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Jul 30, 2010

SIR PAUL, SIR JOHN and SIR PETER



GLOUCESTER:
Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths;
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments;
Our stern alarums chang'd to merry meetings,
Our dreadful marches to delightful measures.
Grim-visag'd war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front;
And now,--instead of mounting barbed steeds
To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,--
He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber
To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
But I,--that am not shap'd for sportive tricks,
Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass;
I, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's majesty
To strut before a wanton ambling nymph;
I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion,
Cheated of feature by dissembling nature,
Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time
Into this breathing world scarce half made up,
And that so lamely and unfashionable
That dogs bark at me as I halt by them;--
Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace,
Have no delight to pass away the time,
Unless to spy my shadow in the sun,
And descant on mine own deformity:
And therefore,--since I cannot prove a lover,
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,--
I am determined to prove a villain,
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.
Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous,
By drunken prophecies, libels, and dreams,
To set my brother Clarence and the king
In deadly hate the one against the other:
And if King Edward be as true and just
As I am subtle, false, and treacherous,
This day should Clarence closely be mew'd up,--
About a prophecy which says that G
Of Edward's heirs the murderer shall be.
Dive, thoughts, down to my soul:--here Clarence comes.

Brendan Behan


YEATS reads Yeats.

My Grandmother O'Shaughnessy, like Yeats, was from Sligo. Unfortunately, and I mean that sincerely, she had to leave there in 1848, with, as they say "the grass stains on her mouth."

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'BP squad' assembles to probe oil spill
A team of federal investigators known as the "BP squad" is assembling in New Orleans to conduct a wide-ranging criminal probe that will focus on at least three companies and examine whether their cozy relations with federal regulators contributed to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, according...
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House backs $37 billion in additional war funding
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Red Line crash was inevitable, NTSB finds
'ONLY QUESTION WAS WHEN'
Board blames circuit failures, safety attitude

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Aretha Franklin, Condi Rice show each other a little bit of R-E-S-P-E-C-T
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The trying times of '02 could repeat for Rangel
The last time a congressman was put on trial before his congressional peers, he showed up late for his hearing, accused investigators of faking evidence and cracked lame jokes to break the tension.
(By Carol D. Leonnig, The Washington Post)

Bill on political ad disclosures falls short in Senate
DEMOCRATS SHY OF 60 VOTES
Setback for bid to curb corporate spending

(By Dan Eggen, The Washington Post)

Okla. GOP nominates Rep. Fallin for governor
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NATION
Bill on political ad disclosures falls short in Senate
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked legislation requiring fuller disclosure of the money behind political advertising, derailing a major White House initiative and virtually ensuring an onslaught of attack ads during this year's midterm election season.
(By Dan Eggen, The Washington Post)

Obama calls for more hiring of disabled
ADA's 20th anniversary brings House vote and executive order
(By Lisa Rein, The Washington Post)

Digital divide among groups of Latinos, study finds
(By Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post)

'BP squad' assembles to probe oil spill
Criminal inquiry to focus on three firms and their ties to regulators
(By Jerry Markon, The Washington Post)

Corrections
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WORLD
Leaked documents all part of U.S. plot, Pakistani says
RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN -- From the deluge of leaked military documents published Sunday, a former Pakistani spy chief emerged as a chilling personification of his nation's alleged duplicity in the Afghan war -- an erstwhile U.S. ally turned Taliban tutor.
(By Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post)

From Israel, mixed signals on peace effort
Chief envoy stands firm on settlements amid talk of bold gestures
(By Janine Zacharia, The Washington Post)

Long wary of foreigners, Japan now needs them
(By Chico Harlan, The Washington Post)

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Fairfax County officials moved Tuesday to ban smoking at all public bus shelters, eight months after Virginia's restaurant-and-bar smoking ban went into effect.
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Red Line crash was inevitable, NTSB finds
'ONLY QUESTION WAS WHEN'
Board blames circuit failures, safety attitude

(By Ann Scott Tyson, The Washington Post)

Gun sales led to break in Md. double slaying
Suspect indicted; raids' finds revealed other crimes, alarming photos
(By Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post)

LOTTERIES
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For many, outages aren't just inconvenient
Lack of electricity can put those with medical needs in peril
(By Stephanie Lee and Rick Rojas, The Washington Post)

