Glad to finish with those two items. Before I get started on my upcoming paper for the Early Modern Center's conference "Before Environmentalism" I thought I would see what I could do this weekend to work up a little foray into art history on Veronese's "Family of Darius before Alexander" (at the National Gallery). I have a short essay on it that once served as a long hook for a journal article... until the editors told me to lose it (it didn't fit the topic and it made the article too long). Here's the picture I'm talking about. I also have to figure out what journal would take a piece of cultural studies centered on art history!