“The Production Line of Happiness”: Christopher Williams’s Retrospective at MOMA - The New YorkerSunday, January 26, 2020
Williams credits his early enthusiasm for art to his stepmother’s mother, who took him to museums when he visited her in Philadelphia. (He recalls having been wowed by Rodin, Brancusi, and Duchamp.) He dropped out of high school in favor of surfing, then attended a junior college and, in 1976, managed to qualify for admission to CalArts, the Disney-founded art school and think tank of avant-gardism.He studied under the conceptualist masters John Baldessari, Michael Asher, and Douglas Huebler. Williams told me, when I met him at MOMA, that he had thrilled to the “quietness and slowness” of art, after the tumult of his upbringing in the movie industry. But his background gave him a natural feel for his teachers’ preoccupation with the ways, means, and manipulative ends of spectacle in consumer culture. He embraced, as well, a fashion for “institutional critique”—art exposing the conventions and the imputed purposes of the places that show it. Briefly rife in the eighties and nineties, such enactments of academic theory have long receded from the spotlight of the art world. Williams’s persistence with them would seem hapless but for the surprising and, given a chance, the affecting spirit of romance that he finds in their exercise.The show’s title, “The Production Line of Happiness,” is a phrase from a factory worker and amateur filmmaker whom Godard interviewed for a documentary, in 1976. It’s how the worker characterized the sequential tasks involved in creating films. I suspect that for Williams, as for Godard, the words secrete a turned-around sense: the happiness of the production line. Even the great director’s most tedious later movies radiate his deathless passion for cinema. Similarly, Williams’s photographs can seem almost like nugatory remnants of a process pursued with devotion that is its own reward. The worst that might be said of them is that they enforce a sort of supply-side aesthetic: profiting an élite and trickling down, maybe, to less privileged folks. But they enable a vicarious appeal: imagining what it’s like to care so much about something, no matter what. And one immediately compelling aspect of Williams’s process is his mastery of the forms and protocols of display. The exactingly considered, quite beautiful arrangements of walls and works in the show sparkle with wit, however elusive the content of the jokes may be. (Williams is a balding and pleasantly fleshy man, and shortish—which may expl...https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/04/sharp-focus
Vernon Keith Dove - Lovell ChronicleSunday, January 26, 2020
Vern’s love for family was strengthened.
Vern learned to love music and turned out to be quite good at it. He sang in his (Byron) high school choir, and his talent took him to state championships.
He also liked just having fun. He and his buddies were known for their hijinks. He and his friend, John Petrich, once put a goat on the roof of the church on Halloween. It wasn’t hard to figure out who did it.
Vern was a handsome man. Combine that with his music and his outgoing ways and it is not hard to see that love was in the shadows. Mary Maxine Weller was exceptionally beautiful, and he set his sights on her. The race was on. He chased her until she caught him. They married Dec. 27, 1954, and celebrated their 65th anniversary this year.
Vernon Keith Dove
Since Vern’s family didn’t have electricity until he was in the fifth grade, he joined the Air Force hoping for warmer climate. Rapid City, S.D., was his first duty station. Jayce Allen Dove would be born there. Mary Maxine was pregnant when Vern was deployed solo to Japan, so she moved closer to family while he was gone. Brian Dee Dove was born in Powell.
Vern used his determination to get a duty station in Biloxi, Miss. Vern would go on to serve in Wurzburg, Germany, where the youngest of his three children, Mary Virginia Dove, would be born. After that they went back to Biloxi and warmer weather.
December of 1969 would bring out the character that most only got a glimpse of. A car accident put Mary in the hospital for months. One evening early on in her hospitalization, Mary Maxine was so fidgety she pulled her...https://www.lovellchronicle.com/2020/01/vernon-keith-dove/
Bureau County 4-H Livestock Special Awards announced - Bureau County RepublicanTuesday, August 20, 2019
Bureau County 4-H Fair have been announced. Also announced were the general project awards. This year’s 4-H Fair was held July 18-20 at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton.
• Grand Champion, Carly Wiggim of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club.
• Reserve Grand Champion, Zack Donovan of Walnut Winners 4-H Club.
• Champion Shorthorn, Hannah Weeks of Clarion Comets 4-H Club.
• Champion Angus, Josh Martin of Clarion Comets 4-H Club.
• Champion Crossbred, Zack Donovan of Walnut Winners 4-H Club.
• Champion Hereford, Carly Wiggim of Manlius Boy and Girls 4-H Club.
• Senior Beef Showmanship, Aubrey Vogel of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club.
• Intermediate Beef Showmanship, Bella Fischer of Clarion Comets 4-H Club.
• Junior Beef Showmanship, Jon Martin of Clarion Comets 4-H Club.
• Reserve Senior Beef Showmanship (15-18), Jason Martin of Clarion Comets 4-H Club.
• Reserve Intermediate Beef Showmanship (11-14), Josh Martin of Clarion Comets 4-H Club.
• Reserve Junior Beef Showmanship (8-10), Braden Fischer of Clarion Comets 4-H Club.
• First place 4-H Rate of Gain Beef, Lexi Ryan of Walnut Winners 4-H Club.
• Second place 4-H Rate of Gain Beef, Braden Fischer of Clarion Comets 4-H Club.
German court rules against hidden brand advertising in Instagram photos - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTuesday, August 20, 2019
The decision on Thursday by the first chamber of commercial matters in Karlsruhe was not final and the influencer's lawyer already announced that the Instagram star would be appealing the court's verdict.
