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Art exhibit puts Botticelli's spiritual journey in historical framework

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (CNS) — The culture wars of today have nothing on those from Renaissance times.

In Florence, Italy, in 1497 — after people had been repeatedly warned that some instruments, books, sculptures, paintings and clothes could lead them away from their faith — thousands of these items were thrown into a huge pile in the center of the city and burned in the famous Bonfire of the Vanities.



Thursday, April 27, 2017
Z: The Beginning of Everything
NEW YORK (CNS) — Streaming now on Amazon Prime, "Z: The Beginning of Everything" upends the conventional understanding of one of the 20th century's most famous marriages.

Specifically, this revisionist drama series rejects the widespread belief that famed novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's relationship with his mentally unstable wife, Zelda, significantly attenuated his literary output.



Wednesday, April 26, 2017
One novel captivates reader, but other fails in telling timely tale
At the end of the first chapter of "The Fool of New York City," readers might be wondering, "What exactly am I reading?" because they have met a homeless man who on a cold night is rescued from an abandoned building in Hell's Kitchen by a giant — nearly 8 feet tall, a former college basketball player who wears size 18 Nike facsimiles and whose "job" is helping people.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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