“What intrigues me is that there are 31.1 million Americans between 18 and 24, and 21.8 million of you—70 percent—are going to college. It is not possible that 70 percent of you are among the 50 percent of you who are above-average in intelligence.”
“To say that Carr had a distinguished record at the Globe and at New England Cable News where he worked from 1998 to 2010 is overstating the obvious.”
Welcome to New York, “Abel Ferrara’s graphic and barely fictionalized film about the sexual assault case involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn” starring Gérard Depardieu, has already occasioned an unusually outrageous premiere party, a lawsuit threat from Strauss-Kahn’s attorneys, and an outraged column from DSK’s ex-wife, newscaster Anne Sinclair.
“Beats headphones, already a fashion statement for many, could be a big hit as wearable technology, coupled with useful and enjoyable data streams. And what could be better than daylong, mood-and-activity-appropriate music?”
Phyllida Barlow: “The western world is as monument crazy as the dictatorships. I often think there’s a strange paradox there in that, though they may take a different visual form, both are coming from a highly individualistic place.”
“The dueling directors are just part of the chaos emanating from a bitter showdown that has erupted between MoCA, as the museum is known, and the city that founded it.”
“Bradley said he was sent a replica Bafta award in chocolate by his agent last Christmas and added: ‘Finally I can take it down off the mantelpiece and eat it.'”
“Kan’s influence — over her art and her life — led Stern to abandon everything she once treasured: her husband, her parents and her closest friends, according to the lawsuit.”
“‘The media chessboard is moving more this year than it has in the past decade,’ said Richard Greenfield, a media analyst with the brokerage firm BTIG. ‘You’re seeing major shifts. Everyone is jockeying for position.'”
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Buy a lot of them, and hand them out: “First Book stepped out with a campaign called Stories for All, where we have guaranteed that we will buy 10,000 copies of the titles we select.”
“The foundation accuses Rumney and Hélion of ‘repeatedly contradict[ing] their own position. They insist that no works other than Peggy Guggenheim’s be exhibited in the palazzo or the garden. Yet between 1999 and 2013, they were instrumental in organising 14 exhibitions of works entirely foreign to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.'”