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The Humility of God (Part Two)

Read Part One Here Around 1764, Catherine the Great acquired a collection of paintings – including several Rembrandt’s – that would subsequently hang in galleries connecting various pavilions of the Winter Palace and Imperial Hermitage. I don’t believe The Return of the Prodigal Son was one of these initial acquisitions, but it makes sense that […]

20 “Foreign” Films to Die For (Preferably After Viewing)

As I thought about how best to commemorate this our twentieth issue, I came to the unfortunate realization that my piece would have to incorporate the number twenty.  Even more discouraging was that by necessity (aka a shoddy showing of ideas from the old brainbox), “twenty” was going to have to present itself in some […]