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Over the Father’s day weekend I went to meet some friends and visit their parish for Vespers and Liturgy. It’s odd when you get to the chance to visit and really improve your understanding of their lives, along side the fact that these are the people that listen to you and what you do content …

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Introduction Today is July 2nd, 2022. One-hundred and fifty-nine years ago today, John Bell Hood charged up the slopes of Little Round Top at the cost of his left arm, and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain charged down the slopes of the same at the cost of a Dixie free and independent, and an America that resembled …

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America, thou hast it better  Than our ancient hemisphere;  Thou hast no falling castles,  Nor basalt, as here. – Goethe Most of my life has been spent in the space of country between the Mason-Dixon Line and the Roanoke River, which I always considered the true border between the Old Dominion and the Tar Heels. …

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[© 2021 Thames & Hudson] The Wyvern Collection of Medieval arts and crafts is one of the best-quality collections in the world. It is one of the largest in private hands. This book is the fourth volume in the catalogue raisonné of the collection. Including the 210 entries in this volume, the total number of …

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I always find it odd when age is front and center when it comes to these varying perspectives. Unless I ask or it comes to me in passing, I usually assume most of the people I talk to when I’m inhabiting this froggish persona are older than me. It is a strange affectation of being …

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The recently closed exhibition Renoir: Rococo Revival (Städel Museum, Frankfurt, 2 March-19 June 2022), relied on the excellent collection of both Rococo and Impressionist art to present Renoir and Impressionists as heirs to Eighteenth Century French painting. Rococo was the decorative style of late Baroque art in period 1715-1780, that originated in the court art …

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[Image: Gentile da Fabriano, Nativity scenein the predella of The Adoration ofthe Magi Altarpiece (c. 1423), originallyin the Strozzi family chapel in SantaTrinità, Florence, tempera on panel,25 x 62 cm, Uffizi, Florence] Divine Love: The Art of the Nativity studies narratives of the Nativity of Christ, following the development of the symbolism of pictorial art …

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[Image: David Lynch, from Digital Nudes, publ. Fondation Cartier, 2017, copyright David Lynch 2017, used with permission from Fondation Cartier] The close-up of Dorothy in Blue Velvet, the zoom into the severed ear in Blue Velvet, the zoom into a hole in a wall of a police interrogation room in Twin Peaks Series 2, the …

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Gruesome Harvest is a book by Ralph Franklin Keeling that was the first of its kind. It makes a strong dual moral and geopolitical case for the good treatment of Germans after the war. It did so in 1947 during the Morgenthau Plan, when most Americans had no idea what was happening in Germany, and …

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