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The Sugar Sphinx

June 27, 2014 8:54 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 5178
Over the past twenty-five years or so, ever since her spectacular New York début at the Drawing Center, in 1994, the now forty-four-year-old artist Kara Walker’s visual production—sculptures, cutouts, drawings, films—has been diaristic in tone. But the diary Walker keeps is not explicitly personal; it’s a historical ledger filled with one-line descriptions about all those… View Article

Floating pool planned for East River in mid-2016

June 21, 2014 5:07 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 1905
Forget shlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that the East River could be the next great place for a summer swim. The backers of the floating Plus Pool — an Olympic-sized structure with cruise-like decking — said they’re on course to drop anchor in mid-2016. And,… View Article

NCAA Athletes Get Their Day In Court

June 19, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3194
After nearly five years of maneuvers and machinations that would baffle a law professor, former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon walked into a federal courtroom Monday, June 9th, 2014, as the star witness in a trial that will decide whether the NCAA must pay college athletes for its use of their likenesses in television broadcasts, video… View Article

Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup

June 18, 2014 4:17 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4737
This year’s World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro. Nearly 40 percent of Facebook’s 1.28 billion users are fans of soccer, better known as football outside of the U.S. and Australia. On Tuesday, the world’s… View Article

The Gumball 3000: Bun B On The World’s Most Ridiculous Motor Rally

June 10, 2014 8:17 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4591
Pay no attention to the Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches, Bugattis and Bentleys. Ignore the coterie of playboys, sheikhs, jet-setters and celebrities making the seven-day, 3,000-mile trek from Miami’s Ocean Drive to Ibiza’s Carrer Andenes. Disregard the late-night debauchery at each checkpoint, the obscenely wealthy scofflaws and the not-exactly-pocket-change entry fee of £40,000 (about $67,000 US). Forget… View Article

Travel and tourism professionals: WTTC wants you!

June 10, 2014 12:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4529
Members of the travel and tourism industry are being asked to participate in a new World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) campaign to help change the perception of a career in the sector. Travel and tourism professionals are being asked to create their own 15-second videos to explain why they love working in travel and… View Article