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Standing Guard at Minitrue

In this time of advanced technology and political mayhem, we can all look back on the speculative works of the past like Brave New World and A Clockwork Orange to see if the fictitious worlds of Aldous Huxley and Anthony Burgess are closer to our world than the past. The epitome of this brand of fiction is Nineteen … Continue reading

Good Queen Bess

Queen Elizabeth I has one of the most recognizable faces in the world. The portraits commissioned during her reign display only some of her regality and her great achievements throughout her life. One of the most famous of these portraits is known as the Armada Portrait. Actually, there are three copies of the Armada portrait: … Continue reading

The Black Anniversary

In June 2015, I had the opportunity to visit the British Museum while in London with my family. While there, my father and I entered a room that he would later describe as “an entire room dedicated to thievery.” The room that he spoke of was the Duveen Gallery, which houses the famous, or rather … Continue reading

Avert Your Eyes

Illma Gore is an Australian-American performance artist known for works that include very strong political messages within them. Her works include Marriage Equality, in which she rode around the city of Brisbane on the public bus without a shirt, with “My shirt didn’t match my rights” painted on her back. However, she has gained some notoriety … Continue reading

Banksy Strikes Again

Sometime within the past week, the famous graffiti artist known as Banksy has created another one of his social critiques. If you wish to look at it yourself, it’s upon the side of a building in London that happens to be standing across the street from the French embassy. This new work shows Cosette, the … Continue reading

Sign the Bloody Thing

Recently, the British House of Lords has been pushing the House of Commons to act on a significant issue that has become more consequential since the beginning of the wars in the Middle East. The House of Lords has become aware of the destruction of artifacts of cultural significance, and has requested the House of … Continue reading