Warhol’s Marilyn

first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHGRmwLq_zc” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/XHGRmwLq_zc/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> The vision of Andy Warhol is unmistakable: pop culture reimagined and reinvented as vibrant art. Among the boldest work in his oeuvre is a series of large-scale, multicolored prints of Marilyn Monroe, and for the next few weeks, visitors to the Harvard Art Museums can see many of those images together, up close.To complement to the American Repertory Theater’s “WARHOLCAPOTE,” a new show based on a series of taped conversations between Warhol and author Truman Capote, the museums’ Art Study Center will display a series of 10 prints from Warhol’s “Marilyn Monroe” portfolio. The series, along with the original cardboard box they came in, was given to the museums in 2015 by Michael F. Marmor ’62, M.D. ’66, and Jane B. Marmor, M.D. ’66.“To have the whole portfolio of these screen prints in their original box is amazing,” said Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, who helped organize the Monday showings. “Other people may have a single Marilyn Monroe print or a couple, but having the entire series is incredibly exciting. We can measure the whole range of tonalities all at once. It’s almost as if you are getting a little bit of Andy Warhol directly.”The show features six prints at a time, offering visitors a sense of their collective range and power, said Enriquez. Viewers of the images, each measuring 36 by 36 inches, will be struck not only by their size, she said, but also by the ways in which Warhol’s color choices dramatically alter how one sees his famous subject.That coloring, be it a pop of fluorescent blue or muted tones of gray, transforms the repeating image of Monroe’s hooded eyes, plump lips, glamorous waves, and classic beauty mark into something nuanced and complex.“The difference in the way the beauty mark appears in each of these because of the coloring makes you see her face in a different way and makes you read her and who she was in a different way, a way I admit I didn’t expect,” said Enriquez. “It wasn’t until I had time seeing them all together that I began to see them not as some kind of play on the advertising industry and all the things that Warhol gets credit for, but for this real complexity there.”The artist’s decision to focus on Monroe points to his own understanding of the darker side of fame, she added.“Monroe in many ways epitomized a lot of the iconic status he liked to focus on as a figurehead in popular culture. But I as I thought more about it, Monroe, like Warhol himself, was self-created and then became consumed by others. … He became what others decided he was at a certain point, and they certainly did that with her.”Still, Warhol is “a touchpoint in 20th-century art that endures,” said Enriquez. For the next three weeks at the Harvard Art Museums, visitors will be able to see some of that enduring legacy for themselves.“WARHOLCAPOTE” will be at the American Repertory Theater through Oct. 13. Enriquez and visual artist Jesse Aron Green will take part in a post-performance discussion on Oct. 4.Act II at A.R.T.: WARHOLCAPOTE partners with the Harvard Art Museumslast_img read more

Still in Love with Your Win7 Clients… Convert and Keep Them

first_imgIs your organization still in love with your old Windows 7 PCs? Your loyalty is understandable — you’ve grown comfortable over the years and switching to Windows 10 means your organization has to learn a new operating system. Or perhaps some of your proprietary applications do not have guaranteed compatibility. And if your machines see relatively localized usage, the switch may not seem worth the effort.But sometimes, relationships must evolve whether you want them to or not. And with Windows 7 due for end of support in early 2020, you will have little choice but to rethink your commitment.The good news is you can keep the things you know and love about Windows 7 while making your old PCs even more secure, even if they aren’t Dell machines. You just need a little help from Wyse Converter for PCs.Get convertedWyse Converter for PCs is a Dell software solution that repurposes your Windows 7 (or Windows 10) PCs to operate like thin clients. And it’s great for organizations that want to transition to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with little upfront investment.The software locks down a device’s operating system and converts it into a secure thin client that you can manage remotely via the Wyse Management Suite. The exciting news for Windows 7 fans is that the converted endpoint looks and functions in much the same way you’re used to but with a secure experience that keeps your data isolated and safe even after Windows 7 support ends.What’s new in version 2.0?We recently released an updated version called Wyse Converter for PCs 2.0 that enables you to put PCs in “kiosk mode.” You can use kiosk mode to lockdown a PC and use it as a standalone machine running VDI or specific local applications. For example, customer-facing locations like doctors’ offices, banks and hotels can remotely configure PCs to become visitor check-in kiosks where the customer is prevented from doing anything other than checking in.We also introduced a Write Filter for Windows 7 that ensures no new information is saved on the PC once it’s restarted. Of course, your admin can enable or disable this function based on your individual needs using the PC’s administrative login. To make things easy, admins have the right to configure the PC and retain desired changes using Wyse Management Suite, irrespective of the Write Filter status.Getting started is easy!One of the features our customers like most is that Wyse Converter for PCs 2.0 comes with Wyse Easy Setup, a free utility that enables your IT admins to quickly and painlessly configure your newly-converted thin clients to your organization’s specific IT policy. Administrators can replicate a single device configuration across other devices using compatible operating systems for quick setup. They can also tailor end-user experiences to have configurable access to local applications. Moreover, individual users can control things like monitor, keyboard, mouse and Wi-Fi settings on their own, so they don’t have to bother IT.Perhaps the best part is that with Wyse Converter for PCs, IT admins don’t have to spend time searching for OS-compatible drivers — they simply install the software and it just works.Wyse Converter makes it possible to hang on to the technology you already have, and love, while updating it to be highly secure with a new lease on life. As far as Valentine’s gifts go, that’s much better than a box of chocolates.Learn more about Wyse Converter for PCs.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Nina Arianda Tapped for Amazon’s Trial & More

