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    Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age September 22, 2014–January 4, 2015

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    At its height in the eighth to seventh century b.c., the Assyrian Empire was the dominant power of the ancient Near East and the largest empire the world had yet seen, reaching from Assyria (present-day northern Iraq) to the Mediterranean. As Assyria expanded, the Phoenician city-states of the Levant—precariously located along the edge of Assyrian…

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    Tullio Lombardo’s Adam A Masterpiece Restored November 11, 2014–July 2015

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    Accompanied by three articles in the Metropolitan Museum Journal (Volume 49) Purchase advance tickets to avoid waiting in admission lines. Exhibitions are free with Museum admission. Gallery 504 The life-size marble statue of Adam, carved by Tullio Lombardo (Italian, ca. 1455–1532), is among the most important works of art from Renaissance Venice to be found…

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    Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era

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    A nearly forgotten hero of the Civil Rights movement, the determined government lawyer won Civil Rights convictions from white juries and bravely diffused countless conflicts. On November 11, Director Ava DuVernay’s long awaited film, Selma, the story of Martin Luther King Jr.’s voting rights campaign which resulted in the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights…

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    In Rome’s Riots, Cries for Mussolini and Attacks on Refugees

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    In Tor Sapienza, frustrated Italians are turning to urban warfare, attacking immigrants and police to push out the thousands of refugees streaming into their crumbling neighborhood. ROME—Trashcans smolder and the faint smell of tear gas lingers in the early morning air in this city’s Tor Sapienza neighborhood after a week of intense street fighting between…

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    ‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon

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    An excerpt from Marcus Baram’s biography, Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man, which chronicles the legend’s rise to musical prominence in the ‘70s. On August 10, 1973, Gil and the band performed at a late-night tribute concert for jazz trumpeter Cal Massey at the Apollo Theater. They exploded onstage, playing cuts from Free Will and…

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    For Obama, Hell Week Has Arrived

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    The President looks like he’ll stand up to the GOP on immigration and Keystone in the coming week. But is it all too little, too late? Barack Obama’s final two years don’t officially begin until January, but in reality the last phase of his presidency starts this coming week, with the much-anticipated battles over immigration…

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    For Obama, Hell Week Has Arrived

    The President looks like he’ll stand up to the GOP on immigration and Keystone in the coming week. But is it all too little, too late? Barack Obama’s final two years don’t officially begin until January, but in reality the last phase of his presidency starts this coming week, with the much-anticipated battles over immigration…

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    Journalists + eBay Billionaire = Chaos

    Despite the high-profile departures of Matt Taibbi and John Cook, insiders insist there is still a vibrant future for investigative journalism startup First Look Media. A few months after eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar announced plans to spend $250 million on a brand-new outlet for investigative and other kinds of journalism, venture capitalist Ken Lerer raised…

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    Morning Links: Amanda Ross-Ho Edition

    Here’s a look at the Paris Photo fair, the largest photography fair in the world. [The Wall Street Journal] The Lab, an alternative music and art space in San Francisco, will hold “a 24-hour performance-art-piece-as-fund-raiser that will bring together members of the city’s underground for a Jerry Lewis-style broadcast live via YouTube.” [T Magazine: The New…

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    Aperture Announces 2014 PhotoBook Awards

    Today the Aperture Foundation and the Paris Photo fair, which runs at the city’s Grand Palais through Sunday, released the winners of their Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, which focus on “the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.” The top prize, called First PhotoBook and carrying a $10,000 award, went to Nicoló Degiorgis…