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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest Service in San Francisco as a Clerk-Typist, GS-4. I was active in the USFS's union for several years, including a brief stint as editor of The Forest Service Monitor, the nationwide voice of the Forest Service in the National Federation of Federal Employees. Howsoever, I now believe my most important contribution while editor of the F.S.M. was bringing to the attention of F.S. employees the fact that the Black-Footed Ferret was not extinct; one had been found in 1980 on a national forest in the Colorado. In 2001 I retired from the USFS after attaining the age of 60 with 23 years of service. Stanford University was evidently unimpressed with my efforts to make USFS investigative reports of tort claim incidents available to tort claimants (ie, "the public"), alleging the negligence of a F.S. employee acting in the scope of his/her duties caused their damages, under the Freedom of Information Act. Oh well. What'cha gonna do?

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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 9, 2008
For Brave Eyes - Eleven Images on December 8, 2008 From Three Artists -- David LaChapelle, Richard Misrach, and Robert Longo
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Dorothea Rockburne – Introducing Mathematics into 20th Century Optical Art .
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A Pictorial Essay - Abstract Expressionism versus Geometric Expressionism I keep changing my mind about my favorite school of modern painting: I go back and forth between Fauvism and Abstract Expressionism. Like when the Stones and the Beatles were coming out with new albums every six months in the 1960's - my favorite group was whichever one I'd heard the latest good stuff by.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2009
Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn, by Evan S. Connell I enjoyed Son of the Morning Star so much, I read it twice.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 28, 2008
Fine Art on 12.28.008 - Four Contemporary Surrealist Paintings Two Works Each by Kenny Scharf and Joseph Cornell.
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 29, 2010
Reflecting Sadness - The Art of Richard Estes What's an artist to do, if he loved Manhattan in the 1960's and lived out the 20th century there? Richard Estes kept on keeping on. Fortunately, even his earliest works had reflections which championed the down-and-outer, the common man, and the loner.
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 7, 2009
Richard Misrach – A Life of Fine Art, and Reportage and Protest Photography When I first posted Protest Art/Photography at OEN last September, I realized Richard Misrach was very special. But the times were hectic, what with the election coming and me feeling my way with pictorial articles at OEN. I revisited Misrach at artnet's Artist Works Catalogues last week, and this article is the result. (Some of the photographs' titles include my explanatory words.)
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Fine Art on 12/16/008 - Abstract Expressionist Paintings by Four Artists Abstract Expressionism was painting's premier American innovation in the 20th century. It spread from New York City outward to the world. And the most contemporary and avant garde artists are still inspired by it.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 15, 2009
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SECRECY - a think-piece begun in 1975 Information is power.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 19, 2008
HELL EXPLAINED BY CHEMISTRY STUDENT The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well: Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 2, 2009
An Early Impressionist American Painter – Mary Cassatt [[MCA1900]] "Mary Stevenson Cassatt (was) born on May 22, 1844, in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Simpson Cassatt. She...(died) on June 14, 1926, at Beaufresne, France, and is buried in the family tomb in the cemetery at Mesnil-Thribus...fifty miles from Paris"
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Six Remarkable Contemporary Artists All six artists can be appreciated at artnet's Artist Works Catalogues. Hunt Slonem, Peter Beard, and Jamalii are new to OEN; but Idell Weber, Burhan Dogancay, and Wangechi Mutu are featured in previous articles
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 26, 2008
Bansky's Grafitti from New Orleans is Incredible. See the article below.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 13, 2008
The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 (Vintage Paperback, 2002), by Gore Vidal In this wonderful collection of essays, Gore Vidal mentions Jean Paul Sartre and quotes him at some length.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 10, 2009
A Selection from Herb Ritts' 1993 African Photographs In his life and work, Herb Ritts was drawn to clean lines and strong forms. This graphic simplicity allowed his images to be read and felt instantaneously. They often challenged conventional notions of gender or race.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 7, 2008
PROTEST PHOTOGRAPHY FROM 1963 - A DEEP HISTORY UTTERLY UNKNOWN TO BARAK OBAMA? Richard Avedon was not a radical. However, forty-five years ago he photographed persons and events which we can only hope reside in the consciousness of America's enigmatic President-Elect.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 6, 2009
A Late Fauvist Belgian Painter – Rik Wouters .
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Stuart Davis and Strength of Character in 20th Century Painting Many of Stuart Davis' early paintings were post-impressionistic. Many of his later ones were unmistakably modern works of geometrical expressionism. All of them are unmistakably Stuart Davis.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Five Watercolors by Jean Dufy, a Notable 20th Century French Painter There follow three more watercolors by Dufy, illustrating the combination sketch-and-watercolor approach that many successful watercolorists have used to deal with the imperatives of a free-flowing and slow-drying medium.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 4, 2012
My Mare Island, Vallejo, CA, 94592: Is It a Toxic Waste Hazard? I worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1978 to 2001. My duty station for all 23 years was in the Regional Office of the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5), for 20 years in San Francisco's financial district, and for the last 3 years on Mare Island in Vallejo, CA, where the Regional Office moved in 1998 to reduce rental costs.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Humorous Protest Art on 11.24.008 , White Light Black Light "Alice" is the moniker of a most liberated San Francisco Bay Area lady, whose politics are both spiritual and radical.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 12, 2008
PROTEST ART ON 10.08.008 (Part 2) Marina Abramovic is a performance artist, an installationist, and a photographer. According to Wikipedia, her "...work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind." If she were a painter, she would be a surrealist.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Fine Art on 12.23.008 - Five Abstract Expressionist Paintings by Joan Mitchell Joan Mitchell as an abstract expressionist composes with long curvilinear strokes or broad stains of color, contrasting warm and cool, often on unprimed canvases
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 7, 2009
Hoffa, the Movie. A Summary Review for Labor Day What happened to this movie? Has anyone found it in their local library's catalogue? (It's not in my library's.) Jimmy Hoffa was an American original, and only Jack Nicholson could have done justice to his character in this movie. But am I going crazy? Or would Hoffa the movie be totally unknown in America today if Danny DeVito hadn't been a beloved TV comedian in 1992?
