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New York’s Art World Assessing Impact of Hurricane Sandy [UPDATE 5]

Last night’s major storm, which is currently being called post-tropical cyclone Sandy, delivered a wallop to New York, flooding neighborhoods across the region and shutting off power to large swathes of the metro area, including most of lower Manhattan and huge sections of New Jersey. The storm has caused extensive tree damage to the Tri-state area but it’s worth noting that many art neighborhoods have also been impacted by flooding.

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Art Rx

This week, the doctor wants to cheer you up and get you out of the house! She knows that stupid Sandy has you stuck inside for now, but once it’s blown over, the doctor has plans for you: openings all around town starting on Thursday, plus a conference devoted to video collective Videofreex, an event celebrating critic Jill Johnston, and the absurdly fun Found Footage Festival.

Posted inOpinion

Five of the Best Presidential Campaign Ads from the Past 70 Years

With Hurricane Sandy relentlessly bearing down on the East Coast, we know many people are cooped up at home and more than a little flood obsessed. But we thought we might just remind everyone there’s another really big event right around the corner: that presidential election we were all tweeting about nonstop until yesterday. In honor of the upcoming election, and as yet another distraction on this insane day, we’ve chosen five of the best presidential campaign commercials from the Museum of the Moving Image’s Living Room Candidate archive.