Monthly Archives: October 2016

Art, Monday Gallery — October 31, 2016, 6:34 pm

Fallen Branch, Mt. Etna, Sicily

“Fallen Branch, Mt. Etna, Sicily,” a hand-painted photograph by Kate Breakey, whose work is on view at Stephen L. Clark Gallery, in Austin, Texas. Photograph © Kate Breakey

Context — October 28, 2016, 11:35 am

The Great Republican Land Heist

Seven militants are acquitted in takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge; Christopher Ketcham traces the history of the Bureau of Land Management

Postcard — October 27, 2016, 8:00 am

The Troubles at Home

Syrian brothers seek refuge in Belfast

Conversation — October 26, 2016, 8:00 am

Eating Right

“I think that the metaphor of seeing ethics in terms of a supermarket array of consumption decisions is all too pervasive in contemporary society,” says philosopher Paul B. Thompson

Weekly Review — October 25, 2016, 12:22 pm

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Tens of thousands of people signed a petition calling for the impeachment of a judge in Montana who sentenced a man to 60 days in jail for raping his 12-year-old daughter, and a man in California was sentenced to 1,503 years in prison for raping his teenage daughter. A couple at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Greenville, South Carolina, left their waitress a note telling her “the woman’s place is in the home,” in lieu of a tip. Hundreds of women in yoga pants marched through Barrington, Rhode Island, to defend their right to wear the garment, and Trump vowed to sue every woman accusing him of sexual assault. “I look so forward to doing that,” he said. Read more…

Art — October 25, 2016, 10:49 am

Untitled

Untitled, c. 1979, a watercolor by Maria Lassnig, whose work is on view at Petzel, in New York City. Artwork © Maria Lassnig Foundation. Courtesy Petzel, New York City

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