July 17th, 2006

Chris Keeley

The answer to the AIDS epidemic is not lying in research with monkeys.

The answer to the AIDS epidemic is not lying in research with monkeys.

Jillian Edelstein

The Chimp’s Champion

Q: As the world’s best-known primatologist, and the one who discovered that chimpanzees use tools, do you consider yourself an animal rights activist?

I don’t call myself an animal rights activist. I think that’s like waving flags.

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Chris Keeley

“Adele”: the painting is exquisite and brazen, compelling and brittle, too self-conscious to be expe

Adele, a twenty-five-year-old socialite and patroness in 1907, was probably one of the priapic Klimt’s many lovers, though perhaps not for long: the gold- and silver-leafed hieratic portrait is piercingly erotic; its brushy, more Expressionist 1912 sequel is not. 

GOLDEN GIRL
by PETER SCHJELDAHL
The Neue Galerie’s new Klimt.
Issue of 2006-07-24
Posted 2006-07-17

“Adele Bloch-Bauer I” (1907), by Gustav Klimt, is a showboat painting that, last month, fetched a showboat price: a hundred and thirty-five million dollars, the most on record for a work of art. The cosmetics magnate and collector Ronald S. Lauder bought it for the Neue Galerie, the spruce little museum of Austrian and German modern art at Fifth Avenue and Eighty-sixth Street which he co-founded in 2001 with the late dealer Serge Sabarsky. “Adele” is now on display there, along with four other Klimts, among them “Adele Bloch-Bauer II” (1912), which are owned by “Adele” ’s seller, the estate of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer. An Austrian Jewish sugar industrialist and Adele’s husband, he fled the country after the Anschluss, in 1938; his belongings were seized by the Nazis. (Adele had died in 1925, of meningitis; Ferdinand died in 1945.)

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Chris Keeley

a few reckless individuals within the current administration betrayed that trust has been a grave di

I and my former CIA colleagues, trusted our government as we did our jobs.

Valerie Plame Speaks Out For the First Time
In news from Washington, Valerie Plame has spoken publicly for the first time since she was outted as a CIA operative three years ago. Last week she filed a lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney, presidential aide Karl Rove and Cheney’s former chief of staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby for conspiring to end her career and putting her and her family at risk. She was outted as a CIA operative shortly after her husband Ambassador Joseph Wilson had gone public with findings challenging one of the Bush administration’s pre-war claims on Iraqi weapons.

  • Valerie Plame, speaking on Friday: "I and my former CIA colleagues, trusted our government as we did our jobs. That a few reckless individuals within the current administration betrayed that trust has been a grave disappointment to every patriotic American. Joe and I have filed this action with heavy hearts but with a renewed sense of purpose. I would much rather be continuing my career as a public servant than be a plaintiff in a lawsuit. But I feel strongly and justice demands that those who acted so harmfully against our national security must answer for their shameful conduct in court."


Chris Keeley

Over the centuries, physicians, surgeons, and other professionals have struggled to develop scientif

Visible Proofs is about the history of forensic medicine.

New York City Crime Scene (1914-1918, New York City Municipal Archives). From the exhibition Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body at the National Library of Medicine. "...Visible Proofs is about the history of forensic medicine. Over the centuries, physicians, surgeons, and other professionals have struggled to develop scientific methods that translate views of bodies and body parts into 'visible proofs' that can persuade judges, juries, and the public. At times, the power of forensics has been exceeded by the difficulty of the questions it seeks to answer. But at best, its visible proofs testify on behalf of the victims of violent crime and against the guilty—and console and inspire and amaze us."



http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/visibleproofs/index.html

Chris Keeley

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Million Dollar Pier [GE spectacular, daytime], June 14, 1929

Million Dollar Pier [GE spectacular, daytime], June 14, 1929.

Robert Chester Maxwell, the adopted son of a High Point, North Carolina artist, ran away from home as a teenager. He worked as a sign painter and eventually settled in Trenton , New Jersey . At the age of 21 he founded the R.C. Maxwell Company, specializing in billboards and other outdoor advertising spaces along the northeast corridor between Philadelphia and New York , including Times Square and Atlantic City.

Million Dollar Pier (GE Spectacular, Daytime, June 14, 1929). From Maxwell Did It!: Photographing the Atlantic City Boardwalk, 1920s-1950s.