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Catch it before ends September 11th. Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to offer an exhibit of the work of six celebrated photographers who were active in Mexico during the early twentieth century. This period was buffeted by strong political, social, and artistic “crosswinds.” The tumultuous Mexican Revolution, from 1910-1917, upended political institutions, and introduced— often brusquely—new ideas and norms about state and society. The Mexican Revolution also derailed a formal, elitist, and academic approach to art. Meanwhile, from Europe came news of avant-garde experiments like Dada, Cubism, abstraction, and Surrealism. Painting in Mexico came to be dominated by the muralist movement, which combined realism, primitivism, myth, and politics. 


Citing his superior record, diverse legal experience and commitment to reforming our justice system, former Brooklyn District Attorney Liz Holtzman, former Queens District Attorney Michael Armstrong, and former Syracuse U.S. Attorney Daniel French joined 50 prosecutors today to endorse Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General.


The changes in American art over the past 50 years culminate in a post-pop art, post neo-dada, post-post modernism movement: New Americana. Through subtle and not so subtle intensity these creators share commonality through uncommon media. The work chosen reflects a neutralization of details and rendering as well as a borrowing of ideas, literal objects, and imagery. This exhibit takes new authority through perversion of former artistic chapters. Opening Thursday August 26th.


 

Indeed, just this past April the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), a trade group representing dairy farms, petitioned the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on what it calls “the misappropriation of dairy terminology on imitation milk products.” NMPF has been asking for such a ruling for a decade, and argues that the soy industry’s “false and misleading” labeling is now more common than ever.

 


In the wake of a slew of major endorsements in his campaign for Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman today received the support from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. In his decision to back Schneiderman, Stringer cited Eric’s unparalleled record on government reform and public integrity.


On the heels of a powerful endorsement by the New York Times, the Reverend Al Sharpton today announced his support for Eric Schneiderman to be New York's next Attorney General. The national civil rights leader joins the growing list of over 100 progressive leaders and grassroots organizations that are supporting Schneiderman for Attorney General.


 

Today Governor Paterson signed Eric T. Schneiderman's groundbreaking legislation to protect patients from egregious insurance industry abuses at a ceremony at the Governor's office. “Ian’s Law” makes it illegal for insurers to drop entire lines of insurance as a pretext for denying coverage to individual policyholders who are sick.

 


"Schneiderman has courage, a strong voice and a deep commitment to ethical government," the board wrote. "During his 12 years in the Senate, he championed important laws protecting women’s rights and repealing the overly harsh Rockefeller-era drug laws, and he challenged his party’s leaders when they chose expedience over conviction."


"The National Organization for Women NYS PAC is proud to endorse Kathleen Rice (D) for NYS attorney general. As Nassau County District Attorney, Rice displayed what feminists consider a stellar record in the fight for equality" said NOW-NYS President Marcia Pappas.

Do you have the time to listen to Billie Joe Armstrong rhyme? Sunday September 19th Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, will interview Green Day’s lyricist, vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and American Idiot director Tony Award winner Michael Mayer. The mega-band arrived with 1994’s Dookie, which sold 15 million copies and won a Grammy ® Award and has followed up with such epic albums such as American Idiot which debuted at No. 1 and earned seven Grammy nominations (winning two) and last year’s 21st Century Breakdown, which won the Grammy for Best Rock Album.   Green Day has not only proved its longevity but its relevance. Join in the discussion to ask Billie Joe how!