The Death of Democracy

Tony Mendez, 78, Dies; C.I.A. Officer Celebrated in the Film ‘Argo'

5 hours ago   |   NY Times

Mr. Mendez orchestrated one of the most audacious covert operations in the agency's history: the rescue of six American diplomats from Iran in 1980.
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Axel Törneman, Early Swedish Modernist Painter

Axel Törneman, Early Swedish Modernist Painter

17 hours ago   |   Art Contrarian

Johan Axel Gustaf Törneman (1880-1925) is credited in his Wikipedia entry as being "one of Sweden's earliest modernist painters." Not knowing much about Swedish painters other...
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Beijing Dispatch: In the Heart of Beijing, a Taiwanese Pop Idol Makes Fans Swoon

18 hours ago   |   NY Times

Rabid fans flock to a restaurant serving as a shrine to the singer Teresa Teng, whose music was banned in China for being “decadent.” Long after her death, the government has...
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Review: Cantata Profana Captures the Death of a Saint

1 day ago   |   NY Times

In a meditative program, Cantata Profana offers a quietly riveting performance of an eerie piece about the final chapter in the life of a nun and mystic.
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Walter Chandoha, Photographer Whose Specialty Was Cats, Dies at 98

3 days ago   |   NY Times

A stray kitten appropriately named Loco started Mr. Chandoha on an unexpected career. By the time he died, he had taken some 90,000 cat pictures.
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Heartbreaking Photos of Pet Owners Saying Goodbye to Their Dying Pets

Heartbreaking Photos of Pet Owners Saying Goodbye to Their Dying Pets

4 days ago   |   Peta Pixel

Last Moments is a powerful photo series by Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer Ross Taylor , who was invited to document the intimate last moments in a beloved pet's life...
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Mary Oliver, Prize-Winning Poet of the Natural World, Dies at 83

4 days ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

In plain language and minute attention to flora and fauna, her uplifting verse was widely popular and her readings drew throngs. But critics were divided.
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Jo Andres, Innovative Choreographer and Filmmaker, Dies at 64

5 days ago   |   NY Times

In her dances and short films, she created dreamlike, surreal tapestries. “I describe my aesthetic style as ‘perceptual mischief,' ” she once said.
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Essay: Reading Proust in the Gulag

5 days ago   |   NY Times

What books do we turn to as we prepare to die?
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Carol Channing, Larger-Than-Life Broadway Star, Dies at 97

6 days ago   |   NY Times

Ms. Channing first drew praise for “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and went on to play the title role in “Hello, Dolly!” more than 4,500 times.
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

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Natural Blues, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

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Urban Sketching Victoria B.C. with Gabi Campanario

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