Don’t try and wipe that spot off Metropolitan Museum of Art director Philippe de Montebello‘s lapel. It’s the Legion of Honor, which France has previously awarded to American cultural icons such as Marvin Traub of Bloomingdales, Oscar de la Renta and Pauline Trigere of Seventh Avenue and Colin Powell of the State Department (and Weapons of Mass Destruction). De Montebello got his yesterday. Hopefully, Italy and Greece, which have had their issues with “The Montebello” as the Washington Post calls him, were paying attention. Also today, Newsweek chimes in on the subject of black market antiquities, asking “Who really owns the past?” and deciding the answer is, “That depends on whom you ask.”