first_imgNina Arianda(Photo by Bruce Glikas) View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Nina Arianda Tapped for TrialNina Arianda, who was seen on Broadway earlier this season in Fool for Love, has landed a role in Amazon’s new drama series Trial. The Wrap reports that the Tony winner will appear as sharp and ambitious attorney Patty Solis-Papagian in the show, which is set to be led by Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride, a past-it lawyer whose professional life gets turned upside down. Arianda has also been enlisted for Stephen Frears‘ Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, which will be released on August 31.Brian d’Arcy James & Jennifer Simard Set for OCCSomething Rotten!’s Brian d’Arcy James, along with Broadway.com vlogger and Disaster!’s Jennifer Simard, will announce the 66th annual Outer Critics Circle 2015-16 nominations on April 19 at the Algonquin Hotel. The Outer Critics Circle is an organization of writers covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond the Main Stem; the nominations are the first major Broadway/off-Broadway award nominees of the Big Apple’s theater season. The winners will be announced on May 9 with an awards ceremony scheduled for May 26 at Sardi’s.Watch the Oliviers From the U.S.More details have been released about the upcoming Olivier Awards (the U.K.’s version of the Tonys), which will take place on April 3 at the Royal Opera House. International audiences will be able to tune in on YouTube from 5PM E.T and presenters include Vanessa Redgrave, Juliet Stevenson and Zoë Wanamaker. Three-time Tony and Oscar winner Mark Rylance, Benedict Cumberbatch and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman are just some of the big names up for trophies.OITNB’s Cast Pays Tribute to Kimmy SchmidtThe Orange Is the New Black cast recently posted this hilarious video, below, parodying Titus Andromedon’s song “Peeno Noir” from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Both shows, which feature a slew of stage faves, return to Netflix soon; Kimmy on April 15 and OITNB on June 17. We can’t wait!last_img read more

Beth Behrs Talks Off-B’way Debut in A Funny Thing…

first_imgBeth Behrs Beth Behrs is going from 2 Broke Girls to starring off-Broadway in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. While taking a break (because you need one after that title) from rehearsals, Behrs visited Late Night to chat with Seth Meyers. Shooting a sitcom with a live audience has prepared her for her New York stage debut, but there’s one major concern. “I have the bladder of a 90-year-old woman,” she admits after realizing there are no bathroom breaks in the theater. Take a look below as she talks through her game plan should nature call mid-show, as well as her latest project with childhood bestie Matt Doyle. MCC Theater’s production of A Funny Thing… begins performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on May 19. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City Related Showscenter_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 25, 2016last_img read more

Park Plaza is the first in Croatia to introduce a new free service for its guests “handy” which allows them unlimited calls and internet