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 21, 2009
Eight 1960's Collages by the Contemporary American Artist Joseph Cornell There are more than fifty collages by Joseph Cornell at Artnet's Artist Works Catalogues. Seven of the eight included here were constructed by Cornell in the 1960's, and the eighth was constructed in 1959.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 23, 2009
John Singer Sargent - Portraitist-Extraordinaire to the Rich and Famous Sargent was born to American parents in 1856 in Florence, Italy. He spent most of his life traveling in Europe; and he died in Chelsea, England in 1925.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 7, 2010
Eight Contemporary Artists at the Pop My Cherry Show in Geneva These eight works by internationally known artists are currently on exhibit at the new Patricia Low Contemporary Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 22, 2012
The Golden Age of Late-20th Century Photography Millions participated, thousands succeeded, hundreds became rich and famous, but in retrospect, Annie Leibovitz was (and still is) the greatest American photographic artist of our time.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 11, 2010
Freeman Dyson Writes About Religion and Science This is the third OEN article I've published since last month based on, and containing extensive excerpts from, the writings of the brilliant mathematical physicist Freeman Dyson. Dyson's most popular book was largely biographical and was titled Disturbing the Universe. He's also the author of Infinite in All Directions, Origins of Life, and The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 13, 2008
Humorous Protest Art on 12.13.008 -- Again, Vitaly Komar Vitaly Komar was born in Moscow in 1943, and he attended art school there from 1958 to 1960. Subsequently he studied engineering at the Moscow High School of Industry, and graduated from it.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 1, 2009
Abstract-and-Geometric Expressionism – Five Paintings by Nat Mayer Shapiro .
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 25, 2009
A Review of Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, by William Styron (1990) In 1985, at the age of sixty and near the peak of a heralded writing career, William Styron was struck down for the first time in his life by depression.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 18, 2010
Nine Years Ago: Eric Foner Reviews a Biography of Rosa Parks February is African American History Month. A much-remembered event in this history occurred in 1955, when a 42 year old black woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, as required by municipal law.
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(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 20, 2010
Increased Tensions with Unresolved 9/11 Issues Media Democracy in Action's Project Censored reports this may be the most highly censored story of 2010.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 29, 2008
Progressive Art: Two More Paintings by Bansky Yes, these two wonderful protest paintings by the contemporary artist Bansky belong in every Progressive's Collection
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 18, 2008
PROTEST PHOTOGRAPHY ON 10.17.008 Michael Dweck was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, and studied fine arts at the Pratt Institute.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Eight Paintings by the Famous Contemporary Artist George Condo My intellectual favorite of these remarkable paintings is Grace; my pictorial favorite is Jazz edges; and my thematic favorite is USA Cancer. Six of the works are what I call Contemporary Surrealism.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 18, 2008
If Obama Falters-American Scenes from the Great Depression Walker Evans is probably the most famous American photographer of all time, worldwide.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 26, 2009
And Two Centuries Later, the Money-Grubbing Materialists Are Still About Destroying the Planet Several years ago I dreamed of visiting Sicily on a sea-voyage around that magic island. So I purchased and read a remarkable book titled “Greek Cities in Italy and Sicily” written by David Randall-MacIver.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 14, 2009
The Contemporary Artist Leon Golub: Six More Images from his Portraits of Power Paintings A selection of Leon Golub's works, including these six paintings and a photograph of the artist, can be found in the “Painters” section at artnet's Artist Works Catalogues. For me, Golub's “power” paintings are the artistic equivalent of the movie treatment of suicide (which is devoid of interpersonal physical violence) in “The Virgin Suicides”.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 12, 2011
An Appreciation of True Stories, a Movie by David Byrne about (the fictional town of ) Virgil, Texas David Byrne has had such an incredible life I'm beginning to realize that this little jewel of a movie about Vidor, Texas, which came out in 1986, was a very very small part of it.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 18, 2010
7 Watercolors by John Singer Sargent This is the second OEN article I've published with the art of John Singer Sargent. He was born 25 years before Pablo Picasso, and was as unique and accomplished in his own way as The Most Recent Spanish Master.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 17, 2010
Nine Installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov This is wonderfully contemporary art, and several of the installations are extremely funny, as in "ha-ha." Enjoy.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 12, 2010
An Excerpt from The Politics of War, a Book by Gabriel Kolko This excerpt is from Gabriel Kolko's monumental study of American foreign policy -- The Politics of War: The World and United States Foreign Policy, 1943-1945. It's from the beginning of Chapter 14 of the book, and sketches the weightiest issues involved in the Yalta Conference of February 1945 when Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met in the Crimean city on the shores of the Black Sea.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 15, 2010
Five Oil Paintings of Arabian Horses by Dede Schuhmacher Dede Schuhmacher is a remarkably talented artist who was born in Texas and still lives in the Southwestern United States. She is a longstanding personal friend of mine, but I'm sure you'll agree that her art is here not because of our friendship but because it deserves your attention.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 10, 2008
NOBUHO NAGASAWA - THE PROTEST ARTIST AS GENIUS ....
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Surrealist Portraiture – Five Paintings by Almut Heise .
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More Isaac Witkin -- Nine Bronze Sculptures Isaac Witkin was a most remarkable sculptor.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 31, 2012
6 Photographic Works by Darren Almond and 4 Paintings by Marc Quinn, from the Patricia Low Gallery in Switzerland Intro: The Patricia Low Gallery featured these works in a recent opening in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Wikipedia tells us that "Votive offerings, swords, and needles from the Bronze Age, were found at the base of the springs in St. Moritz, which indicate that the Celts had already discovered them....(And) St. Moritz is first mentioned around 1137-39 as ad sanctum Mauricium (literally, near or at a holy Moorish place).
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Title: Four Paintings and Two Large Scale Works by Arman Arman is amazing. In his own words: "I specialize very much in everything; I have never been how do you say it? A dilettante."
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 25, 2011
Post-Mortem Benny Andrews: Seven of His Early Paintings from Artnet's AWC. Benny Andrews was a remarkably talented African-American painter who died in 2007. This article, during the month we honor African-Americans, is dedicated to all the artistic ones whose works never saw the light of day because of the color of their creators' skin.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 27, 2010
Freeman Dyson, A Brilliant Scientist Who is an Unabashed Optimist About Biotechnology Research - Part II Freeman Dyson is the British mathematical physicist who famously drove cross-country from New York to California with Richard Feynman in the late 1950's and helped him work out the mathematics to formalize the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, for which Feynman shared the Nobel Prize with Sin-Itiro Tomonaga and Julian Schwinger in 1965. The Nobel Prize for Physics has never been shared by four physicists.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 27, 2008
Protest Art on America's Thanksgiving Day: K. H. Hodicke In 2006, K.H. Hodicke was 68 years old, living and working in Berlin, Germany, and a Professor Emeritus at the Universitat der Kunste.
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Black American Protest, 2007-2008 -- Glen Ford and BAR ....
