March 28th, 2007

Chris Keeley

Is this how these men would wish to be remembered? Are the pictures an invasion of privacy?

Is this how these men would wish to be remembered? Are the pictures an invasion of privacy?

That was the Bush administration’s excuse for prohibiting photographs of returning coffins. 




Lek, a patient with AIDS and tuberculosis, in Thailand. Tending to her is Father Michael Bassano, whose hand is seen, lower right. This picture is part of “World Free of TB,” an exhibition at the United Nations

 

In Cambodia, Va Ling, 12, holds a portrait of his mother at her funeral pyre; the picture is part of the “World Free of TB” exhibition at the United Nations.

Mr. Nachtwey’s work about the war wounded in Iraq is no less haunted

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/28/arts/design/28nach.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Chris Keeley

1000 Journals Project spawns a book

1000 Journals Project spawns a book

Lucas sez,
I wanted to alert you to a new book that just came out from a friend (goes by the art name Someguy) called the 1000 Journals Project.

Six years ago, Someguy sent one thousand blank journals out into the world. Those who found them added stories and drawings before passing them along in an ongoing, collaborative art form.

The journals have come to rest in hostels, cafes, and law offices; they've been lost and found, forgotten and remembered. They've been the subject of treasure hunts (#354), brought to remote mountaintops (#323), abandoned at airports (#001), left in the lost-and-found (#300), and stolen at gunpoint (#949). In journal #587, someone wrote a heartfelt apology and then sent the journal to they friend they had wronged. Unfortunately, the apology wasn't accepted.

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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0811858561/downandoutint-20
Chris Keeley

Fox has garnered the public support of Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.

White House Withdraws Ambassador Nominee

By SAM HANANEL
The Associated Press
Wednesday, March 28, 2007; 11:38 AM

 

WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Wednesday withdrew the ambassadorial nomination of businessman Sam Fox after Democrats denounced Fox for giving money to a controversial conservative group that undermined Sen. John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign.

Kerry, D-Mass., had criticized Fox because of a $50,000 contribution that Fox made in 2004 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

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Chris Keeley

On Tuesday Republican lawmakers attempted to pass an amendment removing the troop withdrawal plan fr

On Tuesday Republican lawmakers attempted to pass an amendment removing the troop withdrawal plan from the bill. But the amendment was defeated by a 50 to 48 vote after Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska voted with the Democrats on the measure. 


This Isn't American Idol, We're Choosing the President of the United States" - Kucinich on Corporate Media Campaign Coverage

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/28/1335231

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D - OH) was one of eight Congressmembers to vote against the House war-spending bill last week that set a timetable for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. We go to Capitol Hill to speak with Kucinich about the bill, why he thinks impeachment "should be on the table," the corporate media's coverage of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination and more. [rush transcript included]

 


On Capitol Hill the Democratic-led Senate has moved closer to passing a war-spending bill that will give President Bush $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and also require U.S. combat troops to begin withdrawing from Iraq.

On Tuesday Republican lawmakers attempted to pass an amendment removing the troop withdrawal plan from the bill. But the amendment was defeated by a 50 to 48 vote after Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska voted with the Democrats on the measure.

President Bush has vowed to veto the legislation if it includes a timetable for withdrawal. Meanwhile, anti-war activists continue to pressure lawmakers to reject the bill as well because it allows for the war to continue for another year.

In Burlington Vermont, police arrested eight protesters yesterday after they refused to leave the offices of independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders has been a long-time opponent of the war but supports the spending bill.

Sanders said it would be counterproductive to vote against the spending bill. He said, "That would mean voting with the Bush Administration and congressional Republicans and handing a victory to those who want to continue and perhaps expand the war into neighboring countries."

Last week eight anti-war Democrats voted

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Chris Keeley

Leibovitz to shoot Queen's portrait

Leibovitz to shoot Queen's portrait
American photographer Annie Leibovitz, left, meets Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during a reception at Buckingham Palace for Americans in the UK on March 27. Leibovitz will take the official photograph for Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to the United States, the Palace said. The photograph will be shot at the palace sometime in the next few days. It will be released the day before the queen leaves for a six-day visit to the United States in early May

Leibovitz to shoot Queen's portrait
Chris Keeley

Andre Schiffrin, founder of the independent publishing house The New Press. Prior to that he spent 3

Andre Schiffrin on 50 Years in Publishing World, From Corporate Consolidation to Founding Independent Non-Profit

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/28/1335236

Andre Schiffrin has been a leading figure in the book publishing world for nearly 50 years. As head of Pantheon books Andre Schiffrin edited titles by Jean-Paul Sartre, Studs Terkel, Art Spiegelman, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault. In 1990 he resigned and set up the non-profit publishing house The New Press. Schiffrin has also written several of his own books including, his new memoir, "A Political Education: Coming of Age in Paris and New York." [rush transcript included]

 

 

  • Andre Schiffrin, founder of the independent publishing house The New Press. Prior to that he spent 30 years as the publisher of Pantheon Books. He is author of the new book "A Political Education: Coming of Age in Paris and New York."

AMY GOODMAN: Well, our next guest has been a leading figure in the book publishing world for nearly half a century. As head of Pantheon Books, Andre Schiffrin edited the titles by Jean-Paul Sartre, Studs Terkel, Art Spiegelman, Noam Chompsky, Michel Foucault.

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Chris Keeley

Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson 



Lorna Simpson makes photographs and films that deal with race, gender, and identity, but if that sounds forbiddingly polemical, you’ve got the wrong idea. The work in her elegantly spare mid-career survey at the Whitney never gives off the chill of haute conceptualism. From the beginning, Simpson has tempered formal sophistication (typically, a multipart arrangement of photographs and text panels) with teasing and provocative ambiguity. Her work is poetic, layered, and tantalizingly open-ended; it never tells us what to think (much less what she thinks), but it won’t allow us to slip mindlessly through its grasp. Images of hairpieces, full lips, black glass vessels, and the bodies of black men and women whose faces are turned away or otherwise obscured are fraught but surprisingly playful
Chris Keeley

Mr. Soth, a young photographer from Minneapolis whose quick rise through the New York art world land

Mr. Soth, a young photographer from Minneapolis whose quick rise through the New York art world landed him in the blue-chip stable of Gagosian Gallery, represents the goal of the High Museum to bring a broader contemporary discourse in photography to the local level — and in so doing, raising its photography department’s national profile so that it has a participatory voice in that discourse, too. 

An Expanding Museum Capitalizes on Photography

LAST year, with one eye on the community, another on the academy and its third eye meditating squarely on posterity, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta made a big splash after the opening of two new buildings, both designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano. The new wings more than doubled the museum’s exhibition space, created a visitor-friendly public campus, bringing a good deal of positive national attention to a notable regional museum and, with that rising tide, giving its photography department a visible and intentional lift.

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Chris Keeley

Hotmail users deemed too dumb for employment at firm

Hotmail users deemed too dumb for employment at firm

Pete says:
A guy, who works in the department of a Human Resources consultancy company, says they made a selection process in which, among other things, they asked for a person with ample experience in using the internet (navigation, searches, formats...).

They received 50 candidacies, from which 30 came from Hotmail-directions, all of them erased as they entered.

The reason: You can't pretend being an internet expert and use a Hotmail account at the same time.

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