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Chinese police fanned out across several provinces arresting  hundreds  of alleged child traffickers.  Over one hundred eighty children destined for adoption by foreign couples were rescued and placed in orphanages. In recent years the buying and selling of babies has become a lucrative business and a source of embarrassment for the Chinese government.   Tweet

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DEA launders money to track drug cartels business. Tweet

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Increasingly more and more children are going hungry in this country. Tweet

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“Gridlock” I constructed Gridlock from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Tonight, they are lighting the tree at Rockefeller Center. There will be huge […]

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Today’s front page headlines from the New York Times.   Tweet

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The hole seems to only be getting deeper Mr. Cain.   Tweet

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  “CUNY” I constructed CUNY from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Yesterday evening, the board of trustees at the City University of New […]

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Under Water

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  “Cyber Monday” I constructed Cyber Monday from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Did you know that it’s “Cyber Monday”? Do you even […]

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Black Friday oozes into the week after Thanksgiving in the most unsavory ways. Tweet

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“Getting and spending we lay waste our powers, little we see in nature that is  ours.”  Wordsworth Tweet

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Two articles in the metropolitan section of today’s NY times referenced the world of ballet: the first was of little girls taking their first ballet classes. The second described the latest versions of the Nutcracker and the place for youngsters in this years local  productions.   Tweet

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“Want, Give, Get” I constructed Want, Give, Get from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Once again, Here are the numbers after national Black […]

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Occupy the Parade… what would that be like? Can we pretend everything is roses or must we face the facts? Tweet

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What does a college degree mean these days? The New York Times has an article about that very topic. I wouldn’t change my college experience at all, for whatever it may be worth in the job world. All that I learned from the people I was lucky enough to be around and goofy places that […]

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“After 102 Years” I constructed After 102 Years from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. After 102 years, Filene’s is going out of business. […]

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“Pies, Balloons, and Football” I constructed Pies, Balloons, and Football from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Thanksgiving has come and gone. I still […]

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© Gracelee Lawrence 2011 Thinking about them on this Thanksgiving day. Tweet

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The fanaticism of relics. The business of belief is an intriguing thing. Tweet

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 “Not too Swift” I constructed Not too Swift from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today, AM New York was wrapped in a full-color […]

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Chris Garcia 11/22/11   I constructed Madonna from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. The mother of the alleged terrorist , Jose Pimentel, apologized […]

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  Some New Yorkers are spending many tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars on huge customized vans. Yet another unnecessary way to show people how much money you have to throw around. I thought New York  already had enough vehicles… Tweet

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My brain every day. Grapheme-color synesthesia, copyright Anne Dushanko Dobek Nov.23 2011 Tweet

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Tailgating Tragedy Tweet

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11/21/11 “Uptown” I constructed Uptown from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. I love living in Inwood. The best part about it is that […]

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This work speaks to moderation in security as well as seasoning. Tweet

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 “No Bird” I constructed No Bird from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Well, we bought a 20 pound frozen bird that’s taking up […]

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Spain has been having a tough time. This article declares that Spain will now be run by a more conservative government coming from the Popular Party. Hopefully this will lead to an upturn for their economic stagnation problems. Tweet

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This  piece is in memory of Chechen poet, Ruslan Akhtakhanov who was shot to death outside his home in Moscow.The poet was found in his garden with five bullets in his head. Known  for speaking out against separatists,the poets death was described by investigators as a contract killing. copyright Nov 16 2011 Anne Dushanko-Dobek   […]

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Again, the New York times has provided more than enough interesting information. Have you heard about feline agility? A striking new phenomenon. Tweet

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“Wealthcare” I constructed Wealthcare from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. The primary advertisers in AM New York and most other free papers in […]

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In rural China sixty two small children were crammed into a small van with neither seatbelts nor seats. Enroute to their kindergarten, the bus collided with a coal truck killing eighteen of the children. Tweet

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Informed by an incredible article found on the New York Times website. Check it out, I’m serious. It’s serious. Our current state of sex ed in schools really blows my mind, talk about uninformed.     Tweet

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“Numbers” I constructed Numbers from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Here are the numbers: 5,000+ demonstrators who gathered at the Brooklyn Bridge. 10 […]

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Sale or Trade is part of a larger series dealing with the sex trafficking of children.This particular work references data found in the weekly reports by Nicolas Kristof in the New York Times. Tweet

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Continuation of the urban sprawl. © Gracelee Lawrence 2011 Tweet

