Experience a Culture in Its Own Setting

By Simon Yugler / 05.23.2017 Anthropologist Expansion of Consciousness or Cultural Appropriation? On an exceptionally sunny morning in Pisac, set in the Sacred Valley of Peru, I look out my window at the four blissed-out travelers, sprawled whimsically across the grass. They attended a full-moon Ayahuasca ceremony the night before, led by the well-loved ‘Sacred Valley[…]

‘América Tropical’s’ Powerful Message

Chris Espinosa, standing in front of América Tropical. Photo: Evan Guston © J. Paul Getty Trust. Mural: © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SOMAAP, Mexico City Among the treasures of El Pueblo Historical Monument is this masterpiece by David Alfaro Siqueiros. Since its re-unveiling in 2012, thousand of visitors have viewed the conserved mural.[…]

Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over

Working with image data from NASA’s Cassini mission, researchers have found evidence that Saturn’s moon Enceladus may have tipped over, reorienting itself so that terrain closer to its original equator was relocated to the poles. This phenomenon is known as true polar wander. / NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Cornell University 05.30.2017 Saturn’s icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus may have[…]

The Victorians: Time and Space

Lecture by Dr. Sir Richard J. Evans at the Museum of London / 09.13.2010 Provost, Professor of Rhetoric, Gresham College President, Wolfson College Cartoon depiction of Lytton Strachey, a founding member of the Bloomsbury Group and author of Eminent Victorians / Wikimedia Commons ‘The History of the Victorian Age’, wrote Lytton Strachey in 1918, ‘will[…]

Topographic Examination of the Acropolis at Athens

By Dr. Manolis Korres Lecturer in Architecture International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies Topography and Excavations Although the archaeological topographic examination of the Acropolis is still continuing in our days, its prime time was the 19th century. Back then, extensive excavations brought to light remains of buildings, signs, countless works of art and a[…]