the Medici

Florence's black Medici prince: a drama worthy of Shakespeare

7 May 2016 9:00 am

In a recent interview, the African American actor Wendell Pierce revealed he had once been told by the head of…

Following Galileo’s discoveries, a rugged, cratered moon is depicted (with papal approval) by Ludovico Cigoli in his ‘Assumption of the Virgin in the Pauline Chapel’

Moving heaven and earth: Galileo’s subversive spyglass

11 April 2015 9:00 am

We live in an age of astronomical marvels. Last year Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft made a daring rendezvous with the comet…