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Sisters No More: Strain on US-Japanese Relations Because of a Statue

The concept of the sister city started sometime in the 1950s, but a lot of people tend only to know the term from browsing a town’s Wikipedia page. New York and Beijing are sister cities, as are Paris and Seoul, as well as Krakow and Edinburgh. This particular bond between cities is meant to strengthen … 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

New New York

I recently read an article about some of the famous structures in New York City, and about all the little features that no one would have noticed. Little tiny things that you would’ve never noticed were vitally important in the creation of monumental architectural structures. For instance, Times Square got its name in honor of … Continue reading

Colored Gods and Painted Saints

When we all think of sculpture, we think of ancient statuary, perhaps those of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or the carvings and reliefs of saints upon the tympanum of a Gothic or Romanesque cathedral. All of them are rather naked, referring to some of the nude subjects, but also to the fact that 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

The Jewelry That’s Funding ISIS

I’ve been on ¬†bit of a holiday break for a while now, but this should jumpstart the process for the new year. So, we’re going to talk about ISIS. Over the past year that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been a household name, it’s become apparent how ISIS is getting its … Continue reading