(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/18/18 5:36 am)
The US had already voided its contributions to UNESCO since 2011 and retired from that organization on 31 December 2017.
Now it has been reported by Reuters that the US will also withdraw from t
(Paul Pitlick, USA, 06/18/18 5:28 am)
We have been in Prague for the last several weeks, and went with a Czech friend to see The Death of Stalin, a really dark-humor British movie about Stalin's last days and aftermath.
(Istvan Simon, USA, 06/18/18 4:58 am)
Thanks to John Heelan (June 14) for calling our attention to South Korea's nuclear program. Frankly, with Kim Jong-un's nukes this had to be expected, but I was not aware of it. Contrary to N
(Paul Pitlick, USA, 06/17/18 5:49 am)
John E wrote on June 16th: "It would have been fascinating to be the proverbial fly buzzing over the Putin-Mohammed bin Salman Soccer Summit. Where were their interpreters, I wonder?"
(Istvan Simon, USA, 06/17/18 5:33 am)
Thanks to David Krieger (June 15) for his analysis of the Singapore summit, a topic I started and had hoped would catch on.
Like David and much of the world, I would like the de-nuclearization
(John Heelan, UK, 06/17/18 4:55 am)
Ah! La Huerta de San Vicente! (See Patrick Mears, 16 June.)
I spent a lot of time there when researching Federico García Lorca in Granada, soaking up the atmosphere of the poe
(John Eipper, USA, 06/16/18 7:33 am)
Gary Moore writes:
I've archived Helen Pitlick's (June 15) useful reminder on demonization and geopolitics:
"Russia the government and Russia
(Paul Pitlick, USA, 06/16/18 5:46 am)
As a follow-up to Helen Pitlick's post of June 15th, I happened to read an article in The New Yorker this morning:
(Henry Levin, USA, 06/16/18 5:31 am)
We have two pieces of meaningless cardboard, one signed with Korean characters and one with the inflated signature, both pieces of cardboard from sub-humans of bad character.
The main effect h
(Patrick Mears, Germany, 06/16/18 4:47 am)
Connie and I are away and thought that we would share these photos of a country house (now museum) that we visited yesterday.
Sorry for the somewhat disturbing shadows on the house. Probably n