You can’t bring that in here.

warthogYou can’t bring in Byzantine period ritual and ecclesiastic objects, but you’ll be relieved to know that you don’t need a permit from the Fish and Wildlife Service if the ivory you’re importing is from a warthog. [More….]


Dispatches from the Madrid Airport

madrid airport[Note from the editor: while your intrepid Spanish correspondent and her co-travelers are no longer in the Madrid airport, and have since finished their 20-hour-plus trek across six time zones and four airports, we bring this dispatch to you, a mix of narrative and non sequitur, to help you feel that you are there without the bedraggling discomfort and inconvenience of actually being there.][More….]