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Mark over cities Traveling temperatures Oh, places to go. Tweet

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Unicorn issues Political flood vaccines Words covered with tape. A playful Middle East headline announces “‘Unicorns’ roam free once again.”  This mythological coverage of the Arabian Oryx lead me to paste over fine print, paint over other images, and stain the animals with red. Tweet

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Hidden in green woods Shot with rifle pointed back We listen and dance. After the 34 day manhunt, a Sacramento SWAT team shot and killed their suspected murderer.  Figural sketches from the bluegrass fest recall faces of the murdered and murderer in the crowd. Tweet

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“NEW(s)” toy

September 12, 2011 by

“Munny” toys by Kid Robot give you the freedom to design your own toy. For this September 365 I wanted to experiment with a toy telling the news. I call this project “NEW(s)” toy. Here is the progress of the Sept. 9-15th time period. Tweet

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The cover of today’s New York Post, boldly proclaiming “Praise Jesus!”, was originally in reference to Venezuelan baseball catcher Jesus Montero of the NY Yankees, who hit his first Major League home run the day before.   Out of context, however, I found it a very appropriate headline for this conservatively-biased and sensationalistic tabloid. I […]

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reading the article about Egypt en Israel, I wondered what future they are working towards. article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/world/middleeast/21egypt.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=globaleua2 the basic balloon photo is from: http://www.twanetwerk.nl/default.ashx?documentid=15129 Tweet

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  Jamaica day 1. A man about to turn 100 years tell a bit about his life in this article in the Jamaica Observer.   dig this quote: “People who smoke have mosquito inna dem belly.” Also of interest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Hospital-short-of-sterilised-gowns_9441070     Tweet

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At Least 80 Dead in Norway Shooting I started to build up the mass of an abstract representation of the island Utoya by painting over stencils of silhouettes of small bodies. The repetition became extreme and my hand got tired. I began to wonder how tired the trigger finger of the man who murdered over […]

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Panel Recommends Mandatory Coverage for Contraception From the front page of today’s New York Times: “A leading medical advisory panel recommended on Tuesday that all insurers be required to cover contraceptives for women free of charge as one of several preventive services under the new health care law…But the recommendations immediately reignited debate over the […]

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The Hated and the Hater, Both Touched by Crime Today the New York Times interviewed Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslim man born in Pakistan who was the sole survivor of three men shot in a hate crime against perpetrated against Arabic-looking men by a man in Dallas who claims he was seeking retribution for 9/11. Mr. […]

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sub-Saharan Africa is not on track to meet the poverty-reduction target “Using the latest poverty data available, the report says, sub-Saharan Africa is not on track to meet the poverty-reduction target. In 2005, 51 per cent of its population lived in extreme poverty (living on less than $1.25 a day), down only seven points from […]

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Today was the Fourth of July so I decided to restrict my paint palette to red white and blue. Given the recent and continuing military actions the United States has been involved in, I decided to mix the three colors into a purplish bruise. The fireworks imagery came from advertisements in The Portland Press Herald, […]

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Inspired by a New York Times photo by Nadia Shira Cohen The United States boat The Audacity of Hope, docked in Athens on Friday, tried to sail to Gaza as part of a protest flotilla. Greece turned the boat back. Greece Jails U.S. Captain in Gaza Flotilla A judge contended that the boat, The Audacity […]

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The police and demonstrators clashed Wednesday in Athens during protests against austerity measures passed by Parliament. Markets rallied globally, but John Kolesidis’s front page photograph reminded me of tragic open water rescues, where rescuer and victim, in their panicked states, pull one another under the water and both perish. Government officials who are locked in […]

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Link to article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/world/middleeast/31syria.html?_r=1&ref=world Tweet

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Link to article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/16/world/middleeast/16mideast.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Israel%20Troops%20fire&st=cse Tweet

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By eliminating excess content, I attempted to distill the real message being transmitted by today’s front page. Acrylic paint on newspaper. Tweet

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March 7, 2011 by

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/arts/design/21silk.html?pagewanted=all Mummies are always intriguing to me, a view back into our ancestry, a preservation of our mortality and a glimpse at something left behind. Tweet

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Most of what I read in The New York Times today discussed “unrest” in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Morocco…. Ironically, a music review in The Arts section talked about a singer, “She’s Young, Restless and a Bit Dreamy,”and a song that included very fitting lyrics to what I read today. “It’s the unrest inside me, […]

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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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“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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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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This illustration is linked to a small article I have read to day that eating unhealthy is connected with lower IQ in children and that eating nutritional food that is full of vitamins during the first three years of life can make help the brain grow. Elli Chortara © 2011 Tweet

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“He is going.” My artwork responds to an article in The New York Times today that discusses the decision of astronaut, Capt. Mark Kelly, to fly on a two-week shuttle mission to the International Space Station, while his wife, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, continues her “uncertain recovery.” There has been much controversy over whether this decision […]

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Protest’s Old Guard Falls Behind the Young – in this article it said that in Liberation Square there was a “carnival like” atmosphere, and that protestors were taking picture in front of tanks, one painted with the slogan “30 years of humiliation and poverty”.  The young people mobilized the crowds, and the older guard is […]

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Using Yoga to Help Cab Drivers Relax Body and Mind Tweet

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In Plants That Earn Their Keep scientists are developing plants that can detect minute amounts of TNT in the air, and drain of chlorophyl when they do.  The plants could potentially be used in airports or even outdoors and can sniff out TNT much better than bomb sniffing dogs. Tweet

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China is rapidly becoming a clean energy power. Tweet

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In the article The Thorny Path to a National Black Museum – there is a mention that the silk shawl that Queen Victoria sent to Harriet Tubman is one of the artifact that will be on display. Tweet

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What is the U.S. city with the most gay parents? Jacksonville, Florida! Parenting by Gays More  Common in the South, Census Shows Tweet

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Martin Luther King and New York City Tweet

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