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BUSINESS
Long wary of foreigners, Japan now needs them
TOKYO -- Her new country needs her, her new employer adores her, and Joyce Anne Paulino, who landed here 14 months ago knowing not a word of the language, can now say in Japanese that she'd like very much to stay. But Paulino, 31, a nurse from the Philippines, worries about the odds. To stay in J...
(By Chico Harlan, The Washington Post)

'BP squad' assembles to probe oil spill
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(By Jerry Markon, The Washington Post)

The ruling and the bill
(The Washington Post)

How many lack health coverage? Census finds states vary widely.
(By Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post)

Bill on political ad disclosures falls short in Senate
DEMOCRATS SHY OF 60 VOTES
Setback for bid to curb corporate spending

(By Dan Eggen, The Washington Post)

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TECHNOLOGY
Obama calls for more hiring of disabled
As the country marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act this week, the Obama administration and Congress are taking steps to give the disabled greater access to federal jobs and technology.
(By Lisa Rein, The Washington Post)

DIGEST
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Digital divide among groups of Latinos, study finds
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SPORTS
NASCAR team owner Roush injured in Wisconsin plane crash
MILWAUKEE -- NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was in serious but stable condition after walking away from a plane crash in Wisconsin on Tuesday night.
(By CHRIS JENKINS, AP)

Blue Jays continue to dominate Orioles
Bautista hits two homers, drives in five runs in Toronto's 8-2 victory
(By Jeff Zrebiec, The Washington Post)

Connecticut closes in on Mystics in the East
Half-game separates the teams following the Sun's 88-78 win
(By Associated Press, The Washington Post)

Batista wins fans, game for Nationals
Initially booed as Strasburg's replacement, 39-year-old pitcher leads 3-0 win
(By Gene Wang, The Washington Post)

MLS All-Stars vs. Manchester United
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Drawing lightness from dark
On Saturday, John Callahan died at 59. He was among the most brilliant and original cartoonists who ever lived. If you never heard of him, it is because he assured his semi-obscurity by venturing into some of the most unnerving, taboo areas imaginable, in a fearless pursuit of humor.
(By Gene Weingarten, The Washington Post)

At Pepco, the power to relate
Andre Francis works the Web, trying to amp down customer complaints
(By Monica Hesse, The Washington Post)

Video games, more than a blip on orchestras' landscape
(By Anne Midgette, The Washington Post)

Black Keys blur genres in lightning DAR set
(By Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post)

Neil Finn & Crowded House: Intriguing mix of past, present
(By Chris Klimek, The Washington Post)

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William McTaggart Shown in Centenary Celebration at Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 09:25 PM PDT

Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery is marking the centenary of Scottish artist William McTaggart's death with an exhibition celebrating his work.

KIRKCALDY, SCOTLAND -
Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery is this month marking the centenary of Scottish artist William McTaggart's death with an exhibition celebrating his work. McTaggart's Children will showcase his beautiful paintings of children in sunny cornfields and next to stormy seas. The exhibition contains 12 paintings which were bought with assistance from membership charity the Art Fund in 1964. They were acquired when over 100 paintings amassed by a local collector were put up for sale by his family. It is open from now until 13 October.

Smithsonian and Singapore Organize World Tour of Shipwreck Treasure

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 08:31 PM PDT

The discovery prompted a joint project between the Governments of Singapore and Oman to build a replica of the Belitung ship and sail it from Oman to Singapore. The ship, Jewel of Muscat, began its voyage and will take approximately 26 weeks to reach Singapore. Like the Belitung Shipwreck, it's built of wood planks sewn together with fiber, in the traditional Arab ship-building style.

WASHINGTON, DC.-
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Singapore Tourism Board and the National Heritage Board of Singapore today announced a partnership to organize the first exhibition and international tour of one of the oldest and most important marine archaeological finds of the late 20th century. The exhibition will focus on the 1998 discovery of a ninth-century shipwreck and its astonishing cargo of about 60,000 objects from Tang dynasty China, ranging from mass-produced ceramics to rare and extraordinary items of finely worked gold. The cargo had laid undisturbed on the ocean floor for more than 1,100 years until sea-cucumber divers discovered it off the coast of Indonesia's Belitung Island. The ship, an Arab dhow, and its contents confirm the existence of a direct maritime trade route (alluded to in ancient Chinese and Arabic texts) from China to the Persian Gulf and beyond-well before the Portuguese set sail in the 15th century.

Brainstem & Spinal Cord Images Hidden in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Fresco

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 07:02 PM PDT

Michelangelo, the 16th century master painter and accomplished anatomist, appears to have hidden an image of the brainstem and spinal cord in a depiction of God in the Sistine Chapel's ceiling. Michelangelo is known to have dissected numerous cadavers starting in his teenage years.

