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Early Prints by Mary Cassatt
Hyperallergic
May 22, 2013

The much overlooked print collection at NY Public library features works by Mary Cassatt, the 19th C. ex-pat living in Paris and helping to define the Impressionist movement.

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The Nazi Ties of Joseph Beuys
http://hyperallergic.com
May 21, 2013

A new biography argues that artist Joseph Beuys was not really progressive and enlightened, but rather reactionary in his politics. A new biography of the artist, kicks up the age-old debate about the separation of the artist and the art ...

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Skewering the Egos of Male Artists at Dia:Beacon
hyperallergic.com
May 21, 2013

Of the 25 artists whose work is currently on long-term view at Dia:Beacon, four of them are women. One of those women is half of a husband-and-wife team.

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Church of Scotland Takes Step to Allow Gay Clergy
ABC News
May 21, 2013

Senior members of the Church of Scotland voted Monday to let some congregations choose ministers who are in same-sex relationships...

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Liberace film throws spotlight on gay rights at Cannes festival
Reuters
May 21, 2013

The relationship between the flamboyant pianist Liberace and his young lover dazzled at the Cannes film festival on Tuesday and threw the spotlight on gay rights at the movie industry's largest annual gathering.

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Protests in New York after gay man's murder
Al Jazeera English
May 21, 2013

Thousands of New Yorkers - including mayoral candidate Christine Quinn - have marched to protest the shooting death of a gay man in the neighbourhood that was the cradle of the modern US gay rights movement.

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Egypt’s Growing Gay-Rights Movement
The Daily Beast
May 21, 2013

Though homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, coming out has always been complicated and even dangerous.

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Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A Psychological Toll
NPR
May 20, 2013

When several states passed laws banning same-sex marriages, researchers found that the mental health of gay residents seemed to suffer. Conversely, stress-related disorders dropped after the legalization of gay marriage in one state.

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How Far Did PBS Go to Avoid Offending a Sponsor?
The New Yorker
May 20, 2013

When the billionaire industrialist David Koch joined the boards of (Public Broadcasting Networks) WGBH and WNET, it seemed to mark an ideological inroad, enabling him to exert influence over a network with a prominent news operation. \

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Rectal Realism Artists Who Create with and About Their Butt
hyperallergic.com
May 20, 2013

Despite my longtime interest in New York art from the 1970s, I somehow never imagined delving into an artistic process called, quite literally, “rectal realism.”

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