first_imgImagine coming to a hotel, settling into a room, and a smartphone is at your disposal with free calls, internet and everything on it during your stay at the hotel.It is the hotel company Arena Hospitality Group that continues its innovative path of introducing new services in its own accommodation facilities in order to further raise the quality of existing services and get even closer to its guests and enable them a better stay.From Saturday, the Park Plaza Arena hotel, and together with the Park Plaza Histria hotel, a new “mobile”Service for guests, and the same is being introduced this week in the hotel Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin and the tourist resort Park Plaza Verudela Pula. It is a state-of-the-art mobile and digital offer for the hotel industry, whereby every guest of the mentioned facilities receives a mobile device with unlimited international and local calls and internet access during their stay at no additional cost.Namely, the whole thing works in such a way that when guests check in at the reception, in rooms or apartments they will be waiting for them and will be available during their stay mobile phone at a special charging station (docking station) that offers unlimited local and international calls, free internet access, a free destination guide, speed dial calls and emergency information.In this way, guests receive free destination recommendations, while hotels have the possibility of an additional channel of communication with guests through which they can send special offers and information about promotions, regardless of where the guests were at the time. Therefore, the service to guests is active during the entire stay, regardless of whether they are in a room, hotel, walk, excursion, etc.…. On the technological side, mobile devices come with mobile an operating system that is a customized version of the Android system, and can also be personalized by the hotel, to make the hotel offer a reservation and purchase of its services. mobile it also offers language customization, so that hotel guests can enjoy its features no matter what language they speak.. Following the implementation of this new service in Pula and Medulin, by the end of 2017, the same service will be introduced in the other 8 hotels of the group in Germany (Berlin, Nuremberg, Cologne and Dresden) and Hungary (Budapest). “With the introduction of this service, Arena Hospitality Group with its four accommodation facilities becomes the first hotel company in Croatia with the introduction of free international calls and internet access for its guests. At a time of intensive and continuous development of mobile and digital technology, their application in the hotel industry is a significant step forward in achieving competitiveness in the market and will certainly be recognized by guests and their satisfaction with their stay in our hotels or resorts. Therefore, we will continue to monitor the development of advanced technologies and try to be leaders in the implementation of such innovations in our facilities in Croatia as well as in Germany and Hungary.”   pointed out the CEO of Arena Hospitality Group Mr. Rally Slonim.By the way, in 2016, the Park Plaza Arena hotel was recognized and celebrated as a hotel with the introduction of a unique service “digital key”Which can be used to open electronic locks in hotel rooms and suites with smartphones through a specially developed mobile application. Such an offer provided him with a competitive advantage, making him the first in Croatia, and one of the few in Europe with such a free guest service. As of this year, the mentioned Park Plaza Arena hotel is a proud holder of “BOSK gluten free standards”As the first hotel in Istria, the most touristy Croatian region, and also a hotel with the only one a’la carte restaurant on the Adriatic with complete gluten free offer.Tink Labs claims that the introduction of free smartphones has directly affected the increase in revenue from guests and is definitely becoming a “must have” product offered to guests of large hotel chains. And the figures say that within three months of implementation, it increases REVPAR or revenue per available room by 3,4%, increases the use of hotel services by 21%, and guests use the device for an average of 67 minutes a day. The smartphone is of course free for guests, except in case you lose or damage it, because then you still have to pay for the damage.The possibilities are certainly great, all hotel services at your fingertips and two-way and personalized communication with guests. Technology is there to help us, not help us. Take advantage of it, but do not forget human direct contact and interaction is most important in tourism, regardless of all the achievements of technology.Related news:FREE HOTEL SMARTPHONE AS A NEW TREND IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRYARENATURIST POSITIONED AS A LEADER IN THE APPLICATION OF NEW AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES IN TOURISMlast_img read more

