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Nazi Propaganda Art

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On February 10, 2021
This is just downright fascinating. In the final days of the Second World War, a train loaded with relics of the collapsing Third Reich was speeding toward the Czech border when American pilots, flying P-47 fighters, spotted it and opened fire. The train ground to a halt in a forest, where German soldiers spirited the […]
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Ye Olde Statue

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On June 22, 2020
Here’s a statue that definitely doesn’t need to come down. For centuries, in a picturesque Tuscan town near the Mediterranean coast, legions of pilgrims came to venerate one of Christendom’s most treasured relics — an eight-foot-tall wooden crucifix known as the “Volto Santo de Lucca.” According to the legend, “The Holy Face of Lucca” had […]
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Jeff Koons is Terrible

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On July 8, 2019
I’m in Mexico City for the month. Because of the problems of Mexico generally, lots of people forget that Mexico City is a genuinely world class city. Among the many things it has going for it is a lot of art museums. I’m down here because my wife is researching and since she has the […]
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This is the grave of Neysa McMein. Born in 1889 in Quincy, Illinois to a middle-class family but one with an alcoholic and difficult father, Marjorie McMein attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago after high school. She graduated, worked as an illustrator for a bit in Chicago, then moved to New York, […]
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