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  A 2-1/2” diameter circle hole was cut at the same location through all the papers for the month and saved.  These circles were sewed as two books of 2 weeks worth of newspapers each.  I kept the newspapers’ order and sections as the book’s signatures and added red to separate by day.  The book […] more!

A STRONGER AND CLEARER CLEAN WATER ACT, NY Times, Page A24, April 29, 2011, Editorial “The Obama administration’s new guidelines for the Clean Water Act are an important first step in restoring vital legal safeguards to wetlands and streams threatened by development and pollution.” Tweet more!

  CAN YOU READ THIS?  IT’S CURSIVE, NY Times, Page A15, April 28, 2011, by KATIE ZEZIMA “For centuries, cursive handwriting has been an art.  To a growing number of young people, it is a mystery.” Tweet more!

Chance poem made by throwing dice and using the front page headlines of the NY Times newspaper   Tweet more!

OBSERVATORY: MIGRATING SEA TURTLES PICK UP MORE POLLUTION, NY Times, Page D3, April 25, 2011 by NICHOLAS BAKALAR.  “One of the many threats loggerhead sea turtles face is man-made pollution, but the extent of the risk is a question.” Tweet more!

Instead of measuring the body, this tape has a spy code cryptogram that translates to ‘love your natural body type’. ONE SIZE FITS NOBODY: SEEKING A STEADY 4 or a 10, NY Times, Page A1, April 25, 2011, by STEPHANIE CLIFFORD.  “It’s a familiar problem for many women, as standard sizing has never been very […] more!

  What’s next for cosmetic surgery: pets?  This kitten has the eyes and lips of a contemporary actress said to have the sexiest mouth and cat eyes. FOR MANY CHINESE, NEW WEALTH AND A FRESH FACE, NY Times, Page 6, April 24, 2011, by SHARON LAFRANIERE.  In 2009, China ranked third in the number of […] more!

Chance poem made by throwing dice and using the front page headlines of the NY Times newspaper   Tweet more!

A HOLE IN THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, NY Times, Page A22, April 22, 2011, EDITORIAL “The rider overturns a recent court ruling, prohibits further judicial review and cannot be good for the wolf. But the worst part is that it sets a terrible precedent — allowing Congress to decide the fate of animals on the […] more!

WILDLIFE AT RISK FACE LONG TIME AT U.S. AGENCY, NY Times, Page A1, April 21, 2011 by TODD WOODY “In February, the Obama administration declared the Pacific walrus to be at risk of extinction because its Arctic habitat was melting. But it declined to list the marine mammal as an endangered species, saying a backlog […] more!

DIGGING FOR RAMPS? TOO DEEP?, NY Times, Page D1, April 20, 2011 by INDRANI SEN Sen writes that ramps, the tender-leaved wild leek may be pre-endangered in New York.  They are already banned from harvesting is some parts of the country.  He mentions that the American Ginseng is endangered species. Tweet more!

  IN REVERSAL, POPPY CROP IS EXPANDING, NY Times, Page A8, April 19, 2011, by RAY RIVERA “KABUL, Afghanistan – Driven by soaring opium prices, farmers are expected to plant poppies at a sharply higher rate in parts of Afghanistan that were previously poppy free, the United Nations said Monday.” Tweet more!

Click here for video. I drew this Spirograph as a kid and I watched a lot of television.   TRACKING TV HABITS BY ETHNIC GROUPS, NY Times, Page B2, April 18, 2011, by ALEX MINDLIN The average American watches television 5 hours, 11 minutes per day. Tweet more!

FISHERMEN IN AMAZON SEE A RIVAL IN DOLPHINS: PROTECTED BY LAW, YET MANY ARE KILLED, NY Times, Page 6, April 17, 2011, by ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO “Pink dolphins in the rivers of the Amazon rain forest compete for the same fish that fisherman try to catch to feed their families. Many (dolphins) are illegally killed.”   […] more!

Push, Chance Poem, Paper, © 2011 by Irene Chan   Chance poem made by throwing dice and using the front page headlines of the NY Times newspaper   Tweet more!