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A Book Review of "The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (2004)," by Chalmers Johnson Chalmers Johnson died four days ago. He will be best remembered for his book "Blowback: The Cost and Consequences of the American Empire (2000)." In 2004, after experiencing four years of King George II, Johnson published "The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy and the End of the Republic (2004)." I reviewed it in an OpEdNews article, which I reproduce here.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 27, 2011
An Appreciation of Woman Love in the Movies "Bound" and "High Art" Woman love, or love between women, is so abhorrent to men with access to Flickr, there are hardly any images of it at Flickr Commons. However, seeing it in movies or in person is a turn-on, and consequently Hollywood has depicted love between women very commendably in two color films I've seen recently: Bound, starring lovers Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon, and High Art, starring lovers Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 10, 2010
An Appreciation of the Movie, The Constant Gardener Go out and rent this movie, still very timely! Not much has changed in Africa since it first came out. Scenario: In London, Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) meets and falls in love with outspoken humanitarian Tessa (Rachel Weisz), a beautiful young activist who persuades him to take her back with him to Africa. (Wiki)
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 24, 2008
PROTEST ART ON 11.24.008 - IDELLE WEBER ....
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PROTEST ART ON 11.16.008 -- VERNON FISHER Vernon Fisher of Texas - art and awards.
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Seven Contemporary Paintings by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Ilya and Emilia Kabakov show that some of America's best contemporary art has been produced by artists born between 1933 and 1945. Ancient times, you say? Not in the art world.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Michela Wrong Reviews "Six Months in Sudan" by James Maskalyk This book review is in the current issue of the London Review of Books, and its title is "Significance Addicts". Michela Wrong is a British journalist and author who has spent six years as a foreign correspondent covering events across the African continent for Reuters, the BBC, and the (London) Financial Times.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 3, 2009
Arlene Slavin's Murals Since 1978 and Paintings Since 1989: Where Talent and Perfection Intersect Arlene Slavin is an artist and a perfectionist.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 26, 2010
VIVA CUBA ! ! THE 57TH CELEBRATION OF THE 26TH OF JULY MOVEMENT The 26th of July Movement was the revolutionary army organized and led by Fidel Castro which overthrew the Batista dictatorship in Cuba in 1959.
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(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 21, 2010
Seven Political Works by DC Artist Thomas Durham Thomas Durham is a multi-talented artist who works in Washington, DC. The names Tom assigned these works at his website convinced me beyond a reasonable doubt that he considers them "Political Works."
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 18, 2011
An Appreciation of Joaquin Phoenix, Nicole Kidman, and Matt Dillon in the movie To Die For To Die For was released in 1995, which was during a comeback, or slow period, in the careers of three of its stars: (1) Joaquin Phoenix, who had starred in Ron Howard's Parenthood (in 1989, as Leaf Phoenix), which was his 4th Hollywood movie; and, (2) Nicole Kidman, who hadn't yet gone down with the ship in Stanley Kubrick's last and least notable film, Eyes Wide Shut (1999); and, (3) Matt Dillon, whose career still was blahh.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 1, 2011
More Joan Mitchell -- From a Lifetime of Great Abstract Expressionist Works Joan Mitchell was born in 1925 and died in 1992. In my opinion her Abstract Expressionist works are the best anyone ever painted, better than Jackson Pollock's, who founded abstract expressionism in New York City in the 1950's; and better than Willem De Kooning's, whose wonderful purely abstract works are considered by many to be better than even Pollock's at his best.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 3, 2008
PROTEST ART ON 01.03.008 -- ONCE MORE, MARINA ABRAMOVIC I have previously posted two sets of works by Marina Abramovic - performance artist, installationist, photographer, and protest artist extraordinaire. Two more of this remarkable artist's photographs follow.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Seven Portraits by Kehinde Wiley Yesterday, an advertisement on satellite TV (USAHD) featured the art of Kehinde Wiley. He is a remarkable artist.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 28, 2010
More Scary Art by Tom Durham Tom Durham is a multi-talented artist who lives and works in Rhode Island. His art has appeared in exhibitions and museums in Europe, New York City, Washington, DC, and several eastern seaboard states.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 5, 2010
Jenny Diski on Beauty, Ugliness, and Art This review of the book "On Ugliness" edited by Umberto Eco was published in the January 24, 2008, issue of the London Review of Books. Ms. Diski writes regularly for the LRB.
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 11, 2008
Humorous Protest Art on 12.11.008 - The Russian Vitaly Komar .
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Arlene Slavin's Functional Art: Where Talent and Perfection Intersect Arlene Slavin is an artist of varied interests and a perfectionist.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Thirteen More Works by Nancy Spero, a Persistently Disturbing Artist Nancy Spero has been producing cutting-edge protest art for five decades. Her biography at Artnet's Artist Works Catalogues speaks mainly of technique, but I've arranged her works to contrast the pictorial effects, which illustrates the consistency of her radicalism.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 15, 2009
An Introductory Book Review of “Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography,” by Ignacio Ramonet Over the last seven months, John Little has posted at OpEdNews his remarkable review of the book “Fidel Casto: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography” by Ignacio Ramonet. John's review was composed of twenty installments, progressing through the book chapter by chapter. This is my brief review of the first 230 pages of the book, followed by links to John's series of reviews here at OEN.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Imperialist Morality, by Jean-Paul Sartre Interview with Jean Paul Sartre on the War Crimes Tribunal in 1967, which tried American War Criminals for the Vietnam War en abstentia.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 4, 2008
CONTEMPORARY PROTEST ART A Nancy Spero Show.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 25, 2010
Rock-and-Roll in America, 1956-1960 I went east to college from high-school in Texas in 1959. And I took a three-record Hank Williams collection, which knocked the sox off my fellow freshman in Harvard Yard. But from 1956 through 1959, country and western was very much secondary to my high-school musical enjoyment.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Four John Baeder L.A. Taco Trucks, and Five Baeder L.A. Diners (in Three Images) John Baeder is a photographer in search of Americana. If you live in a trailer park, John might like to hear from you, at Artnet's Artist Works Catalogues. Before your park gets urban-developed away, that is.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 14, 2009
David Maisel, Contemporary Art, and Protest and Reportage Photography The first set of six photographs below is straightforward. They are aerial photographs of five strip mining sites in Arizona and one site in Montana. I would be hard-put to decide whether 'protest photography' or 'reportage photography,' more accurately describes these works
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 8, 2008
MORE PROTEST ART Christa Dichgans is a German artist. Pictured here are three of her works dated 2003 and 2007.
