Modern Views on Torture

Torture is a slippery concept. For example, it stems from general punishment, but the delineation between the two is a gray area that’s wide open to interpretation. Then there’s the question of effect — what constitutes “severe pain or suffering” differs among different people. Torture also straddl[......]

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Modern Cave Dwellers

Some people choose to live in a cave today because it’s tradition, while for others, it’s an economic necessity. There are people who build their own cave homes for environmental reasons. Most modern cave homes were intentionally carved out of the rock — not many people live in natural caves.

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Michelangelo Biography

Born on Sunday, March 6, 1475, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni spent his early years in the Italian village of Caprese, a child destined to be shaped by the men in his life. His mother, Francesca Neri, inattentive and in failing health, entrusted the care of Michelangelo to the wife of a[......]

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