- The courts have settled it. We should all use an Oxford comma:
A Maine court ruling in a case about overtime pay and dairy delivery didn’t come down to trucks, milk, or money. Instead, it hinged on one missing comma.
- Michelle Grabner’s review of Jeffrey Gibson at the Haggerty Museum of Art is quite excellent:
The outrageousness of this work was stunning then, and more recently I found myself craving its critical brazenness when viewing Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition of hard-edge paintings and beaded works that also challenge assumptions of cultural ownership.
- Woman kisses stranger next to her for kisscam after her partner rejects her:
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 10, 2017
- Capitalism has become a punchline, but only because it controls ever aspect of our lives and culture. The latest research:
“Regardless of the wealth of the British Empire, it repeatedly refused to use its resources to either effect structural changes or alleviate food shortages when they occurred,” Kinealy says, explaining how the Irish Great Hunger was not an isolated incident. “Famines occurred periodically in both Ireland and India in the 19th century. In both countries, the rulers in London blamed the indigenous poor for their own poverty—creating the myth that they were lazy, socially backward and uncivilized.”
Sound familiar? Of course it does. Blaming poor people for being too lazy or unmotivated to succeed is an extremely popular pasttime in the U.S., despite the fact that, just as the Irish who starved were hard at work producing profit for their rich British landlords, most American food stamp recipients are employed full-time.
- Speaking of capital, the US Currency Education Program’s interactive website is quite impressive, check out the security features of the $100 bill.
- It has come to this:
— TIME (@TIME) March 17, 2017
We are all Merkel pic.twitter.com/OeIgWHfF0K
— Marcel Dirsus (@marceldirsus) March 17, 2017
Merkel: Why is a Handbag Designer at this Meeting? pic.twitter.com/ty2dIRcTSC
— 🔥 #BlackLivesMatter #CoronasNotOver (@FionaAdorno) March 17, 2017
- The only way to stomach Spicer:
What happens when u wear a green tie on TV 😭 pic.twitter.com/gAohulqeck
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) March 16, 2017
- Spanish artist Abel Azcona had “Make America Great Again” tattooed around his anus:
— Estudio Abel Azcona (@abelazcona) March 14, 2017
Memes depicting a sinister, all-powerful Joe Biden alter ego are sweeping the internet, and the Democratic establishment is loving it.
“She dug into what she was fascinated by and obsessed with: things that existed on the periphery, people who didn’t follow the rules,” said one of her friends.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
The prized antiquities, dating from the Bronze Age to the 12th century, were trafficked by the notorious British dealer Douglas Latchford.
With Paradise Camp, artist Yuki Kihara attempts to challenge and undermine colonial images of Sāmoa through a radical camp aesthetic.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
Combining elements of Surrealism, Symbolism, and portraiture, Vicuña’s paintings are parables of personal and political awakening.
Featuring a delicate lead performance by Christine Froseth, this is a smart, sometimes purposefully discomfiting comedy about taking control of one’s sexuality.
Masaaki Yuasa’s latest anime feature embodies a revolutionary spirit in its tale of outcasts breaking ground in medieval Japan.
Lebanese art dealer Georges Lotfi, who once helped authorities seize looted antiquities, is now accused of doing his own share of trafficking too.
An exhibition depicts how people have reimagined the medieval period in the centuries since, and how they have revealed their own interests and ideals with each new interpretation.