Posts by author: Kenneth Pietrobono

Last day with the paper and there is so much I don’t understand. What is this? Seems somewhat important. Tweet

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In a statement after Tuesday’s clashes, [Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton] urged restraint but described the Egyptian government as ‘stable’ and “looking for ways to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people.” “‘Stability’ is a very pernicious word” [Mohamed ElBaradei] said. “Stability at the expense of 30 years of martial […]

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Both Sunday’s and Monday’s papers contained stories referencing the difficulties and power dynamics of how cultural histories are recorded and presented. The Long, Thorny Path to a National African American Museum, NY Times, 1.23.11 Art Exhibit Stirs Up the Ghosts of Zimbabwe’s Past, NY Times, 1.24.11 Tweet

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Every book in the NY Times Book Review and best sellers lists that I’d like to read. As a somewhat slow reader it takes me 2 weeks minimum to read a book. Would take me 32 weeks at best – 3/5 of a year.  Compounded by the new books reviewed every week… Tweet

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“In Afghanistan, Insurgents Let Bombs Do the Fighting” – NY Times, January 18, 2011 Tweet

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“Clashes Go On As Power Shifts Again in Tunis” – NY Times Jan. 16, 2011 Tweet

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Possible Answers: Passive, Coddled, Vacation, Entitled, Escapism, Spare, Privilege, Worldview, Yuppie, Leisure, Sales, Disappointment Tweet

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Based on written descriptions of Americana objects new to the antiques market appearing at major auction houses. “Antiques That Tell Tales” – NY Times 1/14/11 The mean household income in the US is $49,777 annually. (US Census Bureau) Tweet

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Untitled (Smithsonian Museum of American History) Responding to numerous stories referencing anti-immigration sentiments. Tweet

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“Most people at the ranges said that, if anything, the shooting would cause more people to carry guns as a means of self-defense, rather than cause a retrenchment in the form of stricter laws.” In Tuscon, Guns Have a Broad Constituency – NY Times, Jan. 11, 2011 Tweet

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24 Hour News Cycle From ‘The National Rose Garden Series’ Tweet

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“…lawmakers are considering a move to create two kinds of birth certificates in their states, one for the children of citizens and another for the children of illegal immigrants.” (NY Times, Jan. 5, 2011 – On Immigration, Birthright Fight in U.S. Is Looming) http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/us/politics/05babies.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper Tweet

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I was  ________________________ . WORD BANK: a songwriter an actor with broad range a tv and film actress a restless poet a political activist in Hong Kong an Australian realist author a philosopher a conservative tycoon a documentarian an anorexic model a postage stamp designer a jazz pianist founder of a humanitarian aid group an […]

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“The unidentified 26-year-old man tried to kill himself by jumping from the ninth floor of his building on West 45th Street near Eight Avenue around noon. The man landed on a pile of garbage bags that cushioned his fall, police said.” (AM New York, Jan. 3, 2011) Tweet

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In Cuba, where the average wage hovers around $20 a month, soap has been deemed “nonessential” and removed from ration books along with toothpaste and detergent. (NY Times, Week In Review) Tweet

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Wishing you and yours ___________________ , _____________________ and ____________________ in the new year. WORD BANK: peace peace talks political battles joy unwanted gift cards good health beauty student loans success a property tax cap juvenile justice reform judicial confirmations chocolate blasphemy laws a clear path to citzenship censorship love (selections based on news stories appearing […]

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