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Centuries of looting pre-Columbian treasures
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Centuries of looting pre-Columbian treasures

The Paris branch of the London auction house, Sotheby’s, recently received €10 million for the “legal sale” of a collection of pre-Columbian artefacts which, from an ethical point of view, are arguably the property of Latin America.   Juan Carlos Rivera Torres   Sotheby’s pressed ahead with the auction despite […]

Babeldom
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Babeldom

Last week, I dragged my wife to see the film Babeldom. This was the first feature movie by the award-winning animator Paul Bush.   Steve Latham   The picture is a profound meditation on the urban condition, employing stunning imagery, as well as superb computer animations. The film is visually […]

Feel like a failure
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Feel like a failure

Books help me articulate my thoughts. Sometimes though they take me to dark places. Recently, I bought “Vanished kingdoms”. Written by the historian Norman Davies, this is a romantic evocation of lost European history. Steve Latham Davies delves into the stories of countries which have disappeared into history; places like […]