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This second article in my series about the absurdly productive trans-national art star Jan Fabre (the first is here ) has very little to do directly with him or his work. Rather, it is about the State Hermitage Museum, one of the wonders of the world. We take a look at it because it is on this field which Fabre agreed to stake a claim.

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Basic Wage, Basic Rights

20Ene

This last Monday, on Martin Luther King holiday, Oxfam released its annual report on inequality. The report found that the world’s 62 richest people now own as much wealth as the “the bottom half of humanity,” — some 3.6 billion people

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Sometime during the next few months, the US Supreme Court will issue a decision that could profoundly weaken public employee unions across the country. By all accounts, the justices — in the oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association — signaled that they are poised to rule that workers’ payment of dues to public sector unions must be voluntary

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Tea Party congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC 3) told me he wants to roll back the Clean Air and Water Acts and shrink the EPA. Find out the other agencies he wants to eliminate… Myrtle Beach: South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention Sunday, Jan

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How to Be Calm Under Pressure

16Ene

Most of us have experienced that sickening moment when you realize you’ve made a serious mistake. Perhaps it was a typo that threw off a financial forecast, or maybe you forgot to reserve a venue for an important meeting that’s scheduled for the following day. The details are different for everybody, but at some point, we’ve all felt that rising tide of dread and panic.

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When I tell people I’m a food and body image coach who helps women find peace, sanity and freedom around food, I get asked a lot of questions about how to eat without feeling “crazy” around food: Is it possible to eat what you want and not put on weight? How do I eat cake and not feel guilty?

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Disrupting Alzheimer’s And Us

16Ene

The 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas, and tens of thousands have gathered to gawk at the latest gadgets and speculate about the wild possibilities of futuristic technologies.

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2016, The Year of Connected Disconnect

14Ene

By Corbin Brown, Senior Strategist, Giant Spoon Over the past several years, CES has ushered in an awakening of the everyday objects that surround us.

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What Would David Bowie Do?

13Ene

David Bowie gave his life to art. The man stood for something

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In April on CNBC , I called a top in the China market and urged a move to cash. The accompanying chart — see the red arrow — underscores the prescience of the call.

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Golden Globes Gift Lounges 2016

10Ene

With the Golden Globes taking place Sunday, January 10th, nominees, presenters and other A-list talent had a chance to attend gift lounges around Los Angeles where they received everything from clothes to beauty products to trips. SECRET ROOM EVENTS CELEBRITY STYLE LOUNGE IN HONOR OF THE GOLDEN GLOBES at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Visit Santa Barbara debuted its limited edition “Red Carpet Red” pinot noir at the Secret Room, which was gifted exclusively to guests

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Make Way for Turkeys

08Ene

“Even creatures you might regard as though they were superfluous were integral to the creation of the world.” Midrash Rabbah on Exodus 7 I won’t go so far as to call them old friends – tight bunch as they are, the gang of wild turkeys that occasionally wander up into the streets of my Brookline neighborhood don’t seem much interested in fellowship beyond their own kind. But at least they don’t startle me quite as much as the first time we crossed paths. That first time, they made the impression of ‘Arov – the fourth plague of Egypt, about which we read this week – wild beasts stirred into the mix of human life where one least expects them.

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I believe the time has come to clear up some misconceptions about anti-Semitism.

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The Great Recession delivered a body blow to our country’s financial equilibrium, and only after years of painfully slow recovery have housing prices begun to stabilize and the unemployment rate steadily fallen. But while the economic crisis has abated, it remains a devastating morass for many, especially young adults, ethnic and racial minorities, and lower income families.

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Photography: The White House (The White House Blog) Public Domain For the first time ever, The United States of America canceled one of the most revered federal holidays on the nation’s calendar — the annual stuff your face with turkey, get totally drunk and spend the evening belching and farting fest, known by its more traditional name of “Thanksgiving.” In a somber television address to the nation, President Obama said: “My fellow Americans I come before you today to announce that I am canceling Thanksgiving forthwith because with Donald Trump and Ben Carson still leading in the Republican Presidential Polls, and the likelihood that one of them may capture their party’s nomination for the Presidency, we cannot seriously be thankful for much this November. Thus, I am declaring next Thursday November 26 as No-Thanksgiving Day and I’m urging all Americans to forego the consumption of turkey, mash potatoes and brussel sprouts to show that they approve of my decision. Just FYI though, I will continue to support folks who want to pig out on pecan pie because I’m pretty partial to doing that myself

