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The second time piece made from the newspaper. Absent from the face are the hands. Indicating no time in particular and plated with Bloomberg. Ingesting bits and scraps of the news and digesting these to make an artifact of time-lessness. Tweet

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Reputation, after all, is everything. Tweet

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Mideast in Turmoil, Unrest Spreads: Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, Iran, Iraq…If you are as old as I am you might remember the geo-political landscape of the late 1950’s and 60’s and the “Domino Theory”. Who would have thought that all these many years later, we might actually be seeing the dominoes falling. But rather […]

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On Saturday’s paper there was an article about saving fish and the cod/tuna reduced population: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/feb/18/fishing-food Elli Chortara © 2011 Tweet

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what will they think of next? I’m unplugged Sat and Sun, but will bring my paper up to the country to keep reading. Look for my weekend posts on Monday. Tweet

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The first in a series of time pieces: the contemporary sports watch. Time is a rare commodity for me lately, a precious one. I always feel as though I’m running out of it. Or it somehow escapes me. I will catch you, Time, and we will enjoy each other’s company. Tweet

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“Imagine Peace 2011” Yoko Ono spread a message of peace on her 78th birthday today, which appeared as a full-page ad in The New York Times. I connected Yoko’s message with an image of a child in a public school in India that has taken on a new focus to teach  students to “pursue independent […]

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Park Slope yuppies send their nannies to cover their work shifts at the co-op. Tweet

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This is illustration is about an article dealing with the U- turn of the forests sell-off in England and this big environmental issue Elli Chortara © 2011 Tweet

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having fun, making headlines from some of my favorite stories today. Tweet

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The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that a life was worth $9.1 million last year. The Food and Drug Administration had me down for $7.8 million. The Transportation Department valued a life at a  measly $6 million. Actually all these numbers are up, and some quite a lot since the Bush Administration. And they determine […]

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I read an article in the Thursday Styles section of The New York Times today about a “modern day traveling tailor” in Brooklyn. She specializes in creating “vintage reproductions” for the “young, recession-hit generation.” “Everyone has that pile of clothes that they’re like, ‘Eventually I’ll do something with this.’” My artwork was inspired by this […]

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I met February 365dop artists Daniele Genadry and Lauren DiCioccio today in Chelsea Market for a lovely breakfast. As we caffeinated, we discussed the art world bubble, gender politics, and establishing balance. In two hours we covered a lot of ground. The path of our conversation reminded me of how 365dop has organically evolved, and […]

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Mapping Mountains in Section A A6: Groups of Ecuadorean Villagers, Small but Healthy, May Hold Secret to Longevity “He discovered them when traveling on horseback to a roadless mountain village” A16:(image) Hawaii A18: As the Mainland Shivers, Hawaii Basks in Tourism’s Glow “Hawaii, meanwhile, had highs in the 80s last weekend with sunny skies in the […]

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I was reading today on the paper about how industry managed to keep the low prices on alcohol products while experts warned: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/feb/16/alcohol-policy-health-experts-revolt Elli Chortara © 2011 Tweet

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Mapping smile (faint, large, without) in Section A news: A1: Madoff Says From Prison That Banks ‘Had to Know’ “I’m reading more now about how suspicious they were than I ever realized at the time, “ he said with a faint smile A16: Highest Civilian Honor Goes to the Elder Bush “The patriarch of the […]

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/world/middleeast/16diplomacy.html Bahrain, Iran Star Burst! Tweet

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After considering whether to do my daily piece about protests in the Middle East, the U.S. budget squabbles, blind children, Zen eating, or NHL prospects, I (luckily) came across this little article about Molly, the cow. Who five years ago jumped a slaughterhouse gate to freedom (or semi-freedom). She found herself in an overcrowded animal […]

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“School 2.0” I stumbled on a full-page advertisement in The New York Times today about “a global network of schools” that will be opening in New York City in the fall of 2012. Three words from the ad inspired my artwork…learn, collaborate, reflect. Tweet

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This illustration is for an article I read today on the Guardian about housing supply  and choices: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/feb/15/housing-supply-family-job-social-cost Elli Chortara © 2011 Tweet

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This is the kind of story I love to get in the paper–a little tidbit of interesting information that i would not hear about anyplace else. Its great that they are celebrating Darwin’s birthday—probably could extend out to a few other great scientific figures too. Tweet

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Continued progress on a second article. Article by David Kirkpatrick Photo by Ed Ou for the New York Times Tweet

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Obama Budget Selectively Cuts 2012 Spending; What the Budget Says About Us; Obama, GOP Duck Hardest Cuts; A Catchy Slogan for the House GOP: Eat the Future…These were some of the headlines in today’s Oregonian for articles and Op-Eds about the budget debate. Lots of debate. And a real battle lies ahead. Lots of grim […]

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I have to admit that most of the news that I  read today was a blur. But, two headlines from the front page of The New York Times still caught my attention: “Obama’s Budget Focuses on Path to Rein in Deficit…Parties’ Visions Clash” “Egypt Army Sets 6-Month Blueprint, but Future Role is Unclear” My artwork […]

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Today’s headlines on the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/feb/14/energy-firms-activists-intelligence-gathering Elli Chortara © 2011 Tweet

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Mapping blue (in text) In Section A news: A1: Egypt Army Sets 6-Month Blueprint, but Future Role is Unclear A8: A Bridge Spans the Gap Between Crime and Calm quote: “On one recent morning, Damaris Giron, 18, shy, in a blue pleated skirt and wearing heavy makeup, was one of many carrying book bags on […]

