May 2, 2008 |
The Whitney Museum of American Art has unveiled a design by architect Renzo Piano for a satellite museum in lower Manhattan. The museum's bold, asymmetrical design will provide 50,000 square feet of gallery space over six floors, compared with 32,000 square feet at its uptown New York location. It will allow the Whitney to show more of its 20th- and 21st-century collection and offer more temporary exhibitions. Construction is slated to begin in spring 2009 and be completed in late 2012.
October 31, 2007 |
The merchants at the Sonora Market are doing a brisk business in plastic pumpkins, wizard costumes and devil's pitchforks. Eerie music blares from the loudspeakers: It's the Halloween rush. "I want my Halloween!" Mexican children will shout this week, though not necessarily the same night as kids north of the border. "Quiero mi Halloween," they will say, because there is no commonly used translation of "Trick or treat!"
December 18, 2005 |
Time off? What's that? Melinda Marie Jette, an adjunct professor at Western Oregon University, is teaching four courses this semester, and on the three days a week she has no classes, she grades papers, does research and applies for tenure-track jobs. Jette, who teaches early American history, is a member of a growing army of part-time professors at the nation's universities.
April 25, 2005 |
For more than 50 years, the communists and former communists of Hollywood have written the script of the past, telling the story of the blacklist in memoirs and histories, movies and documentaries in which they depict themselves as noble martyrs and champions of democracy. It is time, finally, to put an end to the glorification of this unhappy period and take a cleareyed look at the Hollywood Ten, the blacklist and the movie industry Reds who wielded such influence in the 1930s and 1940s.
March 10, 2002
Re "Her Latest Creation: a Union," Jan. 27: Because the exploitation of adjunct faculty hurts students, schools, communities and part- and full-time faculty, I hope that all of these will work together to end it. But Linda Cushing and others have shown that even without help, adjunct instructors can determine their future if they manage, despite institutional obstacles, to unite. I applaud the growing number of adjunct faculty who have done so, and I urge the rest to make organizing a priority.
September 17, 2000 |
Near the Lycee Charles de Gaulle, Loic and his pals fire up Gauloise cigarettes, sip thimbles of jet-black coffee and argue about the day's headlines in Le Monde, happy in their preferred suburb of Paris: London. A morning's train ride away, across the Channel, English kids knock back pints of bitters and debate the merits of Liverpool's soccer team at the Frog & Princess Pub in Saint-Germain-des-Pres.