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5 Stages of Breakup Grief

20Nov

Breakups can be heartbreaking and soul crushing. The more meaningful the relationship, the more painful its demise. Whatever the cause of a breakup, however long the relationship lasted, whether you are in your 20s or 40s, or you were the dumper or the dumpee, when a relationship ends, you will grieve

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Debunking Donald Trump

20Nov

Firstly, I must make this much clear: I am not a Republican. However, I do respect those who champion fiscal responsibility as an ideological platform, as well as those few GOP candidates who have proven their political mettle and entered the arena with more than just empty promises (John Kasich, for example). No matter whether I agree or disagree with their policies, at the very least they make concrete statements about what they plan to do in office via their respective “On the Issues” statements and comments on the campaign trail.

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Craving a change of scenery, or even just a caffeine pick-me-up to shake up your day? Adventure and quality coffee await you — the trick is, you have to find your way to Italy to claim them

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Italy is indisputably a land of beautiful things: beautiful landscapes, cities, cuisine, fashion and people. It’s also home to a beautiful language — a language after our own heart that celebrates adventure, the art of treating yourself and, of course, mind-blowingly delicious food. Italian is full of words and phrases that don’t have a match in English, but oh, don’t we wish they did.

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Hi, my name is Lauren and I’m addicted to 30-day challenges. If you’ve been keeping up with me for awhile, you know this statement is true, but if you’re new I’ll elaborate

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Why Are We All Parisians?

16Nov

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Major buzz kill. By Christopher Post , SELF (Photo: Romulo Yanes) I can’t drink

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Is it just me or did Hillary Clinton pull a Lois Griffin at the second Democratic debate? Asked about taking campaign money from Wall Street, she deferred to 9/11. Hillary Clinton: “Oh, wait a minute, senator

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In the second episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, David Talbot, Salon.com founding editor, tells how former CIA chief Allen Dulles defied FDR to conscript former Nazi leaders in preparation for war with the Soviet Union–one of many deviations from official history excitingly recounted in Talbot’s new book, “The Devil’s Chessboard”. Talbot describes how Dulles assisted efforts to overthrow foreign governments in defiance of American authority, and alludes to new information he says supports the idea that John F.

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Josie Pickens sounds off on recent dating trends pointing to Black women coming together with Asian men By Josie Pickens Interracial dating and marriage are more popular today than they have ever been. According to various studies, millennials certainly see race much differently than every previous generation in the US.

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This article is part of TheToolbox.org’s #WomenInFront series , powered by Humanise .

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Holistic has many definitions — some call it woo-woo, others spiritual, others educated. I like to think of a holistic life as a wise life; you live a life that you know will be better by looking at the big picture, living life as wholly and being aware of the impact of your action. What we think, do, say, eat, practice and believe in, and our impact on others and the planet, are all reflections of how we choose to live our life

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Comcast wants you to believe that it’s just playing fair in its latest push to control the Internet. Last week the cable-Internet colossus expanded its plan to impose unnecessary broadband-usage caps on Comcast users in cities across the South. Comcast spokesman Charlie Douglas told the Associated Press that caps “introduce some more fairness” into the way Internet users pay for data.

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Theater: "Hir" Here; Troubled "Thérèse"

09Nov

HIR ** out of **** THÉRÈSE RAQUIN * out of **** HIR ** out of **** PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZON A polemic instead of a play, Hir is blessed with talented and committed actors who mine the text of playwright Taylor Mac for the humorous and complicated and real emotions that are buried underneath speeches and spectacle like I.E.D.s of life, little explosions of genuine drama illuminating what is all too often just a disconnected series of ideas.

