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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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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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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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Today on NPR I listened to news about the Middle East, the 99%, and of course Occupy Oakland. The New York Times also had articles on the same topics. The amalgamation is the following drawing… Tweet

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A study of the corrections. Corrections published on Tuesday 11/1/11 regarding the front page article of 10/31/11. Tweet

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I usually try my best to avoid the news. Whether it be television, newspaper, radio, or a news website I generally steer clear. This month is different. I’m turning a complete 180. I’ve already spent 2 hours today listening to NPR and browsing the New York Times. Greece? China? Occupiers of various cities? They are […]

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I constructed Bury the Lead Underfoot 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 ignored the cover story about Kim Kardashian’s divorce, and read further. […]

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Another “world” series, another front page photo showing exuberant victors of this completely male occupied game. Printed directly behind this photo in today’s New York Times, is an image of the Joffrey Ballet performing a piece called “Woven Dreams” here in New York City. Growing up in a conservative family and town, I was highly […]

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In today’s New York Times, there was an image from Carsten Holler’s exhibition currently on view at the New Museum. One of the works is called “Psycho Tank: a translucent white polypropene container…filled with water that is heavily Epsom-salted and heated to 98 degrees. Birthday suits are encouraged…”. I find it fascinating that A) one […]

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  In today’s New York Times, there was an article about the ongoing struggle taking place between the European countries, and within individual countries, as the continent grapples on how to “save the euro”.  An image of two members of the Italian Parliament engaged in a physical squabble accompanied the article. Right next to this […]

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  This photo accompanied an article in the New York Times titled, New Poll Finds A Deep Distrust of Government. Right above this photograph was another article titled, It’s Official: The Rich Get Richer – Top 1 Percent Doubled Share of the Nation’s Income, Report Finds.  Following yesterday’s efforts of bringing peace and healing to […]

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Crowded front web page Information suggestion Click for more headlines.   After typing “news” into the internet, these top 6 front page sites appeared.  These are placed in order from top to bottom, suggesting that images and words to read. Tweet

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For this project, I have been keeping track of the men and women who are named on the front page of The New York Times. The men are listed above the date; the women below. Elaine Kaufmann’s website Tweet

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As economic uncertainty is still haunting Europe, the stock market reacted in its own menacing ways. The backdrop of this image is an insert from the Sunday times advertising a new fairy tale inspired TV series, Once Upon a Time. From memory, I drew a graph of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from this last […]

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In today’s New York Times, there was a story about a new plan to bus students to private schools outside the city that have reduced tuition. The photograph was from a kindergarten class and features a very enthusiastic boy who seems to know the answer to the question that’s just been asked. The cubbies in […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. This is the final phase for this hand-stitched embroidery. Come see it in person at Woolpunkstudios in Jersey City this […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The 3rd and 4th  phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. It is nearly complete in time for a show at Woolpunkstudios […]

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Naomi Wolf, author of “The Beauty Myth”  was arrested. Tweet

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I was struck by this photo in today’s New York Times-an image of the Republican candidates saying the Pledge of Allegiance before beginning their debate in Las Vegas. As Las Vegas fully manifests the notion that everything is a facade, it was the perfect place for a presidential debate. And nothing makes one appear more […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The second phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. I have completed the outline for the image and will now add the […]

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Above are the names of individuals appearing on the front page of today’s New York Times (excluding journalists). Men appear above the date; women below. Penny Marshall is the only woman mentioned today. Tweet

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1 month old and going strong, here’s a baked tribute for Occupy Wall Street. Tweet

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I spent yesterday evening at Occupy Times Square. The visual collision of Broadway billboards, jumbotron ads, homemade protest signs, people hanging from street posts, standing on garbage cans, and walking on stilts created an indelible collage that moved, breathed, and changed by the New York minute. Scroll down to see more images. Tweet

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IrregularTimes.com published a graph illustrating the “Mean Household Income of Each Quintile, 1967-2008″. As it actually says in the title, its kind of mean. Above, I imagine a nicer version of what things might have looked like. I have posted the mean version below. Tweet

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As a new cycle of presidential elections is underway, we the public have the exciting opportunity to start witnessing the beginnings of the usual candidate mud-slinging, the accusations of flip-flopping, and news of muscling between the early voting states that will determine who will take the Republican nomination. As my mother was recently mining her […]

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Behind barbedwire Cheerleaders cheer for the call Freedom up in smoke.   In celebration of the prison release for Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, UC-Berkeley graduates back to the Bay. Tweet

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The first phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. Tweet

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Much ado to debt In ancestrial spirt Crisis of many.   This piece is in response to the New York Times Global Business webpage article titled “Tracking Europe’s Debt Crisis.”  I imported flags of the seven sited nations, resizing the left column to match national debt while the right column to match national unemployment.  Each […]

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The photo I played with, by Stephen Crowley/ The New York Times, illustrated the article “Response Of the Police Is Expanding With Protests”. The police play a pivotal role in the theater of the Occupy Wall Street movement, not just in New York but in all the cities where protests are taking place. Their response […]

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