ARTPIL / Prescription .139
Cinco de Mayo
Matthew Hong

On this day, May 5, Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire (1260); After 66 days on hunger strike, 26 year old Provisional IRA member and British MP Bobby Sands dies in the Maze Prison (1981); Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain (1494); Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent (1809); Mexican army’s victory over Napoleon’s French forces at the Battle of Puebla, (cinco de Mayo, 1862); New York City’s Carnegie Hall celebrates its official opening night (1891).

On this day, May 5, is the birth of political philosopher Karl Marx (1818) and the death of Napoleon Bonaparte (1821).

Welcome to the .139th edition of Prescriptions. Here is our review of the week in the arts.