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Protest Art on 12.21.008 - Three Paintings by Ruza Spak Ms. Spak is new to artnet's Artist Works Catalogues.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 23, 2010
Bill Clinton's Lies It truly pains me having to deny it. Today he is nothing more than a simple fellow consigned to history, as if the empire's history, and even more importantly, the history of the human race, were guaranteed beyond a few dozen years, without a nuclear war breaking out in Korea, Iran or some other area of conflict. As is known, the United Nations has sent Clinton as a special envoy to Haiti.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The US Department of Defense is the Worst Polluter on the Planet Media Democracy in Action's Project Censored reports this may be the most highly censored story of 2010.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 11, 2009
Protest Art – Five Photographic Works by Three Contemporary Artists Robert Longo, Andres Serrano, and David LaChapelle are photographer-artists of great honesty and remarkable ability. More explicit works by the three artists may be viewed at artnet's Artist Works Catalogues.
The Photographer, Arnold Newman,, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 26, 2010
More Portraiture by Arnold Newman | Seven Artists and One Impresario, In Color Arnold Newman is a new addition at Artnet's Artist Works Catalogues, but his name belongs with the greatest American black-and-white photographers, right up there with Carleton Watkins, Imogen Cunningham, and Ed Weston. Newman died in 2006.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 18, 2008
Protest Art on 12.18.008 – Four Photographs by Andres Serrano .
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PROTEST ART ON 10.30.008 - WORKS BY WANGECHI MUTU Wangechi Mutu was born in Kenya in 1972.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 10, 2010
Six Years Ago: Jenny Diski Writes About Stanley Milgram's Torture Experiments his book-review article appeared six years ago and forty-three years after Stanley Milgram's legendary experiments in New Haven, Connecticut, designed to determine how far ordinary Americans would go to comply with orders to torture. The experiments, not to mention the review, are more relevant now than ever.
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PROTEST ART ON 11.12.008 - ONCE MORE, MITCH EPSTEIN ...
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 15, 2009
Daniel Garber, An American Bridge Between French Expressionism and Abstract Expressionism? These pictures have been sitting in my files for months. While my more political pieces have been appearing at OpEdNews. It felt really good to watch them again, and submit them here for publication. Daniel Garber is a great artist.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Twelve More by Joseph Cornell, American Master Collagist. Joseph Cornell (December 24, 1903 -" December 29, 1972) was an American artist and sculptor, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker (Wikipedia, 2009).
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 23, 2009
How Can I Miss You, If You Won't Go Away? This is the fourth OEN article I've published with images of the works of Marina Abramovic, possibly America's first performance artist/installationist.
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Jimmy Ernst, Five Decades of Just Another American Modernist I hope you're not getting bored with the art I've been posting here at OpEdNews. It might distract you a few seconds from the world of bombs and torture. At least, that's why it's here.
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Seven Miscellaneous Photographs Taken Before 1968 by Imogen Cunningham. I've said that photography is not art, but it was when it was new. In a time long ago when most of the great American photographers were men: Ansel Adams, Carleton Watkins, Ed Weston, and others - which was late in the 19th century and in the first half of the 20th. But there was one woman too.
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Seven More Paintings by Almut Heise, German Modernist Almut Heise was born in Celle, Germany, in 1944. She has been an artist and a student of art and a professor of art all her life, in Germany, and she presently lives and works in Hamburg.
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More Jenny Holzer Art: Nine Miscellaneous Works OEN's John Reed liked my previous article showing works by Jenny Holzer, and he sent me an internal OEN mail identifying three of her works at Artnet's Artist Works Catalogs and requesting they be included in a second Jenny Holzer article.
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The Odious Tyranny Imposed on the World Is President Barak Obama responsible for or a promoter of this tyranny? No. He is ignoring reality and neither wants to nor would be able to overcome it. Or rather, he is dreaming of the unreal in an unreal world. "Ideas without words, words without meaning," as a brilliant poet once stated.
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Four Artworks by Nell Blaine Ten Nell Blaine paintings are presently for sale online at Artnet.
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Eight Steel Sculptures by Isaac Witkin I used to always say "I don't appreciate sculpture," and I didn't. Then last week Artnet's Artist Works Catalogs had a new face at the top, and I discovered Isaac Witkin. I still don't appreciate sculpture, but Witkin's steel works knocked my socks off.
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An Appreciation of Rescue Dawn, Starring Christian Bale and Steve Zahn This 2006 movie about America's extension of the Vietnam War into Laos in 1965 gets a lot of things right. In 1965, America's war against Asians was about leadership and brotherhood under fire, and high-school high-jinks afterwards, and the American military thought the CIA was a bunch of clowns.
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Six Paintings by Local Artist Wayne Kohler Wayne Kohler and I live in the same small northern California town of 25,000 souls, Benicia; and I first saw his works there about three months ago on the walls of a small coffee shop.
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An Appreciation of Julianne Moore, Ridley Scott, Ray Liotta, Anthony Hopkins, and their movie Hannibal (2001). The first movie I remember seeing Julianne Moore in she played the character Marlene Craven in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1984), and when I raved about her beauty to my sister, she informed me that Ms. Moore had been a face model for a lot longer than she'd been a Hollywood actress.
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More Jules Olitsky: 5 Geometric and 1 Abstract Expressionist Paintings, Plus 1 Representational Painting for Contrast. Jules Olitsky died on February 4, 2007. In a previous OEN article featuring his paintings, I described him as an "inspired artist-worker." He was that, in spades.
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Freeman Dyson, A Brilliant Scientist Who is an Unabashed Optimist About Biotechnology Research - Part I Freeman Dyson is the British mathematical physicist who famously rode cross-country from New York to California with Richard Feynman in the late 1950's and helped him work out the mathematics to formalize the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, for which Feynman shared the Nobel Prize with Sin-Itiro Tomonaga and Julian Schwinger in 1965. The Nobel Prize for Physics has never been shared by four physicists.
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Five by Jules Olitski, an Inspired Artist-Worker The artist is a remarkable new abstract expressionist; herein, he speaks of inspiration, love, gifts, the gods and work, while quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henri Matisse. And while showing you his art. Enjoy.
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Rebecca Solnit Reviews Dead Pool, by James Lawrence Powell A current view from England of the long view in the American West: this book review is from the December, 2009, issue of the London Review of Books. Ms. Solnit has written three articles for the LRB since 2003, all on environmental issues.
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Operation Payback and the WikiLeaks backlash: The first global cyber war has begun He is one of the newest recruits to Operation Payback. In a London bedroom, the 24-year-old computer hacker is preparing his weaponry for this week's battles in an evolving cyberwar.
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An Appreciation of The Sea Inside, starring Javier Bardem Movies are not even mainly Hollywood any more, and they never were. But American moviegoers can still have it otherwise.
