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Poveglia ‘The Island of Madness’ Up For Auction [Video]

Poveglia ‘The Island of Madness’ Up For Auction [Video]

As a means of paying off its public debt and appeasing budget guidelines for the European Union, Italy is auctioning off its famously feared and unsurprisingly deserted island, Poveglia. Residents and travelers are shocked at the announcement as most who have heard of the island’s sordid past never dare to speak its name, even though […]

Irving Penn Retrospective in Venice, Italy

Irving Penn Retrospective in Venice, Italy

The photographic exhibition Irving Penn, Resonance, is showing at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Italy until December 31, 2014. As the largest retrospective devoted to Penn’s photographic works in Venice, the exhibit’s collection holds 130 photographs from the 1940s through the mid-1980s and consists of platinum prints, gelatin silver prints, dye transfer prints and negatives. […]

Operation Mare Nostrum Brings 4,000 Refugees to Sicily

Operation Mare Nostrum Brings 4,000 Refugees to Sicily

Refugees crossing the Mediterranean in search of a new life in Europe have been brought to the island of Sicily. Their arrival represents the highest number of new arrivals to the island over a 48-hour time period. Their rescue was due to efforts of the Italian Navy, Coast Guard and merchant ship captains who intercepted […]

Pope Francis Meets the Queen With Symbolic Gesture

Pope Francis Meets the Queen With Symbolic Gesture

Pope Francis continues to win hearts all over the world with his simple enthusiasm for people and life in general. It was fitting, then, that when the Queen came to visit him at the Vatican, it was a quiet, dignified affair, much in line with the two world leaders’ personalities. Nevertheless, the visit, while informal, […]

The Missing Paul Gauguin Painting and Why Some Works Will Never Be Found

The Missing Paul Gauguin Painting and Why Some Works Will Never Be Found

The discovery this week of two paintings that have been hanging in the kitchen of a Sicilian factory worker for decades has come as a great shock to the art world. One of the paintings was done by the artist Paul Gauguin and said to be worth around 30 million euros. Over the years there […]

Gauguin and Bonnard Artwork Recovered Years After Theft

Gauguin and Bonnard Artwork Recovered Years After Theft

Gauguin and Bonnard artwork were recently recovered nearly 45 years after their theft from the home of a London art collector. The artwork by French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard was unassuming and casually displayed in the home of a retired Sicilian Fiat worker, who was completely clueless to their value and origins. Those interested or […]

Pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium Says It All

Pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium Says It All

In analyzing the outcome of Obama’s meeting at the Vatican, everyone in American politics will be trying to find a way to say Pope Francis agrees with them. Pundits everywhere will be talking about what the two world leaders discussed, what it means, and even what jokes they told each other. The obvious chemistry between […]

Pope Francis Greets Obama at the Vatican: Receives Seed Chest

Pope Francis Greets Obama at the Vatican: Receives Seed Chest

Pope Francis sat down with President Obama yesterday, and two translators, in the Vatican for a nearly hour long audience which touched on topics such as contraception, the welfare of the poor and the resurgence of the pope’s image in the international community. President Obama presented the Pope with a seed chest that was custom […]

Pope Francis Meeting With Obama Making Conservatives Gleeful

Pope Francis Meeting With Obama Making Conservatives Gleeful

For years, conservatives in the United States have felt a particular kinship with the Catholic Church, largely due to their shared stances on abortion, gay marriage, and other social issues. This has not changed since the hugely popular Pope Francis was elected to the office. The Catholic Church in America remains a huge political ally […]

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    Kate Henderson

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