A grave concern: Coronavirus highlights burial plot shortages in cities

first_imgTopics : The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the problem of scarce burial space in cities, even as health concerns and tight budgets force more families to opt against traditional grave burials, land rights experts said on Monday.As cities around the world have rapidly expanded in recent decades, urban cemeteries have filled up or been dug up to build roads and homes, leading to an increase in cremations.”This trend will continue with urbanization. COVID-19 may just cause us to think about this in the immediate term,” said Peter Davies, an associate professor at the department of earth and environmental sciences at Australia’s Macquarie University. The challenge facing city authorities now – to dispose of bodies quickly and safely – was brought to the fore when a New York City councilman said earlier this month that public parks may be used as temporary burial grounds.City officials refuted the claim, but said some recent burials in a so-called potter’s field on Hart Island, which has been used since the 19th century for burying the poor or those with no known next of kin, included victims of the coronavirus.In Ecuador, authorities are preparing an emergency burial ground on land donated by a private cemetery in Guayaquil, the country’s largest city, to address a shortage of burial plots.Communal graves Cemeteries in South Africa have been asked to identify land for emergency burials, and consider “communal graves” for 20 bodies in the event of many coronavirus deaths, said Pepe Dass, chairman of the South African Cemeteries Association.”South Africa has serious issues with access to land in metropolitan areas, but also in rural areas,” said Dass, adding that conservation and residential developments take precedence, not cemeteries because they are not considered sustainable.”I definitely hope South Africa will become more sustainable in the way we think about burials. This is a wake up call.”As the pandemic brings greater awareness of mortality and consideration of funerary practices, there is an opportunity to rethink how we care for the dead, said David Neustein, an architect in Sydney and an advocate of “natural burial”.”It is the simplest, least energy-intensive alternative we have, and one that is highly compatible with environmental repair and regeneration,” he said of the process in which a body is simply put into the ground in designated areas, casket-free.Neustein had earlier proposed a “burial belt”, where bodies are placed in the soil among newly planted vegetation near towns and cities. It would reforest cleared land and create “near-limitless” land for burial, he said.”It can be implemented much more quickly than conventional cemeteries … and provide lasting green monuments to this terrible time,” he said.center_img “There would be increasing pressure for cremations as a more cost- and space-effective, and possibly safer solution from a disease transmission perspective,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.Globally, there have been more than 2 million reported cases of the coronavirus, and more than 165,000 people have died, according to a Reuters tally.Before the outbreak, in cities such as Singapore and Hong Kong where even columbaria for urns containing ashes have filled up, historians and conservationists moved to protect the last remaining cemeteries and safeguard their heritage and tradition.In Britain, cities where burials are still the norm have proposed shared burial plots as space runs out.last_img read more

Fearing an election loss, Trump allies push him to be less polarizing

first_imgMcConnell’s office did not respond to a request for comment.Asked about the concerns, White House spokesman Judd Deere said the president “has shown time and again that he’s not afraid to take on the big challenges facing this country” and that Trump and his team are “engaged in an ongoing policy process for a bold second-term agenda.”Another Republican close to the White House said Trump last week acknowledged privately that he was behind in his race against Biden after a raft of polls showed him losing nationally and in battleground states that will decide the election.”He knows he’s in trouble,” the Republican source said. “He has no message.”Hoping to end his slump, Trump is considering making staff changes and ways to broaden his message to draw support beyond his conservative base. Aides say he wants to focus on his ability to lead the country’s economic comeback, his one bright spot in polls. The view inside the White House, however, is that it will be hard for Trump to gain ground until there is more scrutiny of Biden, who has mostly stayed off the campaign trail due to stay-at-home orders during the virus outbreak.”Until the media starts calling out Joe Biden for just hanging out in his basement, I don’t know how we end this cycle we’re in because we’re the only ones out there taking shots,” said a Republican official familiar with the internal dynamics at the White House.Biden has said he would prefer in-person campaigning but that relying on virtual events has allowed him to reach more people directly than he would have otherwise.A divisive messageDuring a presidency rife with controversy, Trump often has mastered changing the subject – but less so with the spotlight on a months-long pandemic that has killed more than 127,000 Americans and put millions of Americans out of work.He has further divided the country with a “law-and-order” message that critics say fails to address the twin issues of police brutality and racial inequality at the heart of nationwide street protests.At campaign events on Tuesday, Biden said the president was pitting Americans against one another instead of leading.”They’re looking at this appeal to hate and how it’s divided the country. And they’re tired of it,” Biden said of the public’s changing mood.Some supporters were disappointed last week when Trump did not directly respond when asked by Fox News Channel anchor Sean Hannity, a close friend, to share plans for his second term.Trump has outlined his plans in broad strokes that include rebuilding the economy and taking on China, but he has yet to specify what he would do with another four years.”He needs to articulate why he wants a second term,” said the Republican official familiar with internal White House dynamics.In a memo on Sunday, deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien battled the poor poll numbers by arguing that Trump leads Biden in voter enthusiasm and remains strong in key states according to internal campaign data.”We know the media loves to play the game of using their public polling to create an unfavorable scenario and to attempt to discourage President Trump’s supporters,” Stepien said. “As we can see from the obvious level of enthusiasm among Republicans, especially as compared to Joe Biden’s situation, it is not working.”The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, conducted this week online, gave Biden an advantage of 8 percentage points over Trump in support among registered voters. Biden had a 10-point edge in a similar poll last week.With his signature, large-scale rallies sidelined by fears of COVID-19 infections, Trump has been considering doing media interviews beyond conservative Fox News, his usual venue, one ally said.There have been some discussions of increasing the role of senior adviser Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, who is already heavily involved in the campaign, two officials said.On Wednesday, a source confirmed that Michael Glassner, who organized Trump’s rallies, had been “reassigned” as a legal adviser for the campaign following the disappointing rally last month in Tulsa.Trump’s 2016 Arizona chairman, Jeff DeWit, will join the campaign as chief operating officer to oversee the final stretch to Election Day, the source said. “He has to go back and become an acceptable president and then take the wood to Biden,” said a Republican ally close to the White House.”People are even actually saying, ‘Does he want this anymore?'” the ally said of fellow Republican supporters. “‘Is he looking for an exit strategy?'”Trump’s falling poll numbers worry some fellow Republicans they will lose control of the US Senate, having already lost leadership of the House of Representatives in 2018.The source said perhaps as soon as August, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may have to advise Republican Senate candidates to distance themselves from Trump if needed to win election and keep their majority. Topics :center_img Some of President Donald Trump’s Republican allies are urging him to ditch his divisive messaging and outline a clear vision for a second term, fearing his handling of a series of crises has dimmed his re-election hopes.With four months to go before he faces Democrat Joe Biden in a Nov. 3 US election, Trump’s opinion poll numbers have sunk as he struggles to manage the coronavirus pandemic, economic woes and protests over racial injustice.Speaking on condition of anonymity, allies said Trump was often his own worst enemy. They pointed to him retweeting a video on Sunday that included a supporter shouting, “white power,” a slogan among white supremacists, and then deleting it.last_img read more

