Tag: city

Brazil museum fire: Funding cuts blamed as icon is gutted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows the huge scale of the blaze Officials in Brazil have blamed lack of funding for a huge fire that has ravaged the country's National Museum. One of the largest anthropology...

/ September 3, 2018
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Picasso’s Former Muse Françoise Gilot, Now 96, Debuts Worldly Drawings of Her Own—See Them Here

Françoise Gilot, now 96, is best known for the decade she spent as girlfriend and muse to Pablo Picasso, with whom she had two children. But she is also an accomplished artist in her own right, often making work that...

/ September 3, 2018
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AMC’s Lodge 49 is an impossible TV show to describe. I love it.

Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for August 26 through September 1...

/ September 2, 2018
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Fleeing White House Lawyers Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

It’s been a week that’s seen us inch ever closer to the collapse of NAFTA, seen the White House seemingly confused about how it collectively feels about the death of John McCain, and seen the official death toll of Hurricane...

/ September 2, 2018
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Somalia’s capital Mogadishu hit by huge explosion

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSmoke is seen rising above the city after the deadly attack A suicide bomber has attacked a government office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, causing a nearby school to collapse, police say....

/ September 2, 2018
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Used car site Vroom is raising $70M six months after a big round of layoffs

After cutting a big portion of its staff in March, Vroom is back pitching investors. Yesterday, the site for buying and selling used cars filed to raise $70 million in new equity funding. Vroom has already secured $30 million of that $70 million...

/ September 2, 2018
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A Pennsylvania AMI Smart Meter Survey Reports Horror Stories

By Catherine J. Frompovich Pennsylvanians literally have been screwed figuratively by their state legislature and legislators regarding the totalitarian approach and mandate to retrofitting health-harming utility [electric, natural gas and water] AMI Smart Meters, specifically through committee procedural actions of...

/ September 1, 2018
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John McCain: Obama and Bush pay tribute at Washington service

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeghan McCain: "We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness" Ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have paid tribute to Senator John McCain at a memorial service at Washington's...

/ September 1, 2018
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Palestinian anger as US ends funding for UN agency

Palestinians have reacted angrily to a US decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists millions of refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause. Washington, which until last year was by...

/ September 1, 2018
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9 Artists to Watch at the Governors Island Art Fair

Since 2008, the Governors Island Art Fair has been a bastion of contemporary art, with art nonprofit 4heads offering artists, many of whom lack gallery representation, the chance to take over former military housing on Governors Island with their work. This year’s edition, running September...

/ August 31, 2018
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Thanks to his racist dogwhistles, Trump is the Democrats’ best fundraiser

Andrew Gillum is motivating Democratic voters, thanks to an assist from the president Andrew Gillum's Facebook page Donald Trump loves to hit the campaign trail and bask in the adoration of his fans. Occasionally, he even pauses from a recitation...

/ August 31, 2018
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Rahm’s “solutions” to gun violence are the problem

CHICAGO HAS been in the headlines once again after the city was rocked by gun violence over the summer, including several weekends when the number of shooting deaths reached double digits. Once again, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department...

/ August 30, 2018
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Labor Board Backs Engineers Who Were Fired for Unionizing

The National Labor Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software company. The NLRB Tuesday issued a complaint against Lanetix, alleging the company violated federal...

/ August 29, 2018
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America is one of 6 countries that make up more than half of gun deaths worldwide

Out of the world’s 251,000 gun deaths every year, there’s a group of six countries that make up more than half of those deaths — and the United States is in it, according to a new study published in JAMA....

/ August 29, 2018
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Forget Cute Apps—Here’s How Our Couples Keep It Together

Mixing technology and romance can create a dangerous cocktail. Few people know that better than we do here at WIRED. Not only do we report on the chaos, but as a tech-curious bunch, we’ve had more than our fair share...

/ August 29, 2018
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A Decade Ago, Wim Delvoye’s Work Was Censored in Shanghai. Now, He’s Launching Perrotin Gallery’s New Shanghai Space

The French art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin has never been one to make a quiet entrance. True to form, next month he will open his new Shanghai outpost—the gallery’s first location in mainland China—with an exhibition of work by Belgian artist and...

/ August 28, 2018
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‘We Can Move Mountains With Very Few Resources’: The Drawing Center’s New Director Laura Hoptman on the Big Potential of a Small Museum

Right before Laura Hoptman, the curator of painting and sculpture at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, was named director of SoHo’s Drawing Center, she had an amusing phone call with her colleague Klaus Biesenbach, the director of MoMA PS1 in Queens....

/ August 28, 2018
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The US and Mexico made a trade deal. But it’s not a new NAFTA.

The United States and Mexico just reached a preliminary deal to reform NAFTA — but there’s still a long way to go. On Monday, multiple outlets reported that Washington and Mexico City had reached an agreement to revise the North...

/ August 27, 2018
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1968: A war on dissent in the streets of Chicago

THE 1968 presidential election campaign unfolded in an atmosphere of crisis for U.S. rulers. The Vietnam War was the decisive issue. The Tet Offensive by Vietnamese fighters, launched on January 30, 1968, shattered U.S. government claims that it was winning...

/ August 27, 2018
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Tesla’s Legal Woes, Bugatti’s Insane Supercar, and More Car News

Building the future of transportation is, by definition, a ton of work. You can’t just start cranking out production cars in your backyard, or launching hyperloops, or digging holes. You need entire teams of engineers, reams of designers, visionaries and...

/ August 26, 2018