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After signing a Martin Luther King Jr. proclamation last week, President Donald Trump was asked point blank, “Are you a racist?” The president ignored the question but it is certainly worth asking based on his own divisive statements and actions.Is the US going backwards? Is racism getting worse? Or is it just more visible now?
WhoWhatWhy features new artwork on the top of the front page each day to promote and illustrate the most important stories we publish. These “panoramas” are replaced every 24 hours. That’s a shame because a lot of work goes into them and they are true works of art. As part of our series reviewing WhoWhatWhy’s work this year, below are some of our favorite panorama’s from 2017.
(Published originally 9/1/2014) Here, in honor of Labor Day, is a collection of paintings and prints from the Great Depression. Images from the gorgeous to the grim, all fascinating. The Depression was characterized by unemployment, homelessness, hunger, bankruptcies, home foreclosures, dust, drought, and inequality in the distribution of wealth. And the infrastructure was crumbling. Sound familiar?
The life of Martin Luther King, Jr. was short. He was born in 1929 into a racist, hate-filled society with entrenched bigotry enforced by uncivilized laws. But, like Mohandas Gandhi, who took back his country from the British, MLK forced change on the United States through his inspired use of nonviolent resistance.King had guts. Think of the courage it took for him, and for those who were with him, to work the front lines.
If you are repelled by the aggressive commercialism of the season, and bored with the ritual giving of the usual mass-produced items from predatory corporations—then keep reading! I have some ideas for unusual gifts that could not only give enormous pleasure but could, in some instances, change lives.
Red-light cameras are the American manifestation of Big Brother’s unblinking eye. In China, the surveillance state takes no chances with its vision. Our only question: is it 20/20 or better?
Halloween is that time of year when the innocent don masks of monsters. But what we find especially interesting is that the reverse can also happen, and not just on Halloween: Monsters can don masks of the innocent.