The United States has a vexed relationship with immigration. A core narrative of our country is that it is a melting pot, even though our government has excluded different groups of migrants for centuries. The much-vaunted nickname “ nation of immigrants ” leaves out those who were here before colonization (Native peoples) and those who were brought here against their will (enslaved Africans). There’s a gap, in other words, between the romantic image of America many of us learn about as children and its grittier realities. “Arrivals,” a thought-provoking exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art , uses historical and contemporary art to probe that gap. Curated by the art historian Heather Ewing, the show considers how newcomers to this land have shaped it and been received. Notably, the exhibition dispenses with the word “immigration” in favor of something more capacious: “Arrivals” includes those who may not fit official terminology. In its own way, the show still upholds the idea … [Read more...] about The Much-Vaunted American Melting Pot, Cracks and All
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Hollywood, CA | News | 1d 11 Must-See Films To Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy From "Selma" to "The Boy King," there's a movie for everyone to watch in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Beau Behan , Patch Staff Thank Share Hollywood, CA | News | Jan 7 The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2022 From "Avatar 2" to "The Batman," it's hard not to be excited about these movies coming out in 2022. Beau Behan , Patch Staff Thank Share Hollywood, CA | News | Jan 1 What's New On Netflix: January 2022 Netflix rings in the new year with a number of highly anticipated releases, such as "Munich – The Edge of War," "Brazen," and "Ozark." Beau Behan , Patch Staff Thank Share Hollywood, CA | News | … [Read more...] about Pine-Richland Arts & Entertainment News
Instead of bringing the trees to town, The New York Times Company and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation brought a town to the trees. In the 1920s, to ensure a steady supply of newsprint for The Times and business for Kimberly-Clark, makers of Kleenex, the companies dammed the Mattagami River at Smoky Falls, amid northern Ontario’s boundless ocean of black spruce, poplar, tamarack and birch; harnessed the river’s power through four gigantic turbines; forged a 50-mile railroad; constructed an enormous mill; and leased the cutting rights to 4,300 square miles of boreal forest — an area twice the size of Prince Edward Island. Their $30 million investment, or about $400 million today, did not stop there. They developed the tiny settlement of Kapuskasing (kapus-KAYS-ing) into a full-fledged company town along the radiant concentric lines of a garden city. It had a hospital and a community clubhouse; riverfront parkland; curling and skating rinks; a public school for 400 students; … [Read more...] about A New York Times Company Town Deep in the Ontario Wilderness
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A funeral prayer service was held Sunday for 15 of the victims killed in the Bronx high-rise fire. There was a large turnout at the Islamic Cultural Center in Fordham Heights. READ MORE: Bronx High-Rise Fire: How To Help Victims And Their Families Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin , Sen. Chuck Schumer , Mayor Eric Adams , Attorney General Letitia James, Congressman Ritchie Torres and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams , Comptroller Brad Lander, Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson were among the speakers. “I am here to express the pain that all New Yorkers are experiencing,” Adams said. “Let’s be clear, we are not here for today. We are going to be with you throughout this entire journey.” Sheikh Musa Drammneh called on elected officials to make 2022 “the year of the Bronx.” “The Bronx is part of New York City, but it has not been regarded as such. We are number one for everything bad and last for every … [Read more...] about Bronx High-Rise Victims Remembered With Funeral Sunday, Officials Pledge To Keep Up Support For Survivors
JERUSALEM — When the Jerusalem artist Beverly Barkat began to create an artwork for the lobby of a building in the new World Trade Center complex overlooking ground zero in Lower Manhattan, she aimed to come up with something architecturally site specific and impactful, large enough to connect with the space but not so enormous as to disconnect from the observer. Barkat had a stark message to convey. Years earlier, she said, she had been struck by an image of children scavenging on a once-beautiful beach awash in plastic waste. “It stayed with me,” she said. “We are suffocating Earth.” Barkat, 55, came back to her studio in Jerusalem and began experimenting, stuffing plastic waste in various types of clear containers, seeking a way to connect people with nature and the world that is not border-oriented, not unlike the vast, floating islands — or continents — of waste plastic that form in the oceans and circulate. Eventually she settled on a method of casting pieces … [Read more...] about Israeli Artist Turns Plastic Pollution Into ‘Earth Poetica’
Click here to read the full article. Left out of most obituaries about renowned country music talk-show host Ralph Emery , who died Saturday, was his infamy among many rock fans for having gotten into a tiff in the late 1960s with the Byrds . Their beef even resulted in Emery being dismissed, by name, in a Byrds track — “Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man,” which had Gram Parsons and Roger McGuinn attempting to get the last laugh in song. But, lest Emery be remembered forever by Byrds buffs as a villain in the story, Emery invited McGuinn onto his highly rated cable series “Nashville Now” 17 years later for a reconciliation — albeit a deeply awkward one — that was captured for posterity and can be viewed on YouTube. The sight of the very, very proud Emery admitting his ingrained bias against rock music and extending a sort of olive branch to McGuinn years later manages to be both cringe-worthy and kind of touching. More from Variety Ralph Emery, TV Host Known as 'the … [Read more...] about How Nashville Legend Ralph Emery Dissed Country-Rock Pioneers the Byrds — and the Night They Buried the Hatchet
Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. The stories of bad customer behavior began trickling out in the summer of 2020, when businesses that had closed in the early part of the coronavirus pandemic began to reopen to a new, angry mood in the United States. At a restaurant struggling with staff and food shortages in Massachusetts, for instance, a group of diners grew so furious at the long wait for food that they demanded it be boxed up — and then theatrically dumped the whole order, uneaten, into the garbage. “It’s like abuse,” Brandi Felt Castellano, who closed her Cape Cod restaurant for 24 hours to give her weary staff a “day of kindness” break, told The Times that July. “People are always rude to restaurant workers, but this far exceeds anything I’ve seen in my 20 years.” The Times has been covering this unpleasant phenomenon since it began. In August, my colleague Tacey Rychter … [Read more...] about Why Is Everyone So Angry? We Investigated.