Tag: 2020

Mounting emissions data paints bleak picture on Paris climate goals

Researchers keep finding new ways to reveal that nations are together showing very few signs of getting on track to meet the Paris Agreement's goals.One big question: That's whether a spate of recent analyses to that effect, and scientific reports…

/ March 4, 2021
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Editors’ Picks: 15 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons to a Virtual Visit With Kenny Scharf

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events in person and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York…

/ March 2, 2021
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The spike in global bond yields is setting up a clash between the world’s top central bankers

While Fed chair Jerome Powell is brushing off the seismic rise in government bond yields and a corresponding decline in stock prices, a group of central bankers in the Pacific are starting to take action.Driving the news: Bank of Japan…

/ March 1, 2021
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Scammers seize on COVID confusion

Scamming has skyrocketed in the past year, and much of the increase is attributed to COVID-related scams, more recently around vaccines. Why it matters: The pandemic has created a prime opportunity for scammers to target people who are already confused…

/ February 28, 2021
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The Victoria and Albert Museum Will Cut a Fifth of Its Curatorial Staff as Part of a Sweeping Round of Layoffs

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is making drastic cuts to its workforce as cultural institutions around the globe struggle amid extended and repeated closures. Unions learned that the V&A’s “recovery strategy” would involve lay offs and the restructuring of curatorial departments on Thursday,…

/ February 26, 2021
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See Inside a Beautiful New Coffee-Table Book Celebrating 50 Leading Artists and Curators of Color

In her new coffee table book We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World, Jasmin Hernandez wants to inspire young Gen Z-ers of color through the example set by artists and curators such as Derrick Adams, Firelei Báez, Genevieve Gaignard, Naima J.…

/ February 26, 2021
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New York City Lost Two-Thirds of Its Arts and Entertainment Jobs in 2020, a New Report Finds

New data is shedding a harsh light on how hard New York City’s arts and culture has been hit by the pandemic. Between December 2019 and December 2020, employment in the city’s arts, entertainment, and recreation sector plummeted 66 percent—the…

/ February 25, 2021
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Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From Printed Matter’s Virtual Art-Book Fair to Amy Sedaris Impersonating Marcel Dzama

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events in person and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York…

/ February 23, 2021
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“Disturbing”: Austin addresses video claiming military allowed perpetrator to remain in service

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Friday addressed a viral TikTok video of an emotional Marine saying her "perpetrator", who admitted to misconduct, had been allowed to stay in the service. Driving the news: Austin called the video "deeply disturbing," and…

/ February 20, 2021
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‘I Set the Standard for Myself’: How Jiab Prachakul Went From Self-Taught Painter to Sought-After Star—All Before Her First Solo Show

After working as a portrait painter for 14 years, the 41-year-old Thai-born, Lyon-based artist Jiab Prachakul is finally having her first solo show. The exhibition at San Francisco’s Friends Indeed Gallery, aptly titled “14 Years,” comes at a moment of snowballing success for the artist, who…

/ February 19, 2021
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Archaeologists Have Discovered What May Be the World’s Oldest Brewery, Built for Ancient Egyptian Kings

Archaeologists have discovered what may be the world’s oldest beer factory, according to Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, which made the announcement on Facebook. A team led by Matthew Adams of New York University and Deborah Vischak of Princeton University…

/ February 16, 2021
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In Lieu of Mardi Gras Parades, Artists Are Turning New Orleans Homes Into Wildly Creative ‘House Floats’—See Images Here

The pandemic can’t stop the party in New Orleans, where residents have transformed their homes into stationary Mardi Gras floats to help adapt the city’s traditional pre-Lenten celebrations for the age of social distancing. Last year’s festivities were among the…

/ February 15, 2021
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Australian Tabloid Releases Unfortunate ‘It’s Over’ Cover As Meghan And Harry Announce Second Baby

Australian magazine New Idea hit newsstands on Monday with the cover line ‘It’s all over’ accompanying a ripped image of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their wedding day.  A few hours later the Sussexes announced they were expecting their second child,…

/ February 15, 2021