LET US EAT FISH, NY Times, Page A21, April 15, 2011, by RAY HILBORN Hilborn writes that many fish have stable stocks and are fine to eat.  He mentions that the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is endangered species.   Tweet more!

Today I processed the newspapers from the second week.  I am cutting a 2-1/2” diameter hole at the same location through all the papers for the month.  The final piece will be revealed at the end of the month.   Tweet more!

Freeways on the Moon, Flipbook, Object, Mixed-media collage, Video © 2011 by Irene Chan Click for Video (24 seconds) Because of congestion and high gas prices, we bring our freeways and cars to the moon in my flipbook scenario. HIGH, LOW AND IN BETWEEN: CLOCKING THE NATION’S GAS PRICES, NY Times, Page A14, April 13, 2011 […] more!

OBSERVATORY: TAKING A SECOND LOOK AT PENGUINS’ DECLINE, NY Times, Page D3, April 12, 2011, by NICHOLAS BAKALAR “The population of Adélie penguins in Antarctica has declined by 50 percent in recent years…”   Tweet more!

IN NEW JERSEY, A JOB DESCRIPTION LAWSUIT’S UNUSUAL QUESTION: WHO IS MAN?, NY Times, Page A18, April 11, 2011, by Richard Perez-Pena.  “What is a man? For El’Jai Devoureau, this is not a rhetorical question.” Tweet more!

The ground is spray-painted, will the sky be next? SPRAYING TO MAKE YARDS GREEN….BUT WITH PAINT, NOT WATER, NY Times, Page 1, April 10, 2011, by MARC LACEY.  “PHOENIX — There used to be two kinds of homeowners in this scorching city, those with dazzling green lawns irrigated by sprinklers and those with more natural […] more!

Chance poem made by throwing dice and using the front page headlines of the NY Times newspaper Tweet more!

Shopping eyeglasses to help correct and shield your vision from the many Big Box retail schemes.  The Fig-ure helps you shape/form what you see. The fig leaf reminds of simpler times before there was shopping: of essential hunting, gathering, and cultivating. Available as both day glasses and sunglasses. STUFF PILED IN THE AISLES? IT’S THERE TO […] more!

Today I processed the newspapers from the first week.  Each page of every section is represented.  This is the first of several processing days.  The final piece will be revealed at the end of the month. Tweet more!

Click for Video (40 seconds) HUNTING BIRDS OF PARADISE, NY Times, Page A21, April 6, 2011, by Maureen Dowd. “In a world where conflicts of interest are quaint, (Bill) Cunningham has a profound sense of ethics. He will not even accept a glass of water at the galas he covers.” 6 HELD IN GERMANY IN […] more!

Wear it  with a grain of salt. BLACK MARKET TRINKETS FROM SPACE, NY Times, Page D1, April 5, 2011 by WILLIAM J. BROAD “Ebay and other Web sites pulse with hundreds of sales pitches. “The pieces below have an exceptional patina,” a site called said of 10 pictured fragments. The ads are for chunks […] more!

EFFORT CONTINUES FOR A UNIVERSAL PUBLIC LIBRARY, NY Times, Page B1, April 4, 2011 By MIGUEL HELFT “Is the tantalizing dream of a universal library dead?  Some scholars and librarians across the country fear it may be, now that a federal judge in New York has derailed Google’s bold plan to build the world’s largest […] more!

In slanguage, “I could care less” means “I could not care less”. The recipient can read either message. LOOK WHO’S TALKING, NY Times Sunday Book Review, Page 20, April 3, 2011 by GEOFFREY NUNBERG.  Review of “You Are What You Speak” by Robert Lane Greene. “For nearly a century, linguists have been struggling to unseat […] more!

In the future, what type of plants will we grow? The Skyscraper Museum suggests greener manufacturing factory scenarios for the future.  THE HEIGHT OF CITY MANUFACTURING at The Skyscraper Museum, NY Times, page C1, April 2, 2011 by NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF “I’m guessing that not even the most hard-bitten or nostalgic New Yorker would want to […] more!

Each of these childhood treats has ingredients of artificial dyes and so is treated as a color object.  The exception is Wonder Bread, so it is treated as a white object.  Like the color theory of the same name, in this drawing each object is influenced by the color fields that bound it. Childhood Treats […] more!

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