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April 16, 2009

Primrose – troy wash


Distressed styling .
Wing tip detailing.
Leather upper.
Leather lining.
Leather sole.

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Our President Loves Europe!!!!

April 13, 2009

art_obamageneric_giWhen Barack Obama comes to London, I am certain that 50,000 people will turn out to cheer him on,” a British executive assured me when I visited the British capital recently.

Barack Obama’s White House bid has stoked more interest among Europeans than that of his Republican rival

“Americans?” I asked.

“No, not Americans,” he responded. “English people. You see, we want change, too.”

Spend a few days in western Europe talking about American politics and you discover that you are in deepest Obamaland. Not much different from Berkeley, California, or the South Side of Chicago.

As a woman put it to me in Paris: “We want America back.”

“Why does that mean Obama?” I asked her. Her response: “We think he’s the black Kennedy.”

What’s driving Obama frenzy in Europe? Is it ideology? The educated, well-informed Europeans I met were not entirely sure what Obama stood for. “Is he a socialist?” they asked. “I don’t think he would accept that label,” I told them.

They worried a little bit about Obama’s views on trade. “Is he a protectionist?” they wondered. “He calls himself a free trader,” I said, “just like John McCain, although he has been more critical of trade agreements like NAFTA.”

Europeans are not especially anti-McCain. I asked my British informant what kind of response McCain drew when he visited London. “Nothing,” he responded. “We see McCain as another old man. Just like our politicians.”

Europeans believe their politics has become old, tired, unexciting. Which is, fairly or unfairly, their image of McCain.

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To his European fans, Obama is the symbol of American renewal. They know three things about him. That he is young. That he is African-American. And that he has a Muslim name.

Europeans live in countries with large, unassimilated Muslim minorities. The idea that someone with Obama’s name and background could become President of the United States astonishes and impresses them. Europeans are thrilled by the idea that the United States can suddenly transform itself from a pariah in the world into an inspiration to the world.

Or can it? Everywhere I went, Europeans asked me if a black man can really be elected President of the United States. I told them many Americans ask me the same question.

My answer? It looks quite possible. We can’t be certain. People may be lying to pollsters, and possibly to themselves. But so far, the evidence suggests that at least as many white Americans are voting for Obama because of his race as are voting against him because of his race.

Leaving Amsterdam, I was slightly alarmed when the security agent inspecting my bags asked me to step aside. The agent, a Dutchman of African descent, leaned over the table and asked me in a lowered voice: “Do you think Barack Obama really has a chance to win the election?”

“The Generational: Younger Than Jesus”@ New Exhibition Museum on Manhattans L.E.S from APRIL 8 2009-JULY 5 2009

April 13, 2009

Location:235 Bowery
New York , New York Lower Eastside
New Exhibitions Museum

For “Younger Than Jesus,” the first edition of “The Generational,” the New Museum’s new signature triennial, fifty artists from twenty-five countries will be presented. The only exhibition of its kind in the United States, “The Generational: Younger Than Jesus” will offer a rich, intricate, multidisciplinary exploration of the work being produced by a new generation of artists born after 1976. Known to demographers, marketers, sociologists, and pundits variously as the Millennials, Generation Y, iGeneration, and Generation Me, this age group has yet to be described in any way beyond their habits of consumption. “Younger Than Jesus” will begin to examine the visual culture this generation has created to date.

Inspired by the fact that some of the most influential and enduring gestures in art and history have been made by young people in the early stages of their lives, “Younger Than Jesus” will fill the entire New Museum’s building on the Bowery with approximately 145 works by artists all of whom are under the age of thirty-three years old. Hailing from countries including Algeria, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Lebanon, Poland, Turkey, and Venezuela, many are showing in a museum for the first time. The exhibition will span mediums and encompass painting, drawing, photography, film, animation, performance, installation, dance, Internet-based works, and video games. Major support for the exhibition has been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation.

Consistent with the New Museum’s thirty-year mission to present new art and new ideas, “The Generational: Younger Than Jesus” will be the first major international museum exhibition devoted exclusively to the generation born around 1980, tapping into the different perspectives, shared preoccupations, and experiences of a constituency that is shaping the contemporary art discourse and prescribing the future of global culture. In the United States, this demographic group is the largest generation to emerge since the Baby Boomers, while in India half the population is less than twenty-five years old; the sheer size of this generation ensures its worldwide influence. By bringing together a wide variety of artists and contextualizing their different approaches, “Younger Than Jesus” will capture the signals of an imminent change, identify stylistic trends that are emerging among a diverse group of creators, and provide the general public with a first in-depth look at how the next generation conceives of our world. Revealing new languages and attitudes, the exhibition will comprise a portrait of the agents of change at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

The exhibition is organized by Lauren Cornell, Director of Rhizome and New Museum Adjunct Curator; Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Special Exhibitions; and Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator.

“The New Museum has always been a platform for the new,” comments Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director. “We have given important early exposure to artists at the beginning of their careers, from Keith Haring to Adrian Piper, and Ana Mendieta to Jeff Koons—artists who subsequently changed the course of art. ‘Younger Than Jesus’ continues the New Museum’s tradition and mission of showing the art of tomorrow today.”

