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Throughout her practice, Emily Roysdon’s multidisciplinary approach to art making has incorporated photography, printmaking, performance, and an extensive history of collaboration. For her first solo exhibition in New York, Positions brings together a body of work that culminates around a dialectic consideration of language, choreography, and political representation.


In the wake of the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today said that the federal government must incorporate an immediate, full and open assessment of all public health and safety risks posed by the Indian Point nuclear energy plant, including those posed by potential natural disasters such as seismic activity, into its relicensing process for the New York plant.


In this role, Mr. Minor will be charged with enforcing New York State securities law from the bureau that has achieved record-setting settlements and vital financial industry reforms on behalf of New Yorkers.


 

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., joined by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, today announced the opening of the Mental Health Court at 100 Centre Street in Manhattan. This is the first Manhattan court dedicated to handling the non-violent cases of defendants with serious and continuing mental illness.

 


March 15, 2011the fight to restore the safeguards for reader privacy that were eliminated by the Patriot Act took an important step forward last week when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation barring the FBI from using the Patriot Act to search bookstore and library records unless they relate to a suspected terrorist or someone known to the suspect.  The committee vote was 10-7 with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) joining nine Democrats to approve the measure.


The legislation in question is called the Omnibus Public Land Management Act. It was passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Obama in the spring of 2009. The Act protects some two million acres outright as wilderness in nine different states (California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia) and requires the Bureau of Land Management to prioritize conservation on another 26 million acres of mostly Western lands.


There are at least four lights in L.A. There’s the cruel, actinic light of late July. Its glare cuts piteously through the general shabbiness of Los Angeles. Second comes the nostalgic, golden light of late October. It turns Los Angeles into El Dorado, a city of fool’s gold. It’s the light the tourists come for – the light, more specific, of unearned nostalgia.


A fabulous lineup of new features and short films from around the world, plus special events, filmmaker Q&As, workshops, opening and closing parties, audience voting, the NYICFF Awards Ceremony, and more. All events are expected to sell out. Full lineup and a downloadable brochure are now available.


A grassroots group of parents has reserved space on city hall steps this Thursday at 1 PM to protest proposed budget cuts on behalf of our kids!


Born in Nigeria, Marcia Kure has had nine one-person shows and over forty exhibitions in Nigeria, Germany, the US, Spain, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Canada, Austria and Switzerland. She has exhibited at The New Museum, New York, The Newark Museum, the 7th Sharjah Biennale, the Spelman College Museum, and the 2nd Seville International Biennial curated by Okwui Enwezor. Reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Frieze, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, African Arts and Flash Art. In the fall she made a project for Esopus Magazine.