Papal Coronations

Wikipedia can be useless and frustrating. Wikipedia can also be a wonderful resource. Case of the latter, the article on Papal Coronation, which has links to YouTube clips of the coronations of Pius XII and John XXIII and to a description of the coronation of Leo XIII.

“Pearls before Breakfast”

What if you took “one of the finest classical musicians in the world, playing some of the most elegant music ever written on one of the most valuable violins ever made,” and placed him in a Washington Metro station? Washington Post reports what happened. Via Jim.


Woman accused of trying to kill her unborn baby. She took pills to induce abortion. Just the wrong pills.