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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Festival Overture, op. 36, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, cond.

As it happens, this year Easter falls on the same day for both the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. Happy Easter, everyone.

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Left: The Adoration of the Magi.Hugo van der Goes. Netherlandish. Late 15th century. Right: Wiz Khalifa

Awesome tumblr alert!

B4XVI “…pairs pictures of rappers with historical sculptures, paintings, and statues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, tracing the swag and power poses of hip-hop artists like Young Thug and Whiz Khalifa to pre-Colombian effigies and Netherlandish paintings.” (via @hyperallergic)

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If wine and food pairings are so important, why do restaurants ask what you want to drink before you’ve looked at the menu?

So, uh, this exists. Powdered alcohol. Just add water. Or snort, if that’s your thing. Wow.


"Sderot Home,” Israel, 2012, based on drawing “by a child who had been living in a bunker.”

Brian McCarty’s photo series, War-Toys, replicates the lives of children surrounded by conflict. See more from the series here.

© Brian McCarty

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Although there are still Chiang statues in some Taiwan universities and public spaces, those that had been removed and dismantled were collected and re-erected in a public park near Chiang’s final resting place in Daxi, Taoyuan County. These reassembled, repainted, and rearranged Chiang statues are often placed so that multiple statues are staring at each other in a humorous way. In this clever exercise of massaging history through public art, there are even a few statues of Sun Yat-sen (1866–1925), the founder of the Republic who had handpicked Chiang as his successor, looking at Chiang from behind.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Taiwan Strait, although the Chinese government is still occasionally erecting new Mao statues, many others have been quietly taken down from universities and outdoor spaces in recent years. The politics of museum-ifying the past and the big statues in China are certainly different from those of Taiwan. Nonetheless, one wonders whether China will one day donate some of its overstocked Mao statues to Taiwan, so that Mao and Chiang can quietly look at each other and create a new symbol of historical and political reconciliation.