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An inaccurate interior photo went viral, misrepresented or perhaps poorly labeled as a remodeled Air Force One. To what end is this disinformation. Not unlike the interiors of Trump residences, there seems to be a desire to overstate interior design, even as the important matters are structural, with all Trump properties tend to be relatively conventional, rather than vanguard designs. Then again, it is more of the same exaggerated delusions common to POTUS 45* as “fake…
03.30 / 02:15
dailykos.com
There isn’t a strong relationship between religious observance and racial…
Staccato thumps reverberate from upstairs as 14-year-old James Burrows re-creates the sounds of Interstate 83, marking the beats on the hardwood floor. His mother, Nancy Burrows, drives the route often, and it's become a point of fixation for the autistic teenager. The rhythms of the road — a…
03.30 / 01:52
events.baltimoresun.com
Watch VideoJUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight, you will want to listen closely. We explore the sounds that shaped the cultural history of America. Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 examples of audio it considers significant for the National Recording Registry. It’s a wide-ranging list, from Judy Garland singing “Over the Rainbow” to stand-up comedy by Richard Pryor. Our guide is the librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden. CARLA HAYDEN, Librarian of Congress: The…
03.30 / 01:20
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Spanish painter exhibits kaleidoscopic art and paints live mural in Los Angeles. The post Artist Okuda San Miguel Brings Debut Exhibition to L.A. appeared first on…
03.30 / 01:07
craveonline.com
From the twangy, country-boy prosperity gospel of Chris Janson—whose “Buy Me A Boat” has more than 50 million views on YouTube—to the reserved and sobering Americana of Vikesh Kapoor, this week’s Metroactive newsletter is packed to the brim with promising young musicians. If hip-hop and soul are your thing, you’ll definitely wan…
03.30 / 00:49
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New releases include a blues CD by Eric Bibb that comments on the current refugee crisis, a Bobby Darin reissue, and a meditation on the loss of a loved…
03.30 / 00:27
themortonreport.com
Taking a closer look at the now 92-year-old Swiss-born photographer famous for a prolific body of work, including his 1958 photo book “The Americans.” The post Capturing Americans: Documentary Looks at Photographer Robert Frank appeared first on The Sag Harbor Exp…
03.30 / 00:21
sagharboronline.com
Obviously, there's some dark humor involved when you call your album Mental Illness. Aimee Mann's quietly intense songs have always painted empathetic portraits of tormented characters—who leave an impression on her, as well as listeners. "I think it's interesting to write about people who are dysfunctional in some way," said the singer-songwriter, speaking from her home in Los Angeles. On "Lies of Summer," Mann tackles the isolation of that dysfunction head on: "If the doctor would…
03.30 / 00:07
elle.com
Imagine a room that is so silent that you can hear the blood pulsing through your head. Each breath you take, you hear your lungs filling with air. The rustling of your clothing is... The post Madness in the Silence: The Anechoic Chamber appeared first on Nerd's…
03.29 / 23:22
nerdsmagazine.com
Actor Samrat Chakrabarti, and producer and writer Rishi S. Bhilawadikar join us to discuss their new film, “For Here or To Go?”. The film follows a young software engineer in Silicon Valley named Vivek whose dreams of joining an up-and-coming company are dashed when he learns his work visa is close to expiring. In order to stay in the U.S., he must navigate a complex immigration system. "For Here or To Go?" opens March 31 in New York at the AMC Empire and the Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas…
03.29 / 23:17
wnyc.org
In 1999, the first iteration of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ’02 “In The Heights” premiered in Wesleyan’s ’92 Theater. The show follows a community in Washington Heights—a predominantly Dominican and Latino neighborhood in the Northern tip of Manhattan—as each individual character explores what home and identity mean to them. Eighteen years after the musical’s conception, Miranda is, […]…
03.29 / 23:13
wesleyanargus.com
“Nature helps us to see and understand God. To all His creations we owe an allegiance of service and a profound admiration. . . Love of nature is akin to the love of…
03.29 / 23:13
the-exponent.com
On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a surprise appearance at a White House press briefing to announce that the Justice Department would begin cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities that fail to comply with federal immigration laws. If local governments refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to detain undocumented immigrants, Sessions said, as much as $4 billion in grants across the country could be withheld. Despite the stark warning this week, many residents opposing…
03.29 / 23:02
motherjones.com
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump moved to effectively erase Barack Obama's record on climate change, by signing an executive order to roll back federal regulations aimed at protecting the environment and curb the effects of global warming. Hours later, Late Show host Stephen Colbert took the president to task for "repealing the environment," and specifically mocked Trump's promise to deliver on "clean coal." "I know clean coal sounds like an oxymoron, but so does 'President Trump,'"…
03.29 / 23:02
motherjones.com
GUANTANAMO, CUBA – Cool sounds from warm musicians greet Chicago blues players, journalists and educators here in this palm-laden place most Americans only associate with a U.S. Navy base-prison and the famous “Guantanamera” song. Yet, there’s so much more to this lovely, working-class city in Cuba’s El Oriente Province than that. Folks here are kind; […]…
03.29 / 22:56
chicagodefender.com
Political street art has become an outlet for advocacy among Los Angeles artists after the presidential election. Street art has a long history in the city’s urban culture; several LA streets feature murals with m…
03.29 / 22:50
dailybruin.com
Valeria Morales entered a shop on the Venice boardwalk to get her septum pierced and thought, “Why not?” The first-year statistics student already had 10 piercings, including two cartilage piercings and a belly button…
03.29 / 22:50
dailybruin.com
Kenrya Rankin/NOWArts & CultureTags: Arts & CultureMaster PPercy MillerTyler PerryQueen LatifahWendell PierceThe life of Master P, government name Percy Miller, is a step closer to its big screen debut. “King of the South” is set to begin filming in Miller’s hometown of New Orleans this summer, and per a statement issued yesterday (March 28), Queen Latifah (“Star”) and Wendell Pierce (“Confirmation”) will be on set. Their roles have not yet been announced. Miller founded independent hi…
03.29 / 22:45
colorlines.com
As President Trump suggests abolishing the National Endowment for the Arts, local theater, film and museum leaders are rallying to come up with a…
03.29 / 22:23
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