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Pop goes the art market – Fortune

Pop goes the art market – FortuneNews from Pop goes the art market – Fortune: In November the world’s two biggest auction houses reported that a staggering $ 2 billion-plus in contemporary art had been sold in a matter of days at their fall auctions. A roster of pieces by Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Alberto [...]

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Amanda Knox Case: Italian Court Overturns Murder Conviction

Amanda Knox Case: Italian Court Overturns Murder ConvictionNews from NBCNews.com: The highest court in Italy on Friday has overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the sensational 2007 stabbing death of her British roommate. The ruling was the latest turn in an odyssey of international justice for Knox, who spent four [...]

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Imbibing in art

Imbibing in artNews from Chicago Tribune: By Heather Augustyn Post-Tribune Julia Dziubla says that attending a friend’s party to paint and have a few glasses of wine sounded only about half interesting at first. She didn’t consider herself a painter of any sort, but enjoyed having a drink or two and socializing, so she said [...]

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The Take | Cruz tests the limits of conservatism in his run for president

The Take | Cruz tests the limits of conservatism in his run for presidentNews from Washington Post: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) announced his intention to run for president in the 2016 election during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. (AP) By Dan Balz March 23 at 1:05 PM If there is such a [...]

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Lincoln tissue mill finishes nearly $10 million in improvements

Lincoln tissue mill finishes nearly $ 10 million in improvementsNews from Bangor Daily News: LINCOLN, Maine — The startup last month of a new $ 6 million turbine and condenser system leaves Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC a nearly self-sufficient electricity generator, capping nearly $ 10 million in improvements undertaken over the last year, its [...]

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Obama: GOP is holding Loretta Lynch ‘hostage’ in human trafficking dispute (+ …

Obama: GOP is holding Loretta Lynch ‘hostage’ in human trafficking dispute (+ …News from Christian Science Monitor: Washington — President Barack Obama on Friday accused the Republican-led U.S. Senate of holding Loretta Lynch, his nominee for U.S. attorney general, as a “hostage” as lawmakers wrangle over a human trafficking bill bogged down in an abortion [...]

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9 best pierogi in Cleveland (photos)

9 best pierogi in Cleveland (photos)News from cleveland.com: Pierogi. In Cleveland, it’s not just a deliciously pillowed pocket or moon-shaped dumpling. It’s a way of life. When immigrants settled in the Cleveland area in the early 20th century, pierogi were one of the heartier foods that took on a meaning for the city beyond its [...]

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With orderly Singapore turning 50, citizens may see a freer society

With orderly Singapore turning 50, citizens may see a freer societyNews from Los Angeles Times: This former British colony of 5.5 million people bustles in a uniquely orderly way. The banyan-shaded boulevards are teeming, but never too crowded. Street-food vendors are corralled into designated centers. The occasional flatbed truck, loaded with a dozen laborers, whizzes [...]

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Dad forbids daughter from attending black girl’s birthday

Dad forbids daughter from attending black girl’s birthdayNews from New York Daily News: NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:14 PM Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11:31 AM WREG This Tennessee girl got a gift-wrapped lesson in bigotry for her 10th birthday. Harmony Jones, who is black, invited a white friend to [...]

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Israel’s Moshe Kahlon Emerges From Vote as Possible Kingmaker

Israel’s Moshe Kahlon Emerges From Vote as Possible KingmakerNews from Bloomberg: (Bloomberg) — Moshe Kahlon, an economic populist running for the first time as a party leader, emerged from Israel’s elections on Tuesday as one of the most important players in deciding who will form his nation’s next government. The 54-year-old Kahlon became a national [...]

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