FROM Hrag Vartanian
Remembering the man who popularized art book fairs Shannon Michael Cane died this month at age 43. He was credited with making art book fairs a huge thing in LA and New York. At this year’s LA fair, 15,000 people turned up at the MOCA Geffen on just one day. They were there to check out the limited edition books, zines, and art pieces on offer from hundreds of publishers, galleries, artists, and booksellers.
Banksy Finishes Painting the Town in New York Every day during the month of October, the British street artist Banksy put up a new work somewhere in New York City. During his "residency," which was covered by the media as politics, art and daily news, he delighted some and offended others. Hrag Vartanian, co-founder and editor of the art blog Hyperallergic.com , joined the "Banksy Hunters" who sought out a new work every day.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
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