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The Bloomberg Temptation

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For a long time the notion of a Michael Bloomberg presidential candidacy seemed like a Manhattan fancy, a conceit with elite appeal but no mass constituency, a fantasy for Acela riders who imagine that the American people are clamoring for a rich person’s idea... More »

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This Is How Scandinavia Got Great

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Almost everybody admires the Nordic model. Countries like Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland have high economic productivity, high social equality, high social trust and high levels of personal happiness.Progressives say it’s because they have generous welfar... More »

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The Notorious Michael R. Bloomberg

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Let’s state some facts: Michael Rubens Bloomberg notoriously expanded stop-and-frisk in New York City to obscene proportions, violating the bodies and constitutional rights of mostly minority men and boys, and not only defended the policy, but mocked his detra... More »

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How Trump Wins Again

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As several people have noticed, this was the most politically successful week of the Trump presidency.First, President Trump’s job approval numbers are rising. When the impeachment inquiry got rolling in October his Gallup approval rating was 39. Now it’s 49. ... More »

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Think Trump’s Learned a Lesson? Hahahaha

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Pick the worst moment of the Senate impeachment hearings:A) Susan Collins saying it’s O.K. to keep Donald Trump in office because he’s “learned from this case.”B) A spokeswoman for Jim Risch claiming the senator was not sleeping but just “listening with his ey... More »

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The Photography and Sculptures of Mari Katayama

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Mari Katayama’s photography uses her own body as one of her materials. Born with a rare congenital disorder, the artist had her legs amputated as a child, and at times, her sculptural work emulates the features of her body that the condition caused. The result... More »

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The Future of American Politics

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Men and women are primarily motivated by self-interest. No other partial truth has done as much damage as this one.If you base your political and social systems on the idea that the autonomous self-interested individual is the basic unit of society, then you w... More »

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The Dark Surrealist Paintings of Fred Laverne

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Tattoo artist, painter, and sculptor Fred Laverne has a dark surrealist sensibility, blending in odes to pop culture and pulp tropes into his work. The artist resides in Menton, France, and has garnered a reputation in both tattooing and fine arts, practices h... More »

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Telmo Miel Brings Collaborative Paintings to Thinkspace

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Telmo Miel, the artist duo consisting of Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann, brings their surreal, distinct collaborative work to Thinkspace Projects with a new show. “Encounters,” opening on February 1, offers several pieces created over the past year. The duo l... More »

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The Oil Paintings of Reza Bahmani

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Reza Bahmani’s oil paintings, with each’s distinctive texture and scale, carry a distinct intimacy. In his recent show at Saless Gallery an accompanying score that required the use of headphones further beckoned viewers to focus on the massive portraits.His ... More »

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The Murals and Paintings of Luca Ledda

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Luca Ledda’s surreal works deal with both our conception of the world and our consumption of its resources. The Turin artist offers these scenes in murals and gallery work across the globe. Recent projects include pieces in Belgium, Mexico, Bosnia, and beyond.... More »

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Game of Shrooms 2020 Arrives in June

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Game of Shrooms 2020 is coming! There’s less than five months until Game of Shrooms: Join artists and art hunters all over the world again on June 13, and follow the hashtags #gameofshrooms and #Shroomdrop on Instagram for previews from your favorite artists i... More »

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