“The artists in ‘Younger Than Jesus’ reflect a preoccupation with our future, but also with history and tradition: Rather than foreswearing their parents, they seem interested in imagining new communities and alternative families,” says Massimiliano Gioni. “Their tactics range from role-playing to recycling, from identity tourism to technological archeology, from an hysterical form of realism to an intimate, micro-emotional art.”

According to Lauren Cornell, “The exhibition presents glimpses of a generation that is incredibly diverse, with artists moving seamlessly across mediums. Instead of radically breaking from the past, these artists draw from a myriad of influences across historical movements and geographies to highlight the intergenerational dynamics that drive contemporary art.”

“During World War II, both Pablo Picasso and Giorgio Morandi were both painting still lifes,” explains Laura Hoptman. “Two artists, belonging to the same generation, were imagining two absolutely different realities emerging from a chaos that encompassed the entire world. We hope that ‘Younger Than Jesus’ will offer a look at our world as reflected through the work of many artists belonging to the same time and yet representing entirely different perspectives on its problems and its beauties.”

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Artists were selected for “Younger Than Jesus” through an open curatorial model that is participatory, and inspired by the networking proclivities of the generation represented in the show. Initial research for the exhibition was conducted through an international network of correspondents and an information-sharing group of more than 150 curators, writers, teachers, artists, critics, and bloggers worldwide, who were asked to recommend artists for the exhibition. This methodology was intended to expand the curatorial process and challenge the traditional “single-source” method of creating an exhibition. Through this process, more than 500 artists were recommended and researched.

Come out for lung cancer: Run As one April 19 2009!!

April 2, 2009

Time and Place: April 19, 2009, Central Park, 72nd Street Transverse
4-Mile RUN [scored]: 9:00 a.m.1.3-mile health WALK [non-scored]: 9:20 a.m.

Lung cancer is the world’s top cancer killer, claiming more than 1.3 million lives per year. Once thought to be only a smokers’ disease, statistics now show that over half of new cases in the U.S. are not attributable to tobacco use, and that lung cancer in never smokers is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide.

The Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation is committed to preventing lung cancer through education and research. With your help, we can develop simple imaging and blood tests that can be used for the earliest detection of this otherwise lethal cancer that affects all of us – smokers, non-smokers and former smokers alike. Although the current five year rate of survival for Stage III Lung Cancer is 10%, when caught at Stage I, that rate jumps to 56%!
So in honor of the people who had lost there life family members, friends or who is taking on the battle come out and run make a contributation donation.!!!!!! Lets help the fight because the battle isnt have way done yet.
Tom Labrecque’s family and friends wanted to create an annual event that would not only bring together many different facets of people to promote the awareness of lung cancer, but ensure anyone could afford to attend and run. It was decided that a run/walk event would be the perfect way to spread the message and create awareness that lung cancer is not just a smoker’s disease.
Thomas G. Labrecque believed that together we can accomplish anything. Since our first run/walk event in 2003, the TGL Classic “Run as One” race has become a staple of the New York Road Runners schedule. Repeat runners and new participants have brought our reach to more than 8,000 people in New York City alone! The Foundation also expanded the “Run as One” event to Washington, DC.

Click on any of our races to find out more information on our upcoming events!

The “Run As One” event in New York City has become an annual “rite of spring” for thousands of runners and has grown to become a favorite cause race among runners and walkers alike in NYC. As a qualifying event for the ING NYC Marathon, the “Run As One” has become known as much more than a cause race, attracting elite runners as well as recreational enthusiasts. Each year our event has increased in size, with as many as 7,000 runners and walkers registered to participate.

Why a 4-mile run? Relying on the expert advice from New York Road Runners, we came to the decision that a 4-mile run, on a mostly flat, fast course through Central Park, is an easy run for anyone to do. Each year, we have offered cash prizes for overall finishers as well as top finishers in age categories to attract more elite runners. We decided to include a walk so that families and people of all ages could enjoy the event together. We wanted an event that the whole family could travel to together and do as a fun weekend outing in Manhattan’s beautiful, scenic Central Park.

As anticipated each year as the race, our post-race event and health fair has something for everyone. The health fair showcases several lung cancer foundations, each with staff on hand to answer people’s questions about lung cancer and informing them of the different programs available to patients and families affected by lung cancer. The post race event features fun for the whole family, with carnival games and face painting, just to name a couple. Winners in each category are announced and prizes awarded at the post race event, as well.

As an individual runner or walker – Participants can run in honor of or in memory of anyone who inspires them. Participants will be able to create a personal fundraising page and send the link to friends and family, asking for support in their efforts.

As a team…Each year, many groups have formed teams as well. Through forming a team, participants encourage friends and family to register to run or walk, as a part of their team or the option to donate to their efforts through their team fundraising page. It’s been so inspirational to see more teams come to our events each year, some of them designing their own shirt for their team to wear in support of their loved one.

All funds raised in these efforts will go directly to supporting lung cancer research.