First National Bancshares continues its slow, apparently inexorable slide into oblivion.
The Spartanburg-based parent of First National Bank of the South has seen its stock continue to dwindle and now trades at just 22 cents a share.
Famed Italian artist Caravaggio has captivated art collectors and historians for generations. One of the most original and innovative of the Renaissance painters, Caravaggio’s works were as beautiful as his life was inglorious.
Not surprisingly, the Baroque artist has been the subject of a number of biographies, including one released earlier this month by Andrew Graham-Dixon called Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane.
Caravaggio was an enigma in an era when it was not okay for artists — even great ones — to buck prevailing attitudes, according to a review of Graham-Dixon’s book by The Economist: