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Velazquez in Paris

David Galenson | Posted 05.14.2016 | Home
David Galenson

Diego de Velazquez, the greatest of court painters, ironically was an unlikely candidate for that job.

Rome Journal: The Screaming Pope

Francis Levy | Posted 03.22.2015 | Home
Francis Levy

Innocent hardly lived up to his name. Velasquez captures the power emanating from his gaze, embellishing it with a deep red background and gold throne.

Popes Out of Step With Their Times

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I wonder how long it will take the Church to apologize for its longstanding marginalization and persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and its ultimate sanction of our relationships and our gender expressions. I'm certainly not going to hold my breath