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PROTEST PHOTOGRAPHY ON 11.01.008 - WALKER EVANS In 1935, Walker Evans began working on 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Men' in collaboration with the writer James Agee. In 1938, Evans' first major exhibition, 'Walker Evans: American Photographs' opened at Museum Of Modern Art's temporary underground gallery in Rockefeller Center, New York. In 1968, Evans became a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; and in 1973, he received a Grant from the Mark Rothko Foundation
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Premonitions: Eight Paintings by Alberto Sughi. Alberto Sughi was born in Cesena, Italy, in 1928. A self-taught painter, by the end of his formative years he had become one of the greatest Italian artists of his generation. He started painting in the early 1950s, choosing realism in the debate between abstract and figurative art in the immediate post-war period.
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THREE ANGRY POEMS FROM THE SIXTIES .... - To be published posthumously
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History's Shadow: Ten Cutting Edge Contemporary Photographs by David Maisel The best contemporary art is always a challenge. Over-simply stated, the best combines the new and the old and when done by the most talented contemporary artists, the very subject matter may be multi-dimensional.
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An Appreciation of T. Jefferson Parker's California Girl, Baja California, and KT. In 1975, I was living with a lady I'll call KT, from Florida, while we were working in the Student Financial Aid Office at U.C. Berkeley; and, after our collaboration on writing a book of advice for California applicants for student financial aid had failed (due to my hard-headedness), we decided to take a trip from the Bay Area to Baja California in a very used 1967 VW bus I was driving at the time.
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7 Contemporary Artworks, by Bjarne Melgaard (?) Intro: This is not a Poll, but I ask you: Do you like the art?
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Estela Bravo's Documentary on Fidel Castro and Cuba This is a true history, told with compelling historical photographs, an irresistible narrative, and numerous personal testaments.
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How a Desire for Profit Led to the Invention of Race: Eric Foner Reviews The Dominion of War by Anderson and Cayton This book review was published in the May, 2005, issue of the London Review of Books. Mr. Foner is the Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.
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An Appreciation of The City of Your Final Destination This is a most wonderful and excellent movie.
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Three Performances and Four Installations by the Contemporary American Artist Janine Antoni Janine Antoni was born in 1964 in Freeport, the Bahamas, and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York in 1986.
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Six By Ron Jennings - A Very Talented, Undiscovered Artist Ron Jennings is 59 and was born in Syracuse, New York. But he's lived most of his life in California, first in San Diego and then Santa Rosa and Concord in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
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An appreciation of the Spike Lee movie Sucker Free City If you watch the DVD Sucker Free City and if your first language is English, don't turn on the subtitles. If you watch the movie Sucker Free City on Showtime TV, turn on the subtitles.
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Four Artworks by the Amazing Mark Tansey I first saw Mark Tansey's art five years ago, when Sothebys and Christie's websites carried artworks being auctioned at their attended auctions worldwide, and the artworks did not download in a streaming format from their websites, so you could collect their pictures in your own files and create slide shows and backgrounds with them.
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The UN, Impunity, and War, by Fidel Castro Ruz With Resolution 1929 of the United Nations Security Council on June 9, 2010, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, fulfilling orders from above, appointed Alvaro Uribe Vice-President of the commission responsible for investigating the Israeli attack on the humanitarian flotilla transporting essential foodstuffs to the besieged population in the Gaza Strip. The attack occurred in international waters.
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TWO MORE CONTEMPORARY PROTEST PAINTINGS More of the best of the best - but not Bansky.
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The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic, by Chalmers Johnson (2003) A book review. Sorrows of Empire.
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I Was Seeing a Psychiatrist Smuggling cash into Cuba in 1998
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Protest Photography on 12/3/08 --Richard Misrach & Environmental Awareness "In wilderness is man's salvation."
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Eight More Paintings by "Undiscovered" Artist Tracey Levine With this article, I've published four articles of Tracey Levine's paintings here at OEN. This is the same number of articles I've published here showing the artworks of Marina Abramovic, probably the most famous installationist and performance artist in the world. Ms. Levine's work is that remarkable.
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Protest Art on 12.04.08: 3 Artists, 3 Decades Selections from 1980, 1991, and 2000.
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Four Pictures of California Trees, By Imogen Cunningham Imogen Cunningham was one of the greatest American photographers at work during the first half of the 20th century. These four pictures were all taken before 1940.
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William T. Wiley and the Definition of “Mixed Media” Most OEN readers probably lack any clear idea of what constitutes “mixed media” – like, it's a contemporary expression of post-painting art. But what is THAT?
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An appreciation of the book: Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and..., by Jonathan Weiner Good-bye to John Donne and all that ?
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PROTEST PHOTOGRAPHY ON 10.28.008: FOUR BY MITCH EPSTEIN Mitch Epstein was born in 1952, and has taught at Bard College – where Stephen Shore was Director of the photography program - in 1997, 1999, and 2001.
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PROTEST ART WORKS ON 10.24.008 Herein is a landscape structure, two paintings, and one photograph, by four exceptional artists. Viewing them recharges my protest batteries.
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Five Paintings by Merlin Flower If you like art and read OpEdNews, you maybe caught one or more of the five articles published recently by Merlin Flower, OEN's own "How I Painted This One" artist.
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The Intellectual Art of Ellen Driscoll: Five Public Works Ms. Driscoll's work encompasses sculpture, drawing, and public installation.
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Six Works of Political Art by Tracey Levine Tracey Levine is a very talented artist-member, and she gave me permission to reproduce these images.
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Son of the Morning Star: Custer and The Little Bighorn, by Evan S. Connell (1984) This book is a classic of modern non-fiction; and it was written a full decade before Non-Fiction's Time dawned in the early 1990's.
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Five Northern California Paintings by Dave McCauley: Three Oils and Two Watercolors Dave has put up three articles and a diary at OEN recently, each one a combination of poetry and image which he calls Ekphrasis. The poetry is about the image, so the image illustrates the poetry
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PROTEST ART ON 10.27.008 - TWO BY JUDY CHICAGO Judy Chicago is an artist, feminist, author, educator and intellectual whose career spans four decades.
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5 Cubist Watercolors by Ben Schonzeit Ben Schonzeist is one of the most recent artists added to the collection at Artnet's Artist Works Catalogs. I'm a great fan of the Fauvists, I love humorous and pop art, and I never quite "got" what Picasso and the Cubists were up to; so these whimsical "cubist watercolors" totally knocked my sox off.
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Albert Watson, Photographer Extraordinaire. Part 2: Revolutionary China in 1979 Presented by Lloyd Rowsey and Laurel Steele
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Five Paintings and Four Paintoons by John Ohannesian John Ohannesian's paintings are completely different from anything I have previously published at OpEdNews. But I'm sure you'll agree that they are the works of a remarkable painter.
