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Morning Links: Aesthetics of Paperweights Edition

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‘I Kind Of Look Bad In It’: The Life Of Jake LaMotta, The Legacy Of ‘Raging Bull’

Critic Chris Klimek says Martin Scorcese's landmark 1980 film provides an unflattering portrait of Jake Lamotta, who died Wednesday — a portrait the boxer was only too happy to sit for.

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In ‘The Twelve-Mile Straight,’ Characters Are Symbols First, People Second

Eleanor Henderson's novel, set in 1930s Georgia, seeks to portray a time when "slavery was over, but not past," says our reviewer. But a lack of nuance keeps its characters from emerging as individuals.

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At Duke University, A Bizarre Tour Through American History And Palates

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NEWS: The University of the Arts and the Philadelphia Art Alliance Join Forces

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NEWS: The Broad Welcomes Thomas Campbell and Other Members to Its Board of Directors

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NEWS: Museum of Fine Arts Houston Names Bradley Bailey as Curator of Asian Art

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Greatest American political memorabilia collection ever assembled debuts at Heritage Auctions

The landmark political memorabilia collection of David and Janice Frent – widely regarded as the largest and most comprehensive collection of its kind ever assembled – will debut Oct. 21 at Heritage Auctions. This is the first of eight auctions dedicated to the collection with items spanning everything from buttons to banners, from George Washington up through recent elections. The... | Read More

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Director announces retirement

Gen. J.R. “Jack” Dailey, the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, will retire in January 2018. With 18 years as head of the museum, he is its longest-serving director. Dailey, a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and pilot, assumed the duties of director in January 2000. As head of the museum, Dailey has led efforts to... | Read More

The MFAH appoints Bradley Bailey as Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Curator of Asian Art

Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, today announced the appointment of Bradley Bailey as Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao curator of Asian art. Currently associate curator of Asian art at the Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Bailey will be the first to hold the newly sponsored curatorial position at the Museum. The position has been... | Read More
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