The Colorado “Batman Movie” Shooting Massacre will generate many narratives among the public and media. This tragedy will be one more opportunity to reflect on the United States’ gun laws. The relationship between popular culture and violence will be a hot topic as well. Others will focus on questions surrounding access to mental healthcare, and what if anything could have been done to prevent James Holmes from committing his…Read full post
The National Commission for Museums and Monuments in Nigeria is demanding the return of 32 artifacts from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which were said to have been illegally taken by the British during the Benin Massacre of 1897.
The artifacts were reportedly a gift from collector Robert Owen Lehman (great-grandson of a founder of the now-defunct Lehman Brothers financial services firm) who purchased the Benin sculptures between the 1950s and the…Read full post
Amazon customers get an early look at fall’s most anticipated reads at Amazon.com Books
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 23, 2012– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com, Inc. today announced its Big Fall Books Preview (www.amazon.com/fallbookspreview). In anticipation of the publishing season that’s known for some of the most exciting debuts, well-regarded nonfiction and blockbuster fiction, the Amazon.com Books Editors have made their selections for fall’s ten most intriguing releases. Their Big Fall Books Preview also features the season’s most anticipated releases in fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, biographies and mysteries,…Read full post