Monthly Archives: October 2017

Art, Monday Gallery — October 30, 2017, 11:38 am

Blossoms

Photograph by Dorothée Pierrard, from the series Blossoms, which documents plastic bags in the trees of New York City. Courtesy the artist

Postcard — October 26, 2017, 12:53 pm

The World Stage

The death of China’s most famous political dissident 

Context — October 26, 2017, 10:55 am

Killing the Competition

Monopolization of our public markets is first and foremost a political crisis

Art, Monday Gallery — October 23, 2017, 3:10 pm

Woven No. 464

“Woven No. 464,” a photograph by Tanya Marcuse, whose work is currently on view at Julie Saul Gallery, in New York City. Courtesy the artist and Julie Saul Gallery, New York City

Weekly Review — October 23, 2017, 2:19 pm

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US president Donald Trump, who once said that “disabled veterans” were “clogging and seriously downgrading” Fifth Avenue and that veterans selling goods on the “most important and prestigious shopping street” would make the “image” of New York City “suffer” if the “deplorable situation” wasn’t stopped, called the widow of La David Johnson, a Green Beret killed in action in Niger, and reportedly told her that her husband “knew what he signed up for” but that it “hurts anyway”; Trump tweeted that he had “proof” that Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilson, who had recounted the details of the call, had “totally fabricated” …

Commentary — October 20, 2017, 3:10 pm

American Rage

On Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War

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