Tulip Fever: It’s an…Allegory?

Tulip Fever is one of the 2017 movies that I missed in the first go ’round- but now that 2017 movies are making their way to streaming services (and Redbox), I finally got to see it. Heck, it’s a movie about a 17th century Dutch painter running around in gorgeous interior and exterior sets, all taking place in the midst of a super interesting historic … Continue reading Tulip Fever: It’s an…Allegory?

On the Downsides to Inbreeding

Is there an upside? Maybe you have to do less wooing? Still…there are lots of downsides to inbreeding. And if you need proof (do you really need proof?), I present Exhibit A against marrying your cousin (or any other member of YOUR OWN FAMILY): Charles II of Spain. It isn’t pretty… Even the court painters couldn’t do anything to make him look better. Historians are … Continue reading On the Downsides to Inbreeding