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“What better way to celebrate love than to customize it?” …especially with flowers that can last forever. Happy Valentine’s Day. Tweet

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This is illustration is about an article appearing on today’s newspaper (firstly published on Sunday evening) on CCC (Committee on Climate Change) and the ways this independent climate change body is at risk: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/feb/13/climate-change-committee-quangos Elli Chortara © 2011 Tweet

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I am commenting on yesterday’s Commentary page in the editorial section of the Sunday Oregonian. I mention this because only in Oregon would 2/3 of a page be given to the salmon controversy with the remaining 1/3 split between other large issues. In this case, the federal budget deficit and the AOL/Huffington Post merge. Although […]

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Mapping Movement (in section A) found on A1,A4, A8, A9, A10, A12, A17 in these articles: A Tunisian-Egyptian Link That Shook Arab History: Two- Year Collaboration of Dissidents Was a Key to the Democracy Movement. (image caption): Tunisian Influx-Italy is grappling with an illegal influx of Tunisians taking advantage of the country’s unrest to flee […]

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Contemplating actual time vs time felt. 4 minutes equals a story of roughly 500 words and enough time for me to daydream about how my life would be different if I were a dancer.

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Recycled sheet from sections of the NY Sunday Times, drying on the studio window Tweet

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Today I have read an article on Sunday Times UK on how to save money for fuel while protecting the environment too, using vegetable oil and creating bio diesel at home. Elli Chortara © 2011 Tweet

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Follow the rules and then just pray. Tweet

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Mapping Potential in Section A: found on page(s):  1,3,5,6,11,12,15,16,17,28 in the following articles and/or images: Two Revolts, Two Paths Protests Reach Yemen and Algeria A Separate Peace Macy’s Advert Rich in Land, Aborigines Split on How to Use It Military Assures Egypt and Neighbors on Treaties and Political Transition Demonstrations in other natinos renew calls […]

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The article, “GPS on a Path to the Heart,”  in the Sunday Styles section of The New York Times inspired by drawing today. “Logic no, heart yes. I think we have proven our strategy.” Tweet

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Saturday’s front page, pureed with Jersey City’s finest water, and bottled immediately to preserve freshness. Tweet

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Egypt is celebrating. As well it should. But as I read about what the country is up against now, and seeing that the ousted leader is being exiled to a resort, I can’t help but think Mubarak might be smiling a kind of sly smile himself. I’m sure that being ousted, going into exile, having […]

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“The sun will rise on a more beautiful Egypt.” My painting describes my impression of the morning after the announcement that “Mubarak is out” of Egypt. Its not a perfect sunrise, and instead, includes uneven edges and rough patches. But, it is still a sunrise. And it’s also a new day in Egypt. Tweet

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This illustration is about business news about factory gate prices on Saturday’s newspaper http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/soaring-factory-gate-prices-add-to-inflation-woe-2212541.html Elli Chortara © 2011 Tweet

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By the time I got around to perusing the paper today it was 11:45, and the big news headline was already yesterday’s story. One of the limitations of the newspaper—no chance to update it once it is printed. And while I am on limitations, why does the NY TImes open to such a big floppy […]

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I scanned the newspaper first thing this morning, looking for the headlines, and especially news about Egypt. Saw the headline “Mubarak Stays…” so I didn’t rush to turn on the radio or read further. Instead l checked my email and then my facebook page. The top post on my wall was “Go Egypt” with a […]

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Around 9 a.m. this morning, I skimmed the coverage in The New York Times about Mubarak’s refusal to resign as President of Egypt. At approximately 11 a.m., CNN reported that the Vice President of Egypt made a surprise announcement that Mubarak had resigned and will be leaving Egypt. After 18 days of protest and uncertainty, […]

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Turkish surgeon is suspected in organ trafficking. Tweet

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Words worth keeping! Tweet

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Mapping (the) New in Section A, on A1 (with an internet update): “Mubarak Steps Down” (internet), “Hospitals Shift Smoking Bans to Smoker Ban”, ” No ‘Moby-Dick’: A Real Captain, Twice Doomed” A15: ” Not ‘Moby-Dick,’ Yet a Tale for Melville: A Real Captain, Twice Doomed” A17: ” Obama Unveils Wireless Expansion Plan,” “U.S. Proposes New […]

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This image is related to the following article about Thomas Edison centenary originally published on 11 February 1947. It was featured on this Friday’s newspaper. http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2011/feb/11/archive-the-edison-centenary-1947?INTCMP=SRCH Elli Chortara © 2011 Tweet

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Newspaper pyramid in my palm. Simpler than the mayhem, yet fragile like the Egyptian protest-revolution-government upheaval. Tweet

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The council in Redditch, Great Britain, has approved a plan to use the heat generated by the crematorium to heat the local pool. Tweet

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My drawing was inspired by an article about the dynamic new residential tower in Lower Manhattan that is about to be completed by Frank Gehry, “The Spruce Street Project.” “The focus on refined textures, the cultivation of a sense that something has been shaped by a human hand…10,500 individual steel panels, almost all of them […]

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This illustration was inspired by an article about the once glorious architectural public lavatories/WC’s in Britain: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/lucinda-lambton-public-wcs-were-once-britains-pride-and-glory-2209871.html Elli Chortara © 2011 Tweet

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I applaud the city of Los Angeles for putting forth this effort to protect members of the pornographic film industry’s performers from sexually transmitted diseases, which, according to this article, are rampant in the industry. Tweet

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I felt the need to shrink the news into easier bite-sized morsels to digest. Tweet

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