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'Caravaggio': Van Gogh Meets the Three Musketeers

Caravaggio’s story encapsulates several social issues still vexing to us today: the separation of church and state, the role and rights of women, and how the male gaze can distort perceptions of such, and the ever-quixotic tendency for great artists to emotionally self-destruct, often abetted by those they threaten.

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Rome

The lofty political rhetoric disguising base power-grabbing in Rome is all too familiar in a contemporary US context.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Rome

If there is a civics lesson to be gleaned from Rome, it is to beware the passions inflamed by a government in the midst of an identity crisis.

Michael Buening
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Rome

Lest one fear the consequences of amoral political realism get a watered-down treatment, Rome proves steadfast -- eager, even -- in its refusal to skimp on detail.

Ryan Vu
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Rome: Total War

While we can all agree that things like 3D graphics are a good thing, it's difficult to extol the appeal of certain time periods.

Paul De Angelis
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