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The Art of Cultural Interpretation: "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt took portrait art and flipped it into more of a landscape world. This painting, “The Night Watch”, depicts those that served and protected in a new light. 175 more words

Cultural Awareness

I'm in with the in crowd

I’m in with the in crowd
I go where the in crowd goes
I’m in with the in crowd
And I know what the in crowd knows…

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The Paying Guests

The lodger. The housemate. The air b’n’b guest. Since time immemorial, people have been throwing open the doors of their homes – not from instrinsic hospitality, but for cold, hard money. 551 more words

Book Review

Sarah Waters, in person

I’ve been a Sarah Waters fan for years, ever since I picked up Fingersmith in a bookshop, aged about 15 with no inkling what the story was about, and lost myself in a glorious Victorian feminist lesbian crime story. 485 more words

Guest Post

The Night Watch, by Rembrandt

The original name of the painting is Officers and Other Militiamen from Amsterdam’s Second District, led by Captain Frans Banning Coq and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburch… 308 more words


An erratic turn north

No question about it. We were avoiding northern Europe – but not because we don’t love it. Oh, we do, we do. We’d been traveling in southern Europe and Africa for the last three months. 331 more words


Watched the Night Watch Duology Recently

Good stuff.  May review it soon.  Definitely going to seek out the books.

It’s an interesting experience to watch a speeding truck bearing down on a scruffy-looking old man, recognizing him, and realizing… 7 more words