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News: Stolen Caravaggio Recovered!

Caravaggio's "The Taking of Christ (or, The Kiss of Judas)" (1573–1602): Courtesy of the Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art

  In a daring chain of events reminiscent of a scene from Oceans Eleven, a Caravaggio painting stolen two years ago from the Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art has been recovered in Berlin by German and Ukrainian police. The painting, called “The taking of Christ” or “The kiss of Judas” by scholars, is considered the most valuable painting ... Read More »

Music Interview: Aaron Berkowitz + St. Louis, MS

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  Aaron Berkowitz is a force to be reckoned with. As one half of the boutique events and marketing company Knuckle Rumbler, Aaron has produced events for big named brands and worked with Grammy winning artists. Although Knuckle Rumbler is based in Austin, TX, Aaron grew-up in St. Louis and never lost a passion for the city of his youth; ... Read More »

News: Bones of a Saxon Princess in Germany

  The body of an English princess found over a thousand years after her death in a German cathedral might sound like fodder for a romance novel but in a laboratory in Bristol, England this month, the story became very real.   In 2008, the body of Queen Eadgyth, granddaughter of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, who married Otto ... Read More »

Chronicles: Who is John Jacob Astor?

John Jacob Astor

Born Johann Jakob Astor into a poor family of refugees in Waldorf, Germany, John Jacob Astor was the first man in America to fulfill the American dream of becoming obscenely wealthy. In fact, considering inflation, interest rates, the national debt and various other technical jargon, John Jacob Astor was the fourth wealthiest man in American history who would have had ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…Benicàssim

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From July 15th – 18th, the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim will be taking over the small, seaside resort town of Benicàssim near Valencia in Spain. Having first come to Benicàssim in 1995 with a few thousand people, the festival has since grown to host over 50,000 people per day and spread its grounds throughout the town. What makes Benicàssim distinct ... Read More »

News: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Shell Cottage built on Freshwater Beach, photo by Russ Hamer

  Harry Potter fans around the world woke-up to a welcomed surprise this morning with the release of the trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Set in two parts, The Deathly Hallows is the final book and film in the Harry Potter series. The first installment premieres November 11th while the closing segment is set for July 15th ... Read More »

Chronicles: Ginsberg’s NYC

Allen Ginsberg, Miami Bookfair International, 7 November 1985: photo by MDCarchives

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked…   As a poet, writer, activist and founding member of the Beatniks, Allen Ginsberg spoke for a generation. A generation striving to give a voice to the drug use, racism and oppression that fueled inner-city America in the 1950s, a voice idealism and optimism from a ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Siena, Italy

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Often in Italy, the stories of its cities are the stories of its artists. In Siena, the story of its most famous artist shines a light on a city whose history has been plagued by the shadow of its more prosperous neighbor, and rival, to the north, Florence.   The origin of Duccio di Buoninsegna is a mystery but what ... Read More »

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