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A Time Trip Back to '55, by David McDermott and Peter McGough I recently visited "Artists Monographs" at Artnet online and came across an unlikely looking pair, McDermott and McGough by name; then when I visited their biographical page, I was immediately hooked by something McDermott says there: "I've seen the future, and I'm not going."
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Protest Art Works on 10.21.008 Marina Abramovic is a performance artist, an installationist, and a photographer. According to Wikipedia, Abramovic's "...work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind."
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A Review of the Book "A Separate Creation" by Chandler Burr The full title of the book reviewed is " A Separate Creation: The Search for the Biological Origins of Sexual Orientation." In both the prefatory materials and in my book review, the words "sexual orientation" are equivalent to the more frequently found words "gender orientation" today.
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FACES OF THE CUBAN ENEMY - SEVEN PICTURES A photo-essay of seven pictures taken by the author and his wife in 2001.
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7 New Expressionistic Paintings by OEN's Own Merlin Flower Merlin Flower is an OEN member and an artist. Merlin is very good, as well as prolific, spontaneous, and OEN's original "How I Painted This" artist.
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Five Artworks by Our Own Bia Winter: A Radical Activist, Musician, Artist, Writer, and Commentator-at-OEN Extraordinaire Bia Winter is an OpEdNews stalwart who lives in the Great Pacific Northwestern United States. She gave me permission a month ago to publish these five artworks of hers, and I'm delighted to say I've finally got around to it.
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An Appreciation of the Films The Wild Child, Starring Francois Truffaut, and Barry Lyndon, Starring Ryan O'Neil The first of these films -- The Wild Child -- came out in 1970, and the second -- Barry Lyndon -- came out in 1975. The Wild Child starred Francois Truffaut and was in black and white, and the first time I saw it, it recalled for me the compelling black and white films of Ingmar Bergman. Barry Lyndon starred Ryan O'Neal and was in color, and the first time I saw it, I thought its director Stanley Kubrick had lost his min
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15 New Paintings by Merlin Flower: 4 Traditionally Representative, 6 Abstract Expressionist, and 5 with Faces Long-time followers of my "arty-art" pieces at OpEdNews need no introduction to Merlin Flower. Others, please click on the links at the beginning of the text.
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Albert Watson, Photographer Extraordinaire. Part 1: 3 Men and 3 Women Presented by Lloyd Rowsey and Laurel Steele
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Family Values in 1972, in Concord, California The Caldecott Tunnel bores through the hills separating Oakland from Concord, Walnut Creek, and Pleasant Hill, three little boom-towns in 1971 on their way to being the San Francisco Bay Area's fastest-sprouting white-flight suburbs. I worked as a computer programmer in Martinez, another town close by but far less booming, and I shared a rented house with a young family in Concord for several months in 1971 and 1972.
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Happy Birthday Alan Turing ! Yes, Alan Turing was born on June 23 (1912). So celebrate your gender today - hard core male or hard core female or any of the myriad variations and permutations in between.
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Leon Golub – Picturing Some Complications of Power Leon Golub's paintings deal with stress and violence. These six depict the artist's interpretation of some of the domestic consequences of the greatest violence ever unleashed internationally, by the most powerful nation on the planet – America.
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Thirteen Modern American Artists and Writers | Black and White Photographs by Arnold Newman Arnold Newman (1918-2006) is acknowledged as one of the great masters of the 20th and 21st century, and his work has changed portraiture.
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An Appreciation of Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Full Spectrum Dominance, by Noam Chomsky Hegemony or Survival was published in 2004 as an American Empire Project book.
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3 Selections from Truisms, 2 Selections from Living, and 1 Selection from Survival, by Jenny Holzer It seems like I've always known who Jenny Holzer is, but I'm sure that's not true. No, it's not. And what it must mean is, when I started really looking at art in Berkeley, California, in the middle 1970's, I was drawn to Holzer's works because I liked them and they were so different from other art.
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Greek Cities in Italy and Sicily by David Randall-MacIver (1931) The major key of Greek Cities is a description of Greek architectural sites in southern Italy and Sicily in 1931, with narratives about the cities where the sites are found including the cities' mythologies and most famous citizens, visitors and political figures. The book's history, then, spans the period from about the eighth century B.C. to about the third century B.C.
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The Greens and Blues and Blacks and Oranges of Donald Sultan, A Most Original and Recognizable Painter All eight of these works by Donald Sultan are contained in the artist's “paintings” section at artnet's Artist Works Catalogues. But all eight paintings are accompanied with the artist's descriptions of their “Medium” which indicate they are also “constructions.” So I've included these descriptions with the names of the paintings.
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Six More Artworks by Tracey Levine Tracy Levine is an artist with progressive politics.
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An appreciation of the movie The Killer Inside Me The DVD of this movie warns that it's rated "R" for "disturbing brutal violence, aberrant sexual content and some graphic nudity." But that's not why I immediately checked it out of the library. Nor was it the sultry noir pictures of the movie's most 2011-stars on the DVD case -- Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, and Kate Hudson - that knocked my socks off.
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Seven Endangered Species by Tom Durham Last Friday, seven of Thomas Durham's political artworks were published at OEN to much acclaim. This article's images are a selection from Durham's endangered species artworks.
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Installationist and Site Artist Nobuho Nagasawa's Latest Project Is Up and Running Nobuho Nagasawa is a remarkable public artist whose most recent project was designing and installing part of the Birds Motif at the new Soto Metro Station in Los Angeles
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Remembering Helen Suzman: I Hate Bullies and I Like Simple Justice Helen Suzman died on January 1. But she will be remembered and her name joined with that of Nelson Mandela's when men's puny efforts to control our planet are long forgot.
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Ten Portraits of Women by Wayne Kohler Wayne Kohler is an undiscovered artist who lives in my home town of Benicia, California, about 25 miles from San Francisco. He has given me permission to reproduce his works at OEN.
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An Appreciation of the movie De-Lovely, with Kevin Kline as Cole Porter I caught this 2004 movie last night on MGMHD television, but I missed a lot because it lacked subtitles. And not being musically gifted, and/or bisexual, I was ignorant of any particulars of Cole Porter's professional and personal life; as ignorant as any man could be who was born in central Texas in 1941 and raised in a household where the words bisexual and homosexual were words never heard.
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Tracey Levine Is Back, With Four Horsepowers of Hypocrisy/Plus One Since February, Levine's been participating at Facebook bigtime while knocking herself out creating new art and working a day job.
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Damaged Animals I have previously published this article at OEN. But lately there has been a new awakening at OEN about the serious political consequences of brutality toward the very young.