Is Staten Island’s beer scene getting stale? - SILive.comSunday, January 26, 2020
Advance/Pamela SiHOT STYLES IN THE CITYMost popular on Staten Island at the moment, based on a casual poll of a several restaurants, are IPAs and sour beers.Said Ken Tirado, owner of Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, Charleston, “Ironically, like many people my age, my taste buds had a hard time adjusting to the bitter and sour tastes of IPAs and sour Goses.”He added, “New breweries pop up all the time and I have surrendered half my draught lines to local breweries.”Juicy Lucy BBQ in Ocean Breeze finds sales of spiked seltzers dominate over mainstream and craft brews. (Staten Island Advance/Pamela SiAnd the two local brewers -- the borough lost its Mariners Harbor-based Staten Island Brewing Co. last year -- are guiding the fields of style and flavor as well.Flagship’s head brewer Mark Szmaida said he plans for the Tompkinsville taproom to feature an exclusive sour beer. He’ll also be testing the waters on a hard seltzer. In the works for February is the brew crew’s Irish Coffee Pastry Stout, a strong stout at 8% aged on whiskey-oak chips. Szmaida selected Staten Island’s own Unique Coffee Roasters as the “Joe” of choice to pair with cocoa nibs and vanilla in the mash. Recently, Flagship collaborated with Holtermann’s for a crumb cake-inspired creation. p class="article__paragraph article__paragraph--left" id="U6...https://www.silive.com/entertainment/2020/01/is-staten-islands-beer-scene-getting-stale.html
The perfect destination foHere is why Germany is the perfect destination for your next holidayr your holiday! Discover nature in Germany - Emirates WomanSunday, January 26, 2020
Alps are characterised by green trees and extensive forests.Rhön UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: at the corner of the three German states, Bavaria, Hesse and ThuringiaThe Rhôn hills are located in the heart of Germany and offer a wide range of beautiful views! And if you are a fan of athletic activities, you can try gliding, water sports, and indulge in a spot of star gazing.Jasmund National Park Mecklenburg-Western Pomeraniait takes you right along the cliffs and features enough natural treasures for several holidays. White chalk cliffs, lush beech forests and the shimmering blue of the sea. You’ll catch sight of a rare white-tailed eagle circling in the skies, while far below a thousand different species of beetle scuttle through the undergrowth in this landscape of contrasts.Black Forest National Park, Baden-Württemberg, South GermanyPerfect for cleansing your lungs. The remarkable feature of this national park is that some areas have been able to develop for more than 100 years without human intervention. This means that all the animals and plants that are found here live in authentic, natural surroundings.You can use Deutsche Bahn trains all over Germany, where it uses 100% green energy. In addition, you can take the InterCity Express for a unique experience, as it is a high-speed train that connects all major cities in Germany with speeds of up to 300 km / hour, and this is one of the fastest ways to reach between Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne!Check out their Instagram: GermanyTourismAr, and Facebook: Germany Tourism Arabia– For more about Dubai’s lifestyle, news and fashion scene straight to your newsfeed, follow us on Facebook Media: Supplied...https://emirateswoman.com/germany/
The Most Beautiful Cities in Germany - World AtlasSunday, January 26, 2020
Germany varies from one author to the other. Here are some of the cities that pop up whenever the best places in Germany are mentioned.
Nuremberg is the second largest Bavarian city after Munich, with a population of approximately 512,000 residents. The city is known for many things but the most common is the Nuremberg Trial which remains pivotal in the history of Germany. Nuremberg’s origin dates back a millennium and over the years it developed into one of the most important cities in Europe. The city has plenty of places to visit, including old churches, imperial castles, and the Nazi trial grounds. Nuremberg is a pedestrian-friendly city, with the pedestrian-only zone covering a large part of the city.
Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin and the 8th largest in the EU. The city is home to over 1.8 million residents. It is located on the banks of River Eibe and its tributaries and its name reflect the city’s medieval history. Hamburg is known for the impressive red-brick Speicherstadt which is a World Heritage Site. Apart from the buildings, the city has plenty of nightlife, with most party-seekers frequenting the Reeperbahn, popularly known as “German’s most sinful mile.” Hamburg is also Europe’s research, science, and educational hub.
The city of Cologne is set on the banks of the Rhine River. It is German’s fourth-largest city with a population of about 1.1 million residents. The city has a rich history spanning over 2,000 years and features diverse architectural style including ancient Roman walls and medieval churches, as well as post-war constructions. The city’s major attraction is the Cologne Cathedral which is the largest cathedral in Germany. Another thing that makes Cologne a beau...https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-beautiful-cities-in-germany.html
Southern Germany offers a scenic look at mountainous highs and historic lows - CT InsiderSunday, January 26, 2020
Here’s the great thing about Bavaria and southern Germany for visitors, aside from abundant history and scenery: Germans generally are direct, organized and go by the rules. That’s not just their rep; it’s what we observed.
On the famous Autobahn, they use the left lane to legally go as fast as they want but they slow down when the overhead signs drop the speed limit to 100 kilometers an hour, or even 70. They don’t weave and cut you off like the average highway here.
When they stack firewood in a shed, it’s done precisely, a work of art. If they’re growing apples, the limbs are staked neatly and verically on thin threes with netting above. With similar dedication to organization and standards, the beer they serve is inexpensive and consistently good (don’t ask for an IPA).