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XL: Obama Takes the Fall for Hillary

07Nov

Yesterday, in a nationally televised announcement, President Obama rejected Transcanada’s application for the Keystone XL Pipeline , which would have extended the existing Keystone system across the Canadian border in order to transport bitumen (a hydrocarbon product derived by a heat process) south from the oil sands of Alberta to refining capacity on the US Gulf Coast. The rejection revealed not only the gigantic chasm between environmentalists and industry, it also laid bare the ugly side of American politics where common sense often dies a slow, painful death. To begin, let’s look at some data

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“Celebrity Selfie” of Catherine Duquette by Joseph Campbell. “You don’t create fame. Fame creates you

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Matthew Broderick & Annaleigh Ashford (photo: Joan Marcus) “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” –Dean Koontz I know a few people who don’t like dogs and I’ve also met some who don’t like chocolate, rainbows or red wine so perhaps Sylvia , which opened tonight at the Cort Theatre isn’t for everyone but it most certainly is a crowd pleaser. Greg (Matthew Broderick) finds a dog — Sylvia – (Annaleigh Ashford) in the park and brings her home as a way to ease the pain of his mid-life crisis. His kids have just left the nest and his wife Kate (Julie White) is hoping to spend time at museums, dinner parties and Knicks games instead of being tethered to a dog, so this is – to say the least – a huge disruption in their lives.

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“I am so…” That’s what legendary actor James Earl Jones said when he came on stage to accept his award for outstanding work and extraordinary contribution to theater at the American Theatre Wing’s annual gala. The black-tie crowd gathered last month in New York’s Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom. “I am so…,” he declared in that unmistakeable commanding voice.

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Immersion In Light

28Sep

Installation view, “Dan Flavin: Corners, Barriers, and Corridors,” at David Zwirner in New York: two works from Flavin’s 1971 series, untitled (to Barnett Newman) “DAN FLAVIN: CORNERS, BARRIERS, AND CORRIDORS,” now on view in Chelsea at David Zwirner, is a glorious immersion in light and a wonder to behold for all generations of art-goers. For the youngest of the tribe, the show is proving to be a selfie-generator

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Art Galore. The 104 , as it is called, spelled out in French as Le Centquatre-Paris , is a multimedia art center partly funded by the city of Paris. Located in a vast compound of gigantic halls and structures, it houses dance floors, exhibit halls, stores, libraries, workshop classes and stages

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One of the greatest gifts a museum can supply a visitor is a free ticket to view important art works from around the world. Think of the many millions of people who are conveyed into a whole new arena of awareness because the door was open without cost

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Lo Que Vendra , 2015, Oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″ Santiago Galeas , whose work will be on view as part of a two-person show at Rodger LaPelle Galleries in Philadelphia beginning September 4th. is a youthful prodigy whose paintings are mesmerizing and intense. By fusing his academic training with a precocious natural ability to abstract and invent, Galeas creates images that suggest private rituals of confrontation, transformation and redemption.

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By Nicholas F. Benton The Best of Enemies , an Oscar-worthy documentary on a handful of screens across America now but guaranteed to be a first-rate resource when it hits the Internet for many a moon to come, chronicles the 10 extraordinary, unscripted, live head-to-head TV throw-downs in the Summer of 1968 pitting two of the nation’s premiere intellectuals, William F

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Till Death Do Us Part

09Jul

Many people fret about what will happen to them after they die. Will they find themselves rejoicing in heaven, repenting in hell, or will their bodies simply decompose

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They filed in, one by one, a long line of fourth- and fifth-grade students, quiet and well-behaved until they crossed the threshold of the Asia Society gallery. And then, one by one, they gasped, cried out, and– in the case of one young boy– jumped and nearly fell on landing.

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If it’s offbeat revues you’re after, make a beeline to the short-run Street Singer: Celebrating the Life of Edith Piaf at 42West Nightclub, and make it fast. Tonight’s performance (May 16) is the last, pending a possible return engagement. For the unexpected enterprise, choreographer Pascal Rioult has the ever-intrepid Christine Andreas reprising the iconic Parisienne’s signature tunes (okay, most of them but not “The Poor People of Paris”), while 10 of his dancers act out the emotions with which the heart-felt ditties burst

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Happy Mother’s Day! Since — as they say — a picture’s worth a thousand words, we’d like to pay homage to every mom with a collection of artworks that put mothers on parade.

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Two people walk into a bar…and find an exquisite Sir Henry Moore marble sculpture mounted on a pedestal in a fountain adorning a five-star hotel lobby’s atrium. Not your typical joke punch line, but then Miami has long transcended the Miami Vice TV police series reputation that made it the butt of jokes and derision and has become quite a magnet for artists and art lovers.

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This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Eileen Kinsella and Jonathan Yee More…

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Baskerville –excuse me, I mean to say Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville , as it’s correctly called–is a crackerjack adaptation of, you’ve already guessed, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles , at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre only for the rest of this week. Perhaps Lugwig uses a truncated title because his calling it Ken Ludwig’s Hound of the Baskervilles would have been a trifle presumptuous, and he didn’t want to go that far. Never mind.