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The crime against the Democratic Congresswoman, by Fidel Ruz Castro As is known, the state of Arizona, a territory that was snatched from Mexico by the United States together with many other expanses of land, has been the scene of painful events for the hundreds of Latin Americans who die trying to immigrate to the United States in search of work or to join parents, spouses or other close family members who are there.
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Politics & the Arts, Internationalism, and Activism: Interview with Gary Corseri "Revolution without the Arts is meaningless," writes Gary Corseri, whose articles, poems, stories and plays have appeared in hundreds of periodicals and websites worldwide. "I don't think we've had really good and effective political art since the Beat Movement petered out in the 70s. We've had notable exceptions, but artists, in general, have been constrained and restrained since the Reagan Revolution."
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In Memory of August 6, 1945, and of Joseph Rotblat Today is the 65th anniversary of our bombing of Japan at Hiroshima. As Americans, we should all bow our heads for a moment in shame.
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Tony Stewart Wins ! ! ! Tony Stewart wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto racing championship ! (Or...so you think art is dangerous to your health and only collected by rich idiots?)
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More Protest Art Burhan Dogancay is one of Turkey's most famous artists. If you appreciate Protest Art, it's easy to see why.
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Keith Harmon Snow Forwards "Oh What a Day" From Cynthia McKinney I'm so glad that my father told me to buy a special notebook and to write everything down because that's exactly what I did.
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Linh Dinh's Streets of San Francisco Linh Dinh is a remarkably gifted writer and photographer who publishes regularly at OpEdNews; he tracks our deteriorating social landscape through his frequently updated photo blog, State of the Union; and he is the author of two books of stories, five books of poems, and a just released novel, Love Like Hate.
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MORE CONTEMPORARY PROGRESSIVE CRITICAL ART Another Bansky, Li Shan, and Rostislav Lebedev [[UNTL1]]
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Two Who Sparked the Second American Revolution Today is the third Monday in January, the day on which Americans traditionally celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Seven More Modern Cubist Paintings by the Incomparable Ben Schonzeit My first OEN article featuring Schonzeit's cubistic paintings garnered eight comments. That was a lot of comments for an arty article but less than fitting considering the artist is living and has such unusual and unparalleled talents. Enjoy ! (Especially you two: John Sanchez Jr, and Dave McCauley !)
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Reflections Of Fidel: Nato's Genocidal Role, In Libya And Before. (NATO) has become the most perfidious tool of repression known in the history of humanity.
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A Book Review of "Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness" by William Styron At the age of sixty, near the peak of his heralded writing career, William Styron was struck down for the first time in his life by depression.
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An Appreciation of the Book “Kennedy and the Promise of the Sixties” by W. J. Rorabaugh This book should have been titled “Kennedy and the Promise of the Kennedy Sixties” because it is basically a history of prominent social, cultural and political developments during JFK's almost 1,000 days in office as 35th President of the United States.
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The Political Economy of Secrecy Information is power. In a society organized according to principles of rationality and justice, information will be universally available and widely diffused, permeating the social order with power. In a society organized according to capitalist principles, information will be concentrated in the hands of a ruling class and its agents, augmenting and even displacing the force required to maintain capitalist inequities.
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Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography, by Ignacio Ramonet (2008) A book review.
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Title: Nine Paintings of Sportspersons by Wayne Kohler Wayne Kohler and I live in the same small northern California town of 25,000 souls. The town is called Benicia, and I first saw Kohler's works there about three months ago on the walls of a coffee shop called Rraggs.
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Wayne's Kids, Seven Portraits by the Artist Wayne Kohler This is the fourth in a series of articles displaying the art of Wayne Kohler, a multi-talented Vietnam Veteran who lives in the same, small town I do about 25 miles east of San Francisco.
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Occasional Definitions from The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) defines five words beginning with "M."
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Five More Pictures by Tracey Levine Tracey Levine is a very talented undiscovered artist whose paintings were seen here twice last month
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In Time For Christmas: Another HRB Arrives in Port-Au-Prince from Cuba (Just before December 23, 2010)... "a new group of 60 Cuban health workers belonging to the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specializing in Situations of Disaster and Serious Epidemics arrived in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, in order to join the Cuban Medical Brigade battling against the cholera epidemic in this Caribbean nation...."
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Damaged Animals Three vignettes about machoism in Texas
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Five More Paintings by the Incomparable George Condo Many moons ago I posted an article with eight works by George Condo here at OEN and reviewing it I realize the man is probably my favorite contemporary artist.
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An American Photographer in Hong Kong, Part 2: The Architecture of Density Series Michael Wolf has lived in China since 1994
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ALL DISGRACED BY CORRUPTION This is a review of the book Doctor Frigo by Eric Ambler.
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Dateline July 3, 2011: A Time for The Audacity of Hope and a Time for Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions About a year ago, the violent attack on the Freedom Flotilla radically changed the international dialogue on Israel and Palestine. Protests in solidarity with the nonviolent activists erupted around the world, from expected global capitals like Tel Aviv and New York City to areas where one would never expect to see a Palestinian flag, like Cincinnati and Des Moines.
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Industrial Strength Imogen Imogen Cunningham was one of the greatest American photographers who ever lived. This is the second in a three-part series presenting examples of her art at Artnet's Artist Works Catalogues.
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Hitch-Hiking from Marin County to Grants Pass, in 1975 I was living in Marin County, and my freshman roomie and his wife were both Poly Sci profs at the U of O, and I got this wild hair to hitch-hike to Eugene and visit them.
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This is my kind of article. A new study involving bat skulls, bite force measurements and scat samples collected by an international team of evolutionary biologists is helping to solve a nagging question of evolution: Why some groups of animals develop scores of different species over time while others evolve only a few. Their findings appear in the current issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
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An American Photographer in Hong Kong, Part 4: The 100 X 100 Series .
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Eclectic Wayne Kohler - Eight Diverse Artworks Wayne Kohler can be found in Rrag's Coffee Shop in Benicia, California, most days between 8:30 and 9:30 AM. He says he's never sold a single artwork other than those he's sold off the walls of Rrag's.
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A Daily Dose of Medicine From Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" – It's Just What the Doctor Ordered For Example: Contempt: n. The feeling of a prudent man for an enemy who is too formidable to be opposed. And: Egoist: n. A person of low taste, interested in himself more than in me.
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THE LAST POEM I wrote was written in 2007
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Book Review: The Thinnest of Ice and The Ravening Maw "Villa and Zapata" deserves reading twice, the book is so rich in detail and the Mexican Revolution was so fascinating and timeless. But it's likely only dedicated students and historians have given it much attention.
