Cannes Film Festival Opening

Even under the pouring rain, Cannes is still Cannes, and the excitement is becoming palpable on this side of the pond as well. The festival opened yesterday, and in an article that I translated today for ARTINFO, journalist Damien Leblanc describes how holding umbrellas didn’t keep the crowd from cheering Leonardo DiCaprio and the cast …

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Stolen Tyrannosaurus Skeleton Returned to Mongolia

Some good news for cultural preservationists and the archaeology community: a rare Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton that was illegally excavated from Mongolia, reassembled, and then auctioned off for $1.05 million at Heritage Auctions in New York City has been returned to Mongolia by U.S. officials. “We’re working with our foreign counterparts to protect heritage just as …

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