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The Expressionist as Rationalist

Francis Levy | Posted 08.14.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Thinking is not always associated with abstract expressionism. After all, the technique was called "action painting" and it's quarterback, Jackson Pollock, was intentionally or unintentionally rough around the edges.

Underloved Fish

Sea to Table | Posted 08.05.2014 | Food
Sea to Table

We all know something is broken when 91 percent of all seafood consumed in the U.S. comes from outside the U.S, and over two-thirds of all seafood we eat is shrimp, salmon, tilapia, (almost all farm-raised under dubious conditions) or canned tuna. Our vast oceans offer a cornucopia of species, and we only taste four of them.

Government Issues Updated Guidelines for Fish Consumption

Carl Safina | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

A few days ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released updated draft advice on fish consumption for childbearing aged women and young children.

Robert De Niro's Anxiety of Influence: Remembering the Artist Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Back in the 1970's when Robert De Niro was breaking out in films--Bang the Drum Slowly, Mean Streets, Taxi Driver--his dad Robert De Niro, Sr. was a p...

Mercury in Seafood: A Little Clarity

Carl Safina | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

One of the most dangerous yet confusing toxic pollutants is mercury in seafood. Mercury is very bad for developing fetuses and children, and seafood is very good for them. But mercury is in all seafood. Like I said: confusing.

A Man Who Changed His Times: Part I

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.21.2013 | World
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

"It's easy to make a fortune, but harder to make a difference." -- A businessman to a friend of J. Douglas Holladay On Oct. 28, 1787 William Wilberfo...

A Breakthrough in How We Work to Protect Our Oceans

Philip Radford | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

The Bering Sea is known to scientists and conservationists as one of the most remarkable places on Earth. But as of this week, the Bering Sea is remarkable for another reason -- it's the impetus for a an amazing breakthrough in the way we work to protect our oceans.

Drawing Surrealism

Francis Levy | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Francis Levy

Drawing Surrealism, currently on exhibit at the Morgan Library demonstrates the numerous techniques that artists of the surrealist school used to disinhibit their imaginations.

The End of the New England Fisherman?

Sea to Table | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

Last week marked a historic turning point for many fishing communities when the New England Fishery Management Council approved deep cuts to the cod...

Climate Change Challenges New England Fishermen

Sea to Table | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

For years scientists have been blaming fishermen for depleted cod stocks in the Gulf of Maine, but now evidence points to another culprit -- climate c...

A Feast of Seven (Sustainable) Fishes

Sea to Table | Posted 02.16.2013 | Food
Sea to Table

Among all the ways to celebrate the holidays, we can't help but be partial to the Mediterranean tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a seafood-...

Artistic Innovation: Individual or Collective?

David Galenson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

In the modern era, great painters have learned from their peers (and from their teachers), but have made distinctive individual contributions. To fail to recognize this is to fail to understand modern art.

Old Bones, New Flesh: Sonnabend's Twomblys

Daniel Maidman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Twombly does not exist outside of visual art, like pure Dada, which is essentially conceptual. He subscribes to the visual tradition. This gives him the affinity and perspective to pull a Korine with it, to scrape off the flesh until the bones of grammar emerge.

Marcia Gay Harden Lands NBC Comedy Pilot

Posted 01.08.2012 | TV

Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden is trying her hand at something new. The actress has landed the lead role in NBC's latest comedy pilot, "Isabel." Ha...

Art Dealer Arrested For $2 Million Of Fake Art

Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts

Is the signature on your Monet a little too legible? It could be a fake; word is they're going around. A former art dealer was arrested in South F...

Jackson Pollock: Physicist?

Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts

Can we learn about physics from Jackson Pollock? What about the other way around? A recent paper in the scientific journal Physics Today by Andrzej He...

Pollock's 'Lucifer' Gifted To Stanford

AP | Posted 08.16.2011 | Arts

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- A family has donated 121 pieces from its collection of prominent 20th century American art to Stanford University, including the ...

Republicans Propose Bill To Force University Of Iowa To Sell Jackson Pollock's 'Mural'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A bill was introduced Wednesday in the Iowa House that would require the University of Iowa to sell Jackson Pollock's Mural, in order to create fundin...

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.