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From Wylie, an Old Law School Pal Who Played an Acoustic Guitar... Back in the dark ages when I attended Stanford Law School (from 1963 to 1966), several members of my class played guitars, most of us not professionally, and some of us - like Wylie and me - not very well. But we kept playing (or in my case "trying"). My fave performer after the Beatles and the Stones and Dylan and Baez was Rambling Jack Elliot and the only song I remember finger-picking was his "Railroad Bill.
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Me and Art at OEN There is one aspect of the Protest Art Series that hopefully will promote sensible politics in the long run.
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PROTEST ART ON 10.14.008 This is not Grafitti.
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Seven Artworks at Artnet by the Post-Contemporary Kaws I don't know sh** about Kaws. But I know what I like"", and it's not Kaws. (Just kidding. Would I submit an Artnet artist I did NOT like?) Don't answer that.
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The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy, by Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres This book recalls Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, because it's the best book about race relations in America since Ellison's masterpiece of fifty years ago.
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"Join, Or Die" "Join, or Die" is a well-known political cartoon, created by Benjamin Franklin and published in his Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754. The original publication by the Gazette is the earliest known pictorial representation of colonial union produced by a British colonist in America.
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Bobby Thomson, who hit 'Shot Heard 'Round the World' for '51 New York Giants, dies Bobby Thomson, the man immortalized with his "Shot Heard 'Round the World" in 1951, died Monday night at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He was 86 and had been in failing health for several years, the Fox & Weeks funeral home said Tuesday.
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An American Photographer in Hong Kong, Part 1: The Real Fake Art Series As a photographer, Michael Wolf has come to believe his camera can capture a culture. Which is to say, capture it directly with images of people, their activities, and immediate surroundings, instead of indirectly like landscape paintings reflect exploration or cultural land uses.
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Family Values in 1972 Concord, California A remembrance.
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Albert Watson, Photographer Extraordinaire. Part 3: The Las Vegas Pictures Presented by Lloyd Rowsey and Laurel Steele.
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US-Cuba Friendship Caravan to Tour 130 Cities The 21st U.S.-Cuba Friendship Caravan is to tour more than 130 U.S., Canadian and Mexican cities from July 3-22. An initiative of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace (IFCO), the delegation will be calling for an end to the blockade of Cuba throughout a 13-route convoy of school buses and cars.
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The Stark Facts About Violence Against Women by Elizabeth Schulte, at Dissident Voice on March 19, 2009. Dissident Voice and OpEdNews have a mutual piece-sharing agreement. Submitted by Gentry Rowsey.
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Six More Arabians and a Cow, by Dede Schuhmacher Dede Schuhmacher is a very talented painter who specializes in oil portraits of Arabian horses. She has given me permission to reproduce the images in this article.
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Ben Affleck & Corporate-Sustained Chaos in Central Africa .
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An Occasional Quotation from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary – Just What the Doctor Ordered! An example, from the previous Quotation: Curiosity. n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul.
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Occasional Definitions from The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) defines five words beginning with "M."
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An Occasional Dose of Definitions from Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary." They're Just What the Doctor Ordered! For Example: Aborigines, n. Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country. They soon cease to cumber; they fertilize.
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PROTEST ART ON 10.10.008 Benny Williams paints the kindest, gentle-ist protest art I've ever seen. He must have grown up in a very loving family.
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It's All Luck The subgroup of the human species referred to as "Western Civilization" has experienced three utterly disorienting events since the early part of the 19th century – the first involving Time, the second Space, and the third Man's Inhumanity to Man.
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An American Photographer in Hong Kong, Part 3: The Back Door Series .
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Remembering the NYT's Live Chats In the summer of 2003, I was separated from my wife and the love-of-my-life and contemplating divorce after almost continuous intense and usually drunken arguments.
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TWO TALES OF TENNIS FRIENDS AND BOOZE Two true creative writing pieces.
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ARTNET IS THE FINEST ART SITE ON THE INTERNET. It has the most exhaustive selection of past and present artists – for viewing and for purchasing online – that I've ever seen. Additionally, many pictures at the site can be downloaded free by the public pursuant to the site's new "Artists Work Catalogues" program.
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Obama Nominates Kathleen Sebelius Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (born on May 15, 1948) is...currently serving as the 44th Governor of Kansas. She is the second female governor of Kansas...and...(s)he is President Barack Obama's choice to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.
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"Confidence" - A Movie Review This action movie starring Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, and Andy Garcia was released in 2003 (9 APF) - that is, nine years After Pulp Fiction - and I suspect it inspired the TV series Burn Notice.
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Your Third Daily Dose of Medicine From Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" – It's Just What the Doctor Ordered! For Example: Injustice: n. A burden which of all those we load upon others and carry ourselves is lightest in the hands and heaviest upon the back.
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FIEDEL CASTRO: PART 1 This is the first in a series of ten videos. Watch, learn, and enjoy!
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Questions And Answers re Early Voting in San Antonio Day-before-yesterday I exchanged OEN messages with a current resident of San Antonio Texas. I moved away from San Antonio - more or less permanently - in 1959. The answers indicate some of the reasons why.
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A Daily Dose of Medicine From Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" – It's Just What the Doctor Ordered For example, Adder. n. A Species of snake. So called for its habit of adding funeral outlays to the other expenses of living.
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Notes on Group This is a modified version of a piece I wrote for the New Bridge (Substance Abuse) Treatment Program in Berkeley, California, in 2003.
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Netanyahu Would Discuss Settlements in Direct Talks With Abbas Dateline July 8 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he's willing to negotiate the future of West Bank settlements "right away" if Palestinians agree to meet face- to-face for Middle East peace talks.
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"Jesus" Saves, by Jerry Saltz This is not just one article.
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Two Disasters, One Story (Part 2) Stopping the Oil - An Interactive Guide. This week, we're assessing the impact of the Louisiana oil spill. Correspondents in the US, the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria and London will be reporting.
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An Occasional Quotation from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary – It's Just What the Doctor Ordered! For Example: (Hunger: n. An instinct thoughtfully implanted by Providence as a solution to the labor question.)
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Iraq War Vets Plan Action to "Force the Issue" - Demand Face Time at Final Prez Debate Members and supporters of Iraqi Vets Against the War (IVAW) are planning to crash the third and final Presidential debate on Oct. 15 at Hofstra University if they are not permitted to address a question to both Sen John McCain and Sen Barack Obama.
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An Occasional Quotation from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary – Just What the Doctor Ordered! An example, from the previous Quotation: Curiosity. n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul.
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Personal Advice for Windows Users I found a way to keep track of your computer's CPU usage. If it drops to zero and stays there, and you can't get anything to run, beware.

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