Rob Rogers is an editorial cartoonist who was fired in June after 25 years with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His departure, he said, came after weeks of tension with a publisher who wanted a more pro-Trump stance. “We’re living in a very dark time,” Rogers told the local NPR station, “in terms of who’s in the White House and in terms of embracing what would otherwise be thought of as despicable racism, despicable thoughts.”So it seems grimly fitting that one of the most arresting visual comments on last week’s carnage in Pittsburgh – 11 Jews killed by a gunman at the Tree of Life synagogue – came from Rogers, now working freelance. The image is of a window marked “Tree of Life Congregation – Pittsburgh,” which has been shot full of holes, glass littering the ground. The caption reads: “Day of broken glass …” MOUNTING TOLL SPURS FRESH QUESTIONS It is, of course, a reference to the night, 80 years … [Read more...] about Leonard Pitts: Pittsburgh slayings might be the shape of things to come
The shape of things to come
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Andy Rosen Globe Staff October 10, 2018 In Roxbury, students at the Dearborn STEM Academy showed visitors their new school, designed to teach the skills kids need in an era of rapid technological development. In Kendall Square, leaders at MIT described the institution’s vision for the future of “the world’s most innovative neighborhood.”Inside the Seaport’s District Hall, a rapt crowd watched a demonstrator operate a drone the size of a mobile phone with his watch. When he tapped the ground, the device dropped to a neat landing on the floor.Karina Besprosvan and her brother, Diego, huddled outside the drone exhibit to figure out what they should see next as they explored the far-flung offerings of Boston’s HUBweek ideas festival. The siblings had come from Florida and California, respectively, and they were trying to pack in as … [Read more...] about HUBweek attendees seek business opportunities — and a vision of what’s to come
Q: It appears to me that Texans have a love affair with all things Texas, including the shape of their state. For example, I have a friend who has an adorable leather purse in the shape of Texas, I have seen waffle irons that create delicious waffles in the shape of Texas, I have cookie cutters in the shape of Texas, and, of course, there are many lovely jewelry items fashioned into the shape of Texas. My list could go on, but you get the idea. Texans love to display the iconic shape of the state of Texas. Do people from other states have this same obsession with the shape of their state? Molly Little Fann, Boerne A: And ashtrays, ice cube trays, sunglasses, bottle openers, grills, sinks, wall clocks, wall hangings, Houston rapper Paul Wall’s right hand tattoo, pasta noodles, keychains, tortilla chips, t-shirts, swimming pools, hotel rooftop lazy rivers, coffee cups, coffee tables, etcetera, etcetera, and so forth…. Oh, and lots of tattoos in addition to the one … [Read more...] about The Texanist: What’s So Great About the Shape of Texas?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by The Shape of Things to Come 11 Photos View Slide Show› Photograph by Willy Vanderperre. Styled by Alastair McKimm For our latest cover story, Willy Vanderperre captured fall’s voluminous proportions as styled by Alastair McKimm: layer upon layer of jackets, sweaters and dresses — and a single Balenciaga coat meant to look like it’s six or seven separate and stacked pieces — punctuated by platform Comme des Garçons Nikes and Prada bucket hats. This new silhouette was worn by the models of the moment — Adesuwa Aighewi, Anok Yai, Alyssa Traoré and Sora Choi. “When I’m at the shows, I’m watching the faces as much as the outfits, and as soon as I saw our cover model, Adesuwa Aighewi, I knew I wanted her for this magazine,” writes Hanya Yanagihara in … [Read more...] about Fall Fashion: The Shape of Things to Come, Starring the Season’s Freshest Faces
It’s a weekday morning at Oakland’s Black Spring Coffee, and 26-year-old musician Madeline Kenney is eager to discuss what the future may hold. Given Kenney’s trajectory — she grew up in Seattle, switched her major in college from dance to interpersonal neurobiology, moved to Oakland to pursue a career as a baker, then ultimately found her calling as an acclaimed singer-songwriter — it seems tough to expect her to know for certain just what’s coming next. Fortunately for fans, the answer is “Perfect Shapes.” Out Oct. 5, Kenney’s new record expands on a sound she once dubbed twang-haze. Featuring quiet meditations layered with fuzzy guitars, introspective lyrics and melodic catharsis, Kenney’s debut, “Night Night at First Landing,” arrived last September. “Perfect Shapes” takes this formula and mixes in some new ingredients, as evidenced on the deceptively bubbly lead single, “Cut Me Off.” … [Read more...] about Madeline Kenney sees the shape of things to come