Some stories we’ve been reading this week:
- Another great way to justify our nerdy interests as scholarly: an argument that the most recent Star Wars movie is a classical epic in the same relation to the original trilogy as Virgil’s Aeneid is to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. (Btw, you did see our links about Game of Thrones from two weeks ago, didn’t you?)
- We’ve all experienced difficulties finding a good plumber, so surely we can all relate to the Guggenheim Museum when they say that serious technical issues are holding up production of Maurizio Cattelan’s 18-karat gold toilet.
- Hieronymus Bosch’s picture of Saint Wilgefortis is not as strange as the works he’s best known for, but that’s not saying much. It depicts a bearded woman being crucified.