Tag: work

After 200 Years of Male-Dominated Exhibitions, the Prado Will Celebrate Two Female Renaissance Pioneers in 2019

As institutions across the globe work to expand the male-dominated art-historical canon, the Prado is planning a show of two lesser-known female Renaissance artists. The exhibition, due to open in October 2019, will explore the work of two pioneering 16th-century...

/ September 4, 2018

US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh faces tough Congress hearings

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected to face tough questions during four days of hearings this week over his stance on controversial issues, including women's rights and corporate power. Democrats will grill President Donald Trump's pick for the...

/ September 3, 2018

The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David...

/ September 3, 2018

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

Samsung Q8FN 4K Review: A Pretty But Pricey 4K Television

One of the best perks of the job is that I get to try some tech toys that are simply out of my price range. From high-end cameras to bonkers-expensive pro laptops, I realize I'm pretty spoiled. That's why when...

/ September 3, 2018

Massive fire rips through 200-year-old Rio National Museum

A massive fire has engulfed Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, putting its valuable collection of 20 million items, including human fossils and ancient Egyptian artefacts, under threat.  Firefighters and museum workers raced to save...

/ September 3, 2018

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

Is Trump’s evangelical brain trust in violation of the law?

Pastor Joshua Nink, right, prays for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as his wife, Melania, watches after a Sunday service at First Christian Church, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in January 2016. Jae C. Hong/AP The religious right’s affection for President...

/ September 2, 2018

US-British Neo-Imperialism and its Modern Day “Missionaries”

By Tony Cartalucci The worst sort of deception is that perpetrated by those who pose as defending the most vulnerable when, in reality, they are leveraging circumstances, exploiting suffering, and in many cases, playing a direct role in perpetuating both....

/ September 2, 2018

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

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

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

Why Unions Still Matter, on Labor Day and Always

Before joining our union a few years ago, Camika Lewis was making just $7.25 an hour working for a subcontracting company as a customer service representative at Newark International Airport. For more than two decades, she had been putting in...

/ September 2, 2018

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

Mr. Trump, you cannot erase the Palestinian refugees

First, the Trump Administration “took Jerusalem off the table.” Now, in an especially dangerous display of recklessness, they have announced their intention to do the same for the Palestinian “right of return.” The first indication that this was in the...

/ September 1, 2018

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

Border Crossings: Our Criminals, Their Criminals, and “Good Fences”

Robert Frost comes to mind any time I hear the ear-ache-incurring debates regarding the projected border wall between the United States and Mexico. I have lived near borders for most of my life. I was born in Alaska, the only...

/ September 1, 2018

How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day

Ask any 25-year old engineer what Labor Day means to him or her, and you might get an answer like: it’s the surprise three-day weekend after a summer of vacationing. Or it’s the day everyone barbecues at Dolores Park. Or...

/ September 1, 2018