BALTIMORE.-
Michelangelo, the 16th century master painter and accomplished anatomist, appears to have hidden an image of the brainstem and spinal cord in a depiction of God in the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers reports. These findings by a neurosurgeon and a medical illustrator, published in the May Neurosurgery, may explain long controversial and unusual features of one of the frescoes' figures.

Lost Negatives Verified by Team of Experts as Ansel Adams' Early Work

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 06:47 PM PDT

Autumn Moon, the High Sierra from Glacier Point, Yosemite NP, CA, 1948 by Ansel Adams. A lawyer says a trove of old glass negatives found have been authenticated as the work of iconic photographer Ansel Adams and are worth at least $200 million. The negatives were bought 10 years ago at a garage sale in Fresno for $45.

BEVERLY HILLS (AP).- A lawyer says a trove of old glass negatives bought in California for $45 has been authenticated as the work of iconic photographer Ansel Adams, worth at least $200 million. Attorney Arnold Peter says a team of experts has concluded the 65 negatives are from the early work of Adams. It was believed the work had been destroyed in a fire decades ago. The negatives were bought 10 years ago at a garage sale in Fresno by painter Rick Norsigian, who noticed they resembled Adams' famed photographs of Yosemite National Park and hired Peter to assemble a team of experts.


Le Havre Contemporary Art Biennale to Feature Comics & Contemporary Art

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 06:46 PM PDT

"The mythology of the American comic book" features exhibits on the development of super heroes through several mediums, including comic books, movies and video games. Dedicated to the exploration of the relations between comics and contemporary art.

LE HAVRE, FRANCE - The third edition of the Le Havre contemporary art biennale will take place from 1st to 31st October 2010. The event will be dedicated to the exploration of the relations between comics and contemporary art. "We knew for a long time that literature included works ranging from Winnie the pooh to Histoires d'O, and that Ben Affleck's movies were not similar to Jean-Luc Godard's. We just discovered that Marjane Satrapi's Persépolis was not competing with Jean Graton's Michel Vaillant."


Sothebys to Sell Works from Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers Collections

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 06:36 PM PDT

Julie Mehretu - Untitled 1, 2001 - Est. $600/800,000. - Photo: Sotheby's

NEW YORK, NY.-
Sotheby's announced that it has been appointed by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LBHI) and Alvarez & Marsal, LLC, the professional services firm overseeing LBHI's restructuring, to sell selected works from the distinguished Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers Corporate Art Collections*, subject to bankruptcy court approval. After Lehman's acquisition in 2003 of Neuberger Berman, Lehman expanded its commitment to collecting fine art and embraced the enlightened vision of Roy Neuberger, who made contemporary art an integral part of the workplace for decades.

A Tribute to Andy Warhol ~ Exclusive Collection of Bottles of Dom Pérignon

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 06:36 PM PDT

Dom Pérignon commissioned the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin's School of Art & Design in London to reinterpret its timeless bottle as a tribute to Andy Warhol.

NEW YORK, NY.- With the creation of an exclusive collection of three bottles by the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin's School of Art & Design, Dom Pérignon pays tribute to Andy Warhol, creative genius and one of the most illustrious artists of the 20th century. Appropriating images from popular culture, Warhol created many paintings that remain icons of 20th-century art including the Campbell's Soup Can, Marilyn and Elvis series. Warhol worked in a variety of mediums from painting to photography and in the eighties hosted his own talk-show on MTV. Andy Warhol died February 22, 1987, firmly established as one of the most important artists of the 20th century.


Bedford Museum Exhibits Acquired Dora Carrington Drawing

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 06:36 PM PDT

Dora Carrington (1893–1932) - "Bedford Market", 1911 - On view at The Bedford Museum.

LONDON.-
Cecil Higgins Art Gallery & Bedford Museum has acquired an important topographical drawing by celebrated artist Dora Carrington (1893 – 1932), who attended Bedford High School as a child. Bedford Market (1911) was acquired at auction for £17,290, of which Art Fund members gave £5,763, the V&A / MLA Purchase Grant Fund contributed £5,544 and the Trustees of the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery gave the remainder. It is the only known work by Carrington that takes Bedford as its subject and is a rare depiction of her early life in the town.

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Posted: 27 Jul 2010 06:35 PM PDT

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