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11/17/11 “Fare Hikes” I constructed Fare Hikes from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. One of my favorite things about living in New York is […]

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Baltimore, MD The dichotomies of the city. Tweet

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11/16/11 “Ousted” I constructed Ousted from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Yesterday, I read AM New York and did a piece about Cain. […]

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Chris Garcia, 11/15/11 “Cain Poll” I constructed Cain Poll from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Herman Cain was presented 3 times in today’s […]

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Today there were several stories on NPR about the military. One featured an amazing story about one couple’s 18 year struggle with the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. Another interviewed several different veterans that had received Purple Heart decorations. There were several more interviews and stories in the feature but these two touched me the […]

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Silent Voices is an ongoing series which includes Terrorists Diaries. The latter began in 1982 by documenting deaths and injuries from terrorist attacks as well as  repression of political activists.. Most of the data for specific works has come  from articles in the New York Times and, more recently, with updates  from the Huffington Post.The […]

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  “Day 59” I constructed Day 59 from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today was officially the 59th day of the Occupation of […]

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Blind contour line drawings from a free classified advertisement paper in Greensboro, NC.     Tweet

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Baltimore, MD Notice the “Occupy or Die” tag… Tweet

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Chris Garcia, 11/13/11 “11/11/11 Remembered” I constructed 11/11/11 Remembered from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today, I’m going back a couple of days […]

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Chris Garcia, “Sushi-50% Off 11/12/11 “Sushi-50% Off” I constructed Sushi-50% Off from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. There are several sushi joints around […]

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Chris Garcia, “Riot” 11/11/11 11/11/11 “Riot” I constructed Riot from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today’s cover story was about Joe Paterno and […]

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Bye bye Berlusconi. Tweet

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Chris Garcia, 11/10/11 11/10/11 “Retreat” I constructed Retreat from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. This morning’s A.M New York had an unusually large […]

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Blind contour line drawing, Emily on the settee with her iPad. Tweet

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The title says it all. Can you believe…. 20?! Tweet

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A blind contour line drawing of Mr. Silvio Berlusconi and friends in a meeting today. He didn’t look so happy… Tweet

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Chris Garcia, “73”, Nov. 8, 2011 11/8/11 I constructed “73” from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today, I flipped through the paper and […]

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Berlusconi…. what is going on over there? © Gracelee Lawrence 2011 Tweet

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  11/7/11 “Unisex” I constructed Unisex from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today’s front page featured the NY Giants in a gladiator freeze-frame. […]

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  Berlin Alexanderplatz, named after the Russian Czar Alexander I, who visited the capital of Prussia in 1805. Nowadays no Emperor’s on the square, but homeless gathering around the railway station. Tweet

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11/6/11 I constructed My House in Habana  from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. For the first time in over 50 years, people will be able […]

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Pirates- making a comeback? Tweet

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I love to read obits, wedding announcements, birth announcements to get a sense of how society is changing. These weddings in The New York Times reflect many things: the 1% in our society are doing well, getting married in their late 20s to early 30s, with both working professionally and almost half having met in […]

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Paris, Quai Saint- Michel 2011. Tweet

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Contemporary American kitchen table circa November 2011. Tweet

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11/5/11 I constructed Marathon from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. The NYC Marathon is afoot again, and once again, I’m panting from my […]

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How I read the newspaper: “chunking” making quick decisions, skimming, making judgments about what interests me, reading and skipping.  Blur of bylines. Headlines seduce or repel. Some photos clever, artistic eerie. Others boring or silly. I do notice them. Tweet

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The billboard-as an extension of the newspaper- reads:  We go to Bologna and Verona in Italy. Where do you go……….. Tweet

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11/4/11 “Intervene” I constructed Intervene from the pages of AM New York , a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Bloomberg   was quoted again in AM New York. Today, he commented […]

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Ingredients: Newspaper clippings Glass tube Salt Boiling water Extraction tool Directions: Combine all ingredients in glass tube Steep for 45 minutes, turn slightly every 15 Succuss Extract from tube Plate, salt, and enjoy with your choice of sides: heart failure or hypertension.   Tweet

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Hand gestures of power, clout, political compromise, victory, satisfaction, victory, threat, even caution Hands of the 1% in friday’s New York Times Tweet

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Today I chose a slightly different approach. I went down to my favorite local co-op and scavenged news papers out of the recycle bin. The four that were included are as follows: Independent Weekly, The Daily Tar Heel, The Carrboro Citizen, and USA Today. I was really hoping to find a New York Times or […]

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