Month: May 2017

THE SCULPTOR AND THE DONNA: THE VIOLENCE OF BERNINI

He was an old man, no longer cutting the debonair figure he once did, but he remained in the shadows lest he be recognized. One of his works lay not ten yards away, hailed as a masterpiece. He stood at the end of the very nave where two decades before he had raged through the basilica, trying to beat his brother to death with a pipe in revenge for his crimes, committed with the woman who now lay dead on the bier.

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“LOL”, Part I: A Descent Into Madness

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single girl in possession of a good movie will force it upon her friends for the rest of time. I spent a whole year absolutely obsessed with it. Theories—improbable and fantastic—were made, friendships were tested, and time was lost, spinning into the eternal rabbit hole that is […]

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