Food for the Soul: Napoleon’s Loot
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Food for the Soul: Napoleon’s Loot

Ridley Scott, the man who over half a century has given us Gladiator, Alien, Blade Runner, and The Martian, has not stopped making big movies. His latest is Napoleon—you do not get any grander than that in terms of subject matter. It is an ambitious biography of the emperor’s rise to power, his many battles,…

Food for the Soul: Global Trade in Art Part 3- Middle East

Food for the Soul: Global Trade in Art Part 3- Middle East

By Nina Heyn – Your Culture Scout Even if Venice itself is not in the Middle East, until the early 1500s the Venetian empire, built on trade with Asia and the Levant, extended far beyond the city walls, incorporating such lands as Dalmatia and Istria, and reaching practically up to Constantinople. Venice was the gateway…