Paul Val

How Europe Earned Its Nobel Peace Prize
December 07, 2012

When 500 million Europeans receive their Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, here's why they really will deserve it.

February 16, 2011

A reproduction is a reproduction. And a high resolution image on a computer screen brings you no closer to the reality of a work of art than a halftone in a newspaper. That is pretty much my response to the Google Art Project, a new collaboration between the online behemoth and some of the greatest museums in the world, including the Hermitage, the Uffizi, the Rijksmuseum, the Metropolitan, the Museum of Modern Art, and a dozen others. Frankly, you don’t need me to describe the Art Project. Just go to and see for yourself.