Mon. Dec 6th, 2021


The United States added to the list of ‘recurring’ democracies for the first time

Saarinen House in Cranbrook, an education campus north of Detroit, underwent a similar process beginning in 2018. Designed by architect Eliel Saarinen in the late 1920s, the house served as home and studio for Eliel, first head of Cranbrook’s architecture department, and Loja Saarinen , first head of the weaving department. Tours had long focused on Eliel’s architecture. But as the curatorial staff explored Loja’s work, they came to see that she was an integral part of the property’s history.

“She’s not really a weaver, she did not sit at the loom and the knot, she was an entrepreneur,” says Kevin Adkisson, curator at the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. When Saarinen House was invited to participate in the National Trust’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program, the staff was able to “safely argue that this was her home and studio as an artist and designer,” Adkisson said.

  • Toek Tik was part of a genocide regime in Cambodia and helped plunder art for foreigners (because, he says, he was offered hard currency as opposed to other things he could sell. Now he is allegedly trying to help return those items , he helped steal (um, how about being held responsible for genocide? Although he sounds remorseful, but they do not all do when they are called out.) Anyway, Tom Mashberg from New York Times has the story:

In the two decades he was active and ending in the late 1990s, Toek Tik, who goes by the nickname Lion, estimates that he looted more than 1,000 artifacts, many of which are considered the finest masterpieces of Khmer culture. , such as huge sandstone sculptures of deities. and their companions.

So far, he has identified more than 100 as being in the collections of museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Others he has seen in respected private collections.

His testimony, and that of others who worked for him, has become the focal point of a global effort by Cambodia to reverse its legendary legacy, as it challenges museums and collectors who have long defended their acquisitions as fully documented and undoubtedly legal.

But despite all that abundance, something is missing. Lots of things, but mostly a strong idea and a credible reason to exist. The true story of how the Gucci family lost control of the company that still bears its name – and how its offspring, Maurizio Gucci, lost the life of a hitman’s bullets – could have inspired Bernardo Bertolucci to the heights of decadent spectacle, Luchino Visconti to flights of dialectical extravagance or Lina Wertmuller to holdings of perverse ideological analysis. The raw material plays like tragedy and farce at the same time.

Dostoevsky struggled to make an account of Raskolnikov, a brooding apostasy from law school, about how he killed a pawnbroker and her half-sister with an ax. At a crucial moment, he was disgusted by what he had written, discarded it all, and started from scratch. What enabled him to find traction was his decision to shift from a first-person narrative to an intimate third-person perspective, a vantage point that, he said, would be “invisible but omniscient.” As Birmingham asks, “Why not look over Raskolnikov’s shoulder as he stands face to face with the stupid, deaf, sick, greedy pawnbroker, waiting for his moment?”

Birmingham himself applies this approach to Dostoevsky, looking over the shoulder of the Russian master while looking over Raskolnikov’s. The result is a book about a book, an insight into literary creation. The reader becomes a spectator to the construction of “Crime and Punishment”, while along the way he learns a great deal about the criminal justice system in 19th century Russia, temple epilepsy, promissory notes, phrenology, gold mining, nihilism and much more.

“A man would turn over half a library to make one book,” Samuel Johnson claimed. The principle applies no less to those who write one book about another book. Michael Gorra’s “Portrait of a Novel” (2012) and Rebecca Meads’ “My Life in Middlemarch” (2014) both benefit from their authors’ extensive acquaintance with more than just “The Portrait of a Lady” and “Middlemarch”, respectively. John Livingston Lowes filled more than 600 pages of “The Road to Xanadu” (1927), documenting the books that Samuel Taylor Coleridge read before writing two poems.

These types of laws are not limited to states where fundamentalist Christians rule. In 2016, California passed a law requiring large contractors working with a government agency to certify that they do not want to discriminate against Israel, and Andrew Cuomo, as governor of New York, signed a decree forcing government entities to divest money and assets from a list of organizations considered by the state to be participating in the boycott. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York proposed national anti-boycott legislation.

Let us be clear, states are exchanging the rights of their citizens for the first amendment with what looks like unconditional support for a foreign government.

When our case reached the federal district court in 2019, the state argued that the boycott was not political speech, but rather an economic exercise and therefore subject to state regulation. We found that argument absurd. After all, the basic mythology of our nation includes the boycott of tea. Since then, the boycott has been repeatedly used as a tool for political speech and protest, from the Montgomery bus boycott to stop segregation to the Delano grape strike, which protested against the exploitation of farm workers. University students across the country engaged in anti-apartheid boycott of and divestitures from South Africa. In 1982, the right to boycott as a method of collective political speech was affirmed by a unanimous Supreme Court ruling in the NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Company.

This suggests that Asians on screen often serve as the punchline or butt of the joke, the study says.

Long Duk Dong, an Asian foreign exchange student in the 1984 film “Sixteen Candles,” is a character that experts say was an early example of APIs mocked on screen.

“Everything he said was something you laughed at, no with, sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen told NBC Asian America. “He’s kind of defined Asian characters for decades.”

The survey also measured the opinions of 329 Asian Americans in the entertainment industry and revealed that over 93 percent agree that API representation on screen is inadequate and 95 percent feel that the representation behind the scenes is inadequate. Of the films surveyed, only 4.5 percent of the protagonists were API. But even when they are in the main title, three-quarters of the Asian characters are in supporting roles.

Many other prestigious stores published a barrage of similarly flawed articles. These include the report by Peter Stone and Greg Gordon of McClatchy that the Mueller team obtained evidence that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen had visited Prague in 2016; Jane Mayers fawning March 2018 profile of Steele in New Yorker; the report by Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier of BuzzFeed that President Trump instructed Cohen to lie to Congress – explicitly rejected by Mueller at the time; and Luke Harding of The Guardian‘s bizarre and unproven claim that Julian Assange and Paul Manafort met at London’s Ecuadorian embassy.

McClatchy and BuzzFeed have added editors’ notes to their stories, but have not withdrawn them.

In this article, RealClearInvestigations has compiled five instances of stories that contain false or misleading claims and therefore need to be withdrawn or corrected, which were either among the Post and Times’ Pulitzer-winning contributions or other work by journalists who shared this award. It is essential that this analysis is not based on newly discovered information, but on documents and other material that have long been publicly available. Remarkably, some of the material that was supposed to trigger corrections has instead been put forward by the Post and Times as justification for their work.

RCI sent detailed inquiries about these stories to Post, that Times, and the journalists involved. That Post‘s answers have been incorporated in the relevant part of this article. That Times did not respond to RCI’s inquiries at the time of publication.

Required Reading is published every Thursday afternoon, and it consists of a short list of art-related links to long-form articles, videos, blog posts or photo essays that are worth seeing again.

MoMA board member Ken Griffin went to great lengths to ask for the document and knocked out cryptocurrency enthusiasts who crowdfunded to buy it.


The painting by David Allan has been acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland.


Westfall remains true to his love of plane geometry while finding ways to undermine all traces of predictability and stability.


Hogarth and his contemporaries agreed that human life was a stinking and dirty business once one had skimmed the foam from the top.


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