Chelsea, Man Utd on transfer collision course for Ajax star

first_imgRead Also: Man United reveal new plan for Sanchez after Inter loanThe 26-year-old caught the eye in his side’s run to the Champions League semi-finals last season and was a rumoured target for Arsenal at the start of the season.He has continued his good form this campaign, contributing eight goals and 18 assists in the Eredivisie and the Champions League, including three assists in Ajax’s dramatic 4-4 draw with the Blues at Stamford Bridge.As a result, Chelsea are not the only club in for him, with United also mooted as a potential destination.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manager Frank Lampard is yet to make a single signing since taking the job, with the Blues under a transfer ban in the summer and bizarrely not bringing anyone in yet in January despite successfully getting the ban lifted. Loading… Ajax star Hakim Ziyech has reportedly emerged as a ‘priority’ summer signing for Chelsea but Manchester United are set to rival them for his signature.Advertisementcenter_img However, it is clear to see Chelsea need to bring in new faces, with Lampard openly speaking about the need to replace Eden Hazard.“There will be discussions about where we can strengthen,” Lampard said in December. “The transfer window will be a bit fluid.“It is quite clear in the summer we lost Eden Hazard who has been a huge part of scoring and creating for us in the last few seasons. We need more competition in those creative areas.”Despite his comments, Chelsea have not yet signed an attacker and, according to ESPN, they are eyeing a move for Ajax playmaker Ziyech. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Absolutely Unique Facts About Kanye6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

Estafa suspect nabbed

first_imgILOILO City – Charged with estafa, awoman was nabbed in Barangay So-oc, Arevalo district. Police identified her as 51-year-old residentGilda Antenor. The court recommended an P18,000 bailbond for her temporary liberty./PN Antenor’s apprehension was staged on thestrength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Gertrude Beljica Jiro of theMunicipal Trial Court, Dumangas, Iloilo dated March 11 2020. The suspect was taken to the Arevalopolice station. last_img

Champions League: RB Leipzig face PSG for final spot

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Suarez agrees Atletico terms Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says RB Leipzig pulled themselves into the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in their short history with an unlikely 2-1 win over the highly experienced Atletico Madrid in Lisbon on Friday.United States midfielder Tyler Adams snatched victory in the 88th minute with a strike from outside the box, which took a heavy deflection off Atletico defender Stefan Savic to flummox goalkeeper Jan Oblak. The German side went ahead early in the second half with a header from Spanish forward Dani Olmo, but a disjointed Atletico were shaken into life when record signing Joao Felix came off the bench, earning and scoring a penalty to level in the 71st minute.Atletico, beaten finalists in 2014 and 2016, looked more likely to score the next goal as they continued to pour forward.However, they were caught out on the break and were left shell-shocked by Adams’ strike, which booked Leipzig a semi-final tie with Paris St Germain.Tags: Atletico MadridJan OblakParis Saint GermainRB LeipzigStefan SavicTyler AdamsUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more