Smartphone banking app N26 may have a sizeable portion of U.S. bank customers using its services by next year, the Berlin-based FinTech startup’s CEO told Reuters.
The crown jewel of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a Crucifixion by the Flemish master, Rogier van der Weyden. At the museum, I always spend time contemplating this gem. At the Prado, I saw his "Descent from the Cross" with the same St. John the Evangelist in the Philadelphia diptych. Where else had this character shown up?
Ronald Lauder’s passion is art. The younger son of cosmetics mogul Estée Lauder and worth $3.3 billion, Ronald Lauder bought an elegant Fifth Avenue mansion across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and turned it into the Neue Gallery dedicated to German and Austrian art. In June 2006 he privately acquired one of the most extraordinary pictures in the world—a 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, wife of a wealthy Viennese industrialist, painted by Austrian master Gustav Klimt. It had been looted by the Nazis during World War II and, when repatriated, wound up in a museum in Vienna. The Austrian government fought
What goes around comes around. The story of fake and counterfeit drugs being shipped all over Southeast Asia that are responsible for the deaths of 200,000 or more people annually was foreshadowed by the 1949 thriller, The Third Man, set in post-World War II Vienna. Directed by Carol Reed and starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten, The Third Man was deemed the finest British film ever made by the British Film Institute in 2000, and is the only British film in the American Film Institute’s 1996 list of greatest films of all time. It ranks #57. We spent four days in Vienna in 2005,