Transformation Masks of the Kwakwaka’wakw

Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Eagle Mask closed, late 19th c., from Alert Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, cedar wood, feathers, sinew, cord, bird skin, hide, plant fibers, cotton, iron, pigments, 37 x 57 x 49 cm (American Museum of Natural History) By Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank Assistant Professor of Art History Pepperdine University Transformation Imagine a man standing[…]

The Style Pioneers of Photography on Paper

Paper negative and paper print: Notre-Dame, Paris, about 1853, Charles Nègre. Waxed paper negative (left), 13 1/4 × 9 7/16 in.; salted paper print (right), 12 15/16 × 9 1/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015.43.1–2 In this book excerpt, scholar Sylvie Aubenas describes how photography using paper, instead of glass or metal‚ flourished[…]

Rights Advocates Fear Intimidation at Polls from Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Sheriff Joe Arpaio campaigning for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump earlier this year. (Photo: Mary Altaffer/AP) Right-wing sheriff, up for re-election, promises to deploy deputies on Election Day—heightening fears of voter intimidation in Arizona By Nika Knight / 11.07.2016 Voting rights defenders in Arizona are expressing fear and concern that right-wing Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who[…]

NASA Small Satellites Set to Take a Fresh Look at Earth

NASA is about to launch six new next-generation Earth-observing small satellites — some as small as a loaf of bread. These tiny spacecraft are helping to foster creative and cost-effective approaches to studying our planet. / Credits: NASA Beginning this month, NASA is launching a suite of six next-generation, Earth-observing small satellite missions to demonstrate[…]

Defeating Both Trump and Trumpism

Osmani Simanca, A Tarde, Brazil By E.J. Dionne, Jr. / 11.07.2016 Although Donald Trump’s defeat is a prerequisite to national recovery, the profound damage he has done to our nation will not be wiped away if he loses. And even if she wins, Hillary Clinton will still be feeling the effects of the multiyear campaign[…]

Escaping the Blame Trap

By Sofo Archon / 11.07.2016 Why We Need to Take Responsibility for Ourselves Things don’t always go to plan. We all know that when things go wrong, there are people who will try to put the blame on others. In the eyes of these people, everyone is at fault, except themselves. Of course, it can be difficult[…]

Sabato Predicts Clinton Win 322-216, Senate Split 50/50

By Joe Gandelman / 11.07.2016 Editor-in-Chief, The Moderate Voice The University of Virginia’s Larry Sabato, perhaps the most accurate political analyst and forecaster in America, has issued he and his team’s final analysis and forecasts. He predicts Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will win with 322 electoral votes to Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump’s 215[…]