From the monthly archives: October 2011

During the past month, I have kept track of the men and women who are mentioned by name on the front page of The New York Times. Here are the overall statistics for the month: number of females in text–110 (19%) number of males in text–475 (81%) Elaine Kaufmann’s website Tweet

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A costume debate Mascaraed party mix mash Political bash. A Republican costume  suggestion for Halloween debates. Tweet

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I was struck by two stories in today’s New York Times. One is titled “In East Harlem, ‘Keep Out’ Signs Apply to Renters”, which addresses the landlords of residential buildings who are only renting the bottom floors as retail space, such as a Chase bank for the building pictured above. By keeping out tenants, they […]

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I found the image below, of a wounded protester, in an online article about the police intervention at a Denver Occupation rally yesterday. The continued use of force, in this case rubber bullets, at these peaceful protests shocks and upsets me. I used 99 copies of the wounded arm below to create the balloon above. […]

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Another “world” series, another front page photo showing exuberant victors of this completely male occupied game. Printed directly behind this photo in today’s New York Times, is an image of the Joffrey Ballet performing a piece called “Woven Dreams” here in New York City. Growing up in a conservative family and town, I was highly […]

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Oakland’s Mayor Quan apologizes for the violence inflicted on protestors by police at that city’s eviction of “Occupy Oakland”.   Tweet

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In today’s New York Times, there was an image from Carsten Holler’s exhibition currently on view at the New Museum. One of the works is called “Psycho Tank: a translucent white polypropene container…filled with water that is heavily Epsom-salted and heated to 98 degrees. Birthday suits are encouraged…”. I find it fascinating that A) one […]

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  In today’s New York Times, there was an article about the ongoing struggle taking place between the European countries, and within individual countries, as the continent grapples on how to “save the euro”.  An image of two members of the Italian Parliament engaged in a physical squabble accompanied the article. Right next to this […]

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kitty cop in memphis: 1968 photo of rebellion after the MLK assasination by Associated Press. Kitty cop image from 2011, also by AP. The morning after the violence at Oakland, the Washington Post decided to accompany its story about the incident, where the police used teargas and non-lethal bullets on non-violent protesters, and critically injured […]

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  This photo accompanied an article in the New York Times titled, New Poll Finds A Deep Distrust of Government. Right above this photograph was another article titled, It’s Official: The Rich Get Richer – Top 1 Percent Doubled Share of the Nation’s Income, Report Finds.  Following yesterday’s efforts of bringing peace and healing to […]

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Cartoon turns ugly Smoke bomb art in the park day Someone’s got to pay. Cartoonist Susie Cagle was sketching the Occupy Oakland scene on Tuesday for her graphic novel when police threw gas in the park.  A day turned bad and orange. Tweet

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I was struck by this photo from the New York Times, accompanying the article, Kenyan Offensive Is Not Welcome, Somalia’s President Says. The caption under the photograph read “A man wounded by a grenade at a pub in Nairobi, Kenya…”. The man in the photo looks more like a boy sleeping soundly in his bed. […]

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Crowded front web page Information suggestion Click for more headlines.   After typing “news” into the internet, these top 6 front page sites appeared.  These are placed in order from top to bottom, suggesting that images and words to read. Tweet

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For this project, I have been keeping track of the men and women who are named on the front page of The New York Times. The men are listed above the date; the women below. Elaine Kaufmann’s website Tweet

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So apparently, tonight was a good night to be away from the computer and have your head in the clouds, that is if you live in the Northern latitudes of the USA and Canada. Stunningly beautiful shots of Auroro Borealis were captured by many a spectator with video cams on their devices. Check out the […]

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As economic uncertainty is still haunting Europe, the stock market reacted in its own menacing ways. The backdrop of this image is an insert from the Sunday times advertising a new fairy tale inspired TV series, Once Upon a Time. From memory, I drew a graph of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from this last […]

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I am continuing to keep track of the names of men and women who are mentioned on the front page of The New York Times. Men appear above the date; women below. Over the past week, fifteen women’s names (12%) have been included on the front page while 126 men’s names have (88%). Elaine Kaufmann’s […]

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In today’s New York Times, there was a story about a new plan to bus students to private schools outside the city that have reduced tuition. The photograph was from a kindergarten class and features a very enthusiastic boy who seems to know the answer to the question that’s just been asked. The cubbies in […]

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I am continuing to keep track of the men and women who are named on the front page of The New York Times. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is the only woman who is mentioned by name today. Elaine Kaufmann’s website Tweet

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I was taken by this photo from the New York Times. After Qaddafi was shot and killed, under still unclear circumstances, revelers were permitted to take photos of his corpse. Many of these people tried to get themselves in the frame, as one might see tourists doing at the Statue of Liberty. This can also […]

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This is a collage of the front pages of the single folds for today, bearing headlines and photos of the death of Gaddafi. Tweet

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. This is the final phase for this hand-stitched embroidery. Come see it in person at Woolpunkstudios in Jersey City this […]

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A race for next best Due to unforseen scandal No one dare predict. Tweet

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The 3rd and 4th  phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. It is nearly complete in time for a show at Woolpunkstudios […]

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I spent the evening at New Jersey City University, where there was a symposium about our very own 365daysofprint.com. The symposium accompanied the current exhibition which was curated by Kenneth Pietrobono and Doris Cacoilo. Along with the curators, I was on the panel with two other artists from 365, Daniele Genadry and Lauren DiCioccio (who’s […]

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Naomi Wolf, author of “The Beauty Myth”  was arrested. Tweet

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I was struck by this photo in today’s New York Times-an image of the Republican candidates saying the Pledge of Allegiance before beginning their debate in Las Vegas. As Las Vegas fully manifests the notion that everything is a facade, it was the perfect place for a presidential debate. And nothing makes one appear more […]

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In celebration Of a global uprising Song of a people. Tweet

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Mark over cities Traveling temperatures Oh, places to go. Tweet

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On today’s front page, the New York Times printed photographs from all around the country of Occupy Wall Street protesters holding signs. I cut out the signs and then “traded” in photos from ads on the other side of the page (see below). The companies that advertised on this lucrative page, A-2, included all luxury […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The second phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. I have completed the outline for the image and will now add the […]

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Above are the names of individuals appearing on the front page of today’s New York Times (excluding journalists). Men appear above the date; women below. Penny Marshall is the only woman mentioned today. Tweet

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1 month old and going strong, here’s a baked tribute for Occupy Wall Street. Tweet

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OccupyWallStreet is one month old today. With barely any mainstream media coverage in the first week, this movement has gained visibility and popularity in the last three weeks. In that time, the landscape of Liberty Square/Zuccotti Park has also changed significantly. Now there is a library of a few hundred books housed in plastic storage […]

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MLK front page Soldier release, fire ceases Protests now targets. Tweet

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After the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication ceremony, Cornel West arrested with 18 other activists, spend night in jail, charges dropped with prejudice. In  a he made earlier about the Occupy Movement, he pointed out that 43 years ago on the same day, Tommie Smith ad John Carlos raised their fists in defiant protest […]

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