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?
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