Design is never neutral. It alters behavior and has life-and-death implications. For Paola Antonelli, senior curator at the MoMA’s department of architecture and design, this fact has been a fixation. She has initiated an impressive share of breakthrough exhibits and events focusing on the way visuals affect the world. Her latest is Design and Violence, an online forum devoted to exploring the darker side of the creative mind, using essays and discussion boards. Given MoMA’s mandate to acquire and exhibit objects of beauty with cultural significance, it’s a somewhat radical move.
Read more. [Photo courtesy of the designers]
Thelonious Monk's first visit to France and the 3,000-seat Salle Pleyel concert hall ended in disaster. Fifteen years later, after he became an international star, Monk returned to the same stage with his own band, planning a surprise.
This is crazy good. Thanks, NPR!
…Said every non-profit employee ever.
Jessica Chastain in “Work of Art” photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue USA December 2013Frederic Leighton’s Flaming June, Henri Matisse’s Odalisque with Red Culottes, Félix Vallotton’s Le Retour, Anders Zorn’s Frances Folsom Cleveland, Gustav Klimt’s Ria Munk, Vincent van Gogh’s La Mousmé, René Magritte’s La Robe du Soir, Julia Margaret Cameron’s photography.
Attn New York voters:
In addition to voting for mayor, other city-wide offices, and some council members, we’ll also decide on 6 proposed changes to the state constitution next Tuesday, November 5.
Huh? Yeah, I need to do my homework, too.
Click the link above for a condensed guide to the 6 proposals, provided by the New York Public Interest Research Group. Each proposal includes a summary and arguments for and against.
Thanks, Lori! This is useful!
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, the first black woman to earn a doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in nuclear physics.
Loving this! Dr. Jackson is the current President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Love that the Capital Region, near my hometown, has this amazing woman leading the way at RPI.
We happen to think that family planning is an important part of women’s health — and reproductive health includes access to abortion that I believe should be safe, legal, and rare. I spent a lot of my time trying to bring down the rate of abortions, and it has been my experience that good family planning and good medical care brings down the rate of abortion. Keeping women and men in ignorance and denying the access to services actually increases the rate of abortion. - Hillary Clinton
I love when the camera cuts to Rep. Christopher Smith (R-New Jersey) at 1:56 — he looks completely defeated.
Intelligent person response.
I can’t wait to see this.