Royal Family Drama

On January 8, 2020, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced a momentous decision to the world through Instagram. In their post, they said they intended to step back as senior royals, work to become financially independent, and decided to split their time between North America and the United Kingdom. One of the main reasons for … Continue reading

Russian Oligarchs as Art Patrons

For a while now, wealthy Russian oligarchs have been collecting art. Perhaps the earliest Russian oligarch who was an avid art patron was Empress Catherine the Great. She became Empress of Russia in the late twentieth century and collected thousands of art pieces and commissioned numerous others. The next time Russian oligarchs became prominent art … Continue reading

Hong Kong Protests

Last February, the Hong Kong government started contemplating a specific bill that would later spark the many protests in Hong Kong. This proposed bill would let Hong Kong’s chief executive extradite criminals to jurisdictions that have no extradition treaty with Hong Kong. Because Hong Kong does not have an extradition treaty with China, the bill … Continue reading