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Drawing, a Cure for the January Blahs

3 hours ago   |   NY Times

The medium is our art critic's favorite - and this is a rich moment to indulge in works on paper, from the Drawing Center to the weeklong Master Drawings New York.
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Reality isn't going anywhere, John Brosio

10 hours ago   |   This isn't Happiness


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Reckoning With Joan Didion, the Archpriestess of Cool

12 hours ago   |   NY Times

Daphne Merkin examines her complicated feelings about Didion's writing, iconic status and legacy.
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Jon Stewart to Receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

1 day ago   |   NY Times

The comedian and former host of “The Daily Show” will receive the Kennedy Center's annual comedy honor at a ceremony in April.
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They Made the Most of the Opioid Crisis. Until They Didn't

1 day ago   |   NY Times

In “The Hard Sell,” the journalist Evan Hughes tells the story of the rise and fall of Insys Therapeutics - and the larger pharmaceutical industry.
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‘Devil House,' a Confident, Creepy Novel About a Wicked Unsolved Crime

2 days ago   |   NY Times

John Darnielle's new novel is about a true-crime writer who moves into a house where notorious murders had occurred decades earlier.
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Did John F. Kennedy and the Democrats Steal the 1960 Election?

2 days ago   |   NY Times

“Campaign of the Century,” a new book by Irwin F. Gellman, revives an old contention that Richard Nixon actually won the presidency in 1960.
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Dakota Depot: 1940

Dakota Depot: 1940

2 days ago   |   Shorpy

October 1940. "Rail depot in Burlington, North Dakota." The station last glimpsed here. Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.
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Making Portraits Personal with Guest Contributor John Parra

3 days ago   |   Metropolitan Museum of Art

Award-winning illustrator John Parra shows MetKids how portraits can reveal more than just what a person looks like.
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Full Wolf Moon

3 days ago   |   Chez Namaste Nancy

The full Wolf Moon rises on Monday,January 17, 2022. Learn more about when, where, and how to see the January full Moon! When to See January's Full Moon January's full Wolf...
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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 ...

Contemplative Works by Ali Cavanaugh Consider Vulnerability and the Sublime...

Contemplative Works by Ali Cavanaugh Consider Vulnerability and the Sublime Through Watercolor

“Steep” (2017), 16 x 20 inches. All images © Ali Cavanaugh, shared with permission Through delicate washes of peach, aqua, and smoky gray, St. Louis-based artist Ali Cavanaugh... Read more ...

Sculptural Kinetic Lifeforms by Choe U-Ram Sway and Flutter in Hypnotic Motion

With assistance from embedded CPU motors, Seoul-based artist Choe U-Ram mimics the lithe movements of animals and plants with his mesmerizing kinetic sculptures. The... Read more ...

Workshop Reminder

I have recovered well from my surgeries and soon I will start to teach painting workshops. On April 26 - 29 I plan to teach a 4-day plein air painting workshop at the... Read more ...

Twitter Launches NFT Profile Pictures for Twitter Blue Subscribers

Twitter Launches NFT Profile Pictures for Twitter Blue Subscribers

Widespread adoption of NFTs only continues to grow as Twitter has announced that Twitter Blue subscribers can now link their crypto wallets to the social media platform and... Read more ...

Three Apples

Three Apples oil 10x10 inchesPurchase info here. Coming up with a title for this one was more difficult than painting it. I asked my accountant , and went with what he said... Read more ...

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

The Fraggles are back. Or check out a rapid-fire new comedy college. Read more ...

GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER: PEG CANCRO

My guest photographer this week is Peg Cancro, a good friend from my Kalamazoo days and sometime visitor to Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. She has traveled extensively... Read more ...

Photographer Films Real-Time View of Huge Asteroid Flying Past Earth

Photographer Films Real-Time View of Huge Asteroid Flying Past Earth

A massive and "potentially hazardous" asteroid measuring 0.68 miles wide flew past the Earth at over 43,000 miles per hour on Tuesday. Photographer Andrew McCarthy managed to... Read more ...

Reporter Hit By Car on Live Broadcast, Finishes Segment Anyway

Reporter Hit By Car on Live Broadcast, Finishes Segment Anyway

A television reporter for an NBC news affiliate was struck by a car while on a live broadcast. The scene unfolded in real-time and despite the interruption, she finished her... Read more ...

Nothing is forever, Ray Johnson

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