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Tuesday 28 April, 2015 Strasbourg, 28.04.2015 - The head of Europe's 47-nation human rights organisation has called on Indonesia not to carry out the execution by firing squad of 9 people which is expected to take place in the coming days. "The death penalty is a terrible injustice which can never be put right," said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. "I urge the Indonesian authorities to refrain from carrying out these ex

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thetranscendentalmodernist: Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth - John Singer Sargent c. 1889 ( via wikimedia )

Edward Hopper at the Whitney: In-Depth Study of the Artist

This is probably my favourite Hopper painting. It could be a still from a film. What is the woman thinking? What has just happened? What is going to happen. The red curtains and the stairs beyond are ominous.

Iris & B Gerald Cantor Roof Garden

Happy Summer Solstice! Celebrate the official start of summer by visiting “The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Günther Vogt,” on view through November

In response to widespread sentiment that to survive the United States needed a stronger federal government, a convention met in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 and on September 17 adopted the Constitution of the United States. Aside from Article VI, which stated that "no religious Test shall ever be required as Qualification" for federal office holders

(info) Ellis Island-Immigrants awaiting inspection in front of Ellis Island's Main Building http://www.nps.gov/elis/historyculture/index.htm#