Brothers in art: the Renaissance rivalry of Mantegna and Bellini

With paintings so similar their origins have been disputed for centuries, these giants of Italian art are now being exhibited together for the first time at Londons National Gallery In a small room in a former palace in Venice there is a strange, compelling painting set on an easel at…

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Jeff Sessions Religious Liberty Task Force Declares Holy War on LGBT People

Sadly it is no exaggeration, no hyperbole, to say that Attorney General LGBT people, LGBT equality, and LGBT rights on Monday. He declared war on anything that could be perceived to trespass on the "religious freedom" or "religious liberty" of Christianswhich is loosely defined enough to be construed as trespassing…

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Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before, writes Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik If there was a dictators playbook, the DonaldTrump administration would now be on the Instrumentalise Religion chapter. Last week, in what sounded like…

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