Tag: Rest

The Curators of the US Capitol Art Collection Say They Need $25,000 to Fix Paintings and Statues Damaged in the January Attack

A US House of Representatives subcommittee will hear testimony today, February 24, from the architect of the Capitol and the House curator about the damage to the building and its art collection cause by the mob that stormed the US Capitol…

/ February 24, 2021
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Newfields Director Charles Venable Has Resigned After Posting a Job Ad That Sparked Allegations of Racism

Charles Venable has resigned as director and CEO of Newfields after the Indianapolis museum posted a job listing that sparked widespread criticism. The post said the candidate for the director job should seek to “attract a broader and more diverse audience while maintaining the…

/ February 17, 2021
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Biden on schools: “The goal will be 5 days a week”

President Biden on Tuesday sought to clarify what his administration means by promising to open schools in the first 100 days of his presidency, insisting that "the goal will be five days a week."The big picture: Last week, White House…

/ February 17, 2021
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‘La!’ The Queer Code In It’s A Sin And The Story Behind It

Channel 4It's A Sin's Olly Alexander as Ritchie and Lydia West as Jill“La!”The notifications on my phone were spilling over with the same comment from all my queer friends after they watched Russell T Davies’ new show, ‘It’s A Sin.’…

/ February 8, 2021
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A New Show Places Emma Amos, Whose Art Captured the Civil Rights and Feminist Movements, Where She Belongs: the 20th-Century Canon

The artist Emma Amos died in May, at age 83, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. But even as her illness progressed, the painter, printmaker, and weaver was sustained by the knowledge that her seven-decade career was finally on the brink of her…

/ February 2, 2021
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‘A 6-Year-Old In A 90-Year-Old’s Body’ – The Children Devastated By Long Covid

“He’s like a six-year-old in a 90-year-old’s body,” says Chris Ward of his son Thomas, who first fell ill last February with a fever, breathlessness and aches all over his body.Thomas was assessed at A&E where the family was asked…

/ January 27, 2021
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Off the rails: Conspiracy theorists commandeer Trump’s legal operation

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios…

/ January 17, 2021
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Major businesses say they will pause political donations following Capitol riots

Major businesses are pausing donations to politicians in light of Wednesday's deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol. Driving the news: Marriott will pause donations from its PAC to "who voted against certification of the election,” a company spokesperson confirmed on…

/ January 10, 2021
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Amazon’s Parler ban sets off a free speech showdown for Big Tech

Amazon's decision to boot conservative chat site Parler from its hosting platform, on the heels of Twitter and many other services banishing President Trump, brings three decades of hot argument over online speech to a boil. Why it matters: Four…

/ January 10, 2021
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Can a future ban on gas-powered cars work? An economist explains

The U.S. transportation sector is one of the largest contributors of carbon dioxide, the potent driver of climate change. Transportation accounts for about 28% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and, since 1990, emissions in this sector have increased more…

/ January 5, 2021
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‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

/ January 4, 2021
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The 10 Most Astonishing Archaeological Discoveries of 2020, From an Ancient Cat Carving to the Amazon Rock Paintings

Despite its many difficulties, 2020 gave us some incredible discoveries. Shortly after scientists confirmed that the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, owned Dead Sea Scroll forgeries, putting the authenticity of some 70 other known fragments in question, the…

/ December 30, 2020
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McConnell blocks Democrats’ attempt to unanimously pass $2,000 stimulus checks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday blocked Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) effort to unanimously pass a House standalone measure that would boost the size of stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 per person.Why it matters: President Trump…

/ December 29, 2020
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Kate Middleton And Prince William Under Fire For Breaking Coronavirus Rules

Kate Middleton and Prince William have found themselves in the hot seat yet again after breaking coronavirus guidelines during an outing over the weekend.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were photographed with their three children (Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince…

/ December 22, 2020