The German tabloid Bild just broke a story about the huge statues of horses made for Hitler by the sculptor Josef Thorak. I’d just come across Thorak’s work while looking into the symbolic role of horses under the Nazis, and… 352 more words
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As news broke that a Picasso painting has broken the record for the world’s most expensive painting, the famous Spanish painter’s work was in the papers again, but for less celebratory reasons. 191 more words
Kim Roberts, 59, has been sentenced for three years for stealing antiques and paintings valued at over half a million pounds from her former employer’s home in Cirencester. 275 more words
The most wildly improbable things happen to Jaya Jones, but I never have trouble suspending my disbelief because she’s just so darn fun. In her third adventure, Jaya receives a ticket to Paris from ex-flame/bad boy Lane and decides to temporarily abandon her professorial responsibilities and head out. 130 more words
One would think that people who stand up for something right and good are strong in character, brave, and to be commended for that.
But what has crystallized after my observations, experiences and pondering is that in such cases, you can distinguish between those doing it for strong selfish motives and those who actually do it regardless of whether they are personally involved. 701 more words