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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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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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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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I constructed Occupational Hazards 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 in AM New York, I read about Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s comments against […]

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I constructed Dollars to Doughnuts 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 read about Lindsay and Bieber (of course), and I noticed an […]

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