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This post originally appeared on Slate by By Mark Joseph Stern More…

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“The question that they usually ask me is: How can a 30-year-old artist, being young, be so fascinated by the aging and wrinkles that mark each person’s face?” artist Antonio Finelli explained in an email to The Huffington Post. Indeed, judging by his works, the Italian artist does seem to possess an uncanny fascination with the ways of wrinkles, furrows and creases

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Three Stops on Our Way to the Oscars

25Feb

As a teenager, I fell in love with fearsome and gorgeous Gods and Goddesses who –according to myths and legends of Ancient Greece –ruled the world from the top of Mount Olympus. Then, years later, upon settling in Los Angeles, I added to my Pantheon the beautiful Gods and Goddesses of Hollywood. So, as you can imagine, I take the Oscars very seriously, and follow all the brouhaha leading up to the live Sunday broadcast

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This article originally appeared on artnet News .

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The circus has always been a space rife with visual splendor. Long before a certain FX anthology series brought “freak shows” into the pop culture conversation, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey made clowns and acrobats essential elements of entertainment when they merged in 1919

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For some time Broadway has been the place for swellegant black revues, the most recent being last season’s superlative After Midnight . One of the many reasons for that entry’s standout status was cast member T. Oliver Reid

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In the world of children’s books, writer and illustrator Tomi Ungerer is somewhat of an outsider. Far from the norms of happily ever after, his stories are dark, abnormal and frightening even for many adults. In The Three Robbers , a trio of thieves accidentally kidnap a young orphan named Tiffany, who eventually softens their hearts and leads them to use their stolen loot to help other abandoned children

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As the world processes the devastating mass shooting Wednesday in the Paris offices of the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo, cartoonists around the world are making sense of the death of their colleagues in France. The code of the political cartoonist is universally held from Sudan to San Diego: at its core, a commitment to clever, useful, and often unwelcome expression. Nowhere is this tenet more important and difficult to uphold than in countries where regimes and dictators rely on a fearful media

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For much of the world, a zit is something to be eradicated, a pimple covered up. Wrinkles, scars, bumps and blemishes of any kind are best hidden and hopefully obliterated, bringing the host of said flaws one step closer to physical perfection. That being said, when have artists ever wanted to be like everybody else

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Is there any more joyful and stressful time than the end-of-the-year Holiday Season?

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These certainly aren’t your average balloon animals. Austrian-born photographer Bela Borsodi kicked off his still life career in 1999, seven years after his move to New York City, and has been creating, accessorizing and photographing balloon creatures ever since. More..

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Hugh Jackman is a big Broadway draw. Even though his current drama The River at Circle in the Square drowns in insignificance

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This post originally appeared on Slate. By Jordan G.

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More than 35% of Americans ages 24 to 28 are dealing with debt that surpasses the value of any of their assets, Dartmouth College assistant professor Jason Houle states. That’s approximately double the proportions of the late 1980s and mid 1970s. Around 75% of young Americans have debt of some kind, and one of those Americans is photographer Brittany M.

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Hokusai, the 18th century Japanese artist, created a dizzying amount of artwork throughout his lifetime. Working primarily in woodblock prints, though partaking in painting and drawing as well, Hokusai created work well into old age, memorably claiming ” all he had done before the age of 70 was not worth bothering with

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Normally we assume even the most lavish of illustrations, rendered by the most talented and inspired of artistes , cannot compare to the fanciful imagery that’s yielded by the powers of the unbridled imagination. However, our most wondrous of hallucinatory visions have trouble comparing with the wildly intricate renderings of Danish artist Kay Nielsen. More..

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When we imagine the life of a nun, we imagine scenes of reverent prayer, humble wisdom and constant piety. We don’t really conjure images of, say, trying to mow the lawn when a dog obnoxiously gets in the way and messes with your groove

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This post originally appeared on Slate . By Aisha Harris More…

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In the heart of New Delhi lives what is said to be the world’s largest collective of performers — puppeteers, drummers, monkey tamers, snake charmers, singers, acrobats, and more. Their family units can include more than a dozen members. Dads and moms pass their art down to the kids

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Long live the West!

05Ago

It is particularly easy, at the beginning of August 2014, to be pessimistic about the future of the West.

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MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel. More..

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