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Recap (June 22 – July 6)

So, I’ll be doing something I’ve never done before here. I’ll be doing a recap of roughly the past two weeks. Because a lot of notable stuff has been going on, and it would be wrong to talk about just one of these stories. First thing’s first… Salvador Dalí’s daughter. In late June, a Spanish … Continue reading

East Meets West

About a year ago, members of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh) participated in the destruction of the ruins at Palmyra in Syria. Among the sites destroyed was the Tower of Elahbel, the Monumental Arch, and the Temple of Bel. I understand that no sane person would be sightseeing around Syria at the moment, but the ruins … Continue reading

Thank You For Breaking Our Vase

Imagine if you broke something at a museum. Usually you’d draw attention to yourself with some level of media coverage depending on what it was that you broke, and then the museum might demand something of you later. Earlier this week, a 12-year-old boy in Taiwan tripped and accidentally punched a hole in an Italian … Continue reading