J. Landry

593 Flips | 23 Magazines | 337 Likes | 15 Following | 38 Followers | @JLLandry | Artist in Southern California with multiple and varied interests and avocations. Skeptic by nurture, staunch humanist by nature.

Tucker Carlson: "Latin American countries are changing election outcomes here by forcing demographic change on this country"

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Of course Russia spies on us, so do a lot of countries -- some of them far more effectively than Russia. The Russian attempt …

Political Science

Why Nature Prefers Couples, Even for Yeast

Some species have the equivalent of many more than two sexes, but most do not. A new model suggests the reason depends on how often they mate.<p>We tend …

Biology

Prufrock: Elusive Lisbon, the Art of the Romanovs, and Umberto Eco’s Last Essays

<b>Tired of reading about Trump and Putin?</b> Grab a coffee, sit back and take a look at this Romanov art: “For many Romanov exiles—hounded, stripped of …

Literature

Arthur Brooks recommends 3 books that challenged him to be better

The president of the American Enterprise Institute appeared on The Ezra Klein Show to talk about how to disagree well.<p>Arthur Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank on public policy. As one might imagine, he and Ezra Klein disagree often; however, …

University of Toronto

Done With Art Fairs, Dealers Invent New Exhibition Models to Liven Up Gallery Going

For many small to mid-sized contemporary galleries, it’s widely agreed that art fairs are a necessary evil endured solely for the saving grace of …

East Village

James Bridle on why technology is creating a new dark age

In 2005, Stanford University researcher John Ioannidis published an essay with the explosive title “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False.” Ioannidis alleged that many researchers were not running meaningful experiments; they were simply sifting through huge amounts of data to find any …

Stereotypes

'Never underestimate human stupidity,' says historian whose fans include Bill Gates and Barack Obama

Historian Yuval Harari says the study of the past has taught him an important lesson for the future.<p>"One things that history teaches us is that we …

Artificial Intelligence

Christian nationalism linked to authoritarian attitudes towards crime in the United States

New research has found a link between Christian nationalism and authoritarian attitudes towards crime. The study, published in the Journal for the …

Religion

Rembrandt's Roughness

Roughness is the sensual quality most often associated with Rembrandt's idiosyncratic style. It best defines the specific structure of his painterly …

Art

Great American History Reads From Fascinating Historians

Robert Kennedy once said, “The United States was born in revolution and nurtured by struggle. Throughout our history, the American people have …

Black History

Trump is what happens when postmodernism goes too far, Michiko Kakutani argues

In Michiko Kakutani’s new book, <i>The Death of Truth</i>, out July 17 from Tim Duggan Books, the former chief book critic of the New York Times puts forward an intriguing argument: The American right’s discard for the truth is a descendent of the postmodern movement, which ruled American and European …

Donald Trump

Why The History Of Medieval Studies Haunts How We Study The Past

Medieval Studies has a choice to make. Just this week controversy erupted over the largest annual academic conference devoted to the study of the Middle Ages in all of its forms – the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), hosted by Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, …

Humanities

John Baldessari Cremated 13 Years-Worth of His Art, And Called It Art

“I really think it is my best piece to date,” John Baldessari wrote to a critic of the 1970 action-cum-artwork that would come to be known as the …

Art

Life in Motion: Egon Schiele/Francesca Woodman

<b>Tate Liverpool presents a joint show of two of the arts most intriguing outsiders. Oliver Atwell discovers more about the intersection of their lives</b> …

Art

Positive Psychology Is Garbage (And Why You Should Follow Its Founder's Lead)

Only a true marketing wizard could transform his image from that of a guy best known for torturing dogs into the world’s foremost apostle of happiness. And that’s exactly what the University of Pennsylvania’s Professor of Psychology Martin Seligman pulled off.<p>Seligman launched his career in …

Positive Thinking

How Medieval Artists Used Monsters as Propaganda

An exhibit called <i>Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders</i> is on display now through September 23 at at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York …

Medieval

How Sculptor Angela de la Cruz Uses Twisted Metal to Explore the Vulnerability of the Body at Lisson Gallery

On View<p>In a new video, the gallery offers insight into “Bare,” de la Cruz’s new show on view now in London.<p>,<p>“I have been thinking about this concept …

Art

Life and Work of Gerhard Richter, Abstract and Photorealistic Artist

<b>Gerhard Richter</b> (born February 9, 1932) is one of the world's most celebrated living artists. He has lived and worked in Germany his entire life. He …

Art

John Galliano's Maison Margiela is Otherworldly Couture | V Magazine

It’s impossible to deny that for each couture season, the fashion world waits with bated breath for the artistry and innovation that comes with the …

Maison Margiela

The disturbing meets the sweet in Alex Anderson's new sculptures at Gavlak

Alex Anderson has tremendous material wisdom in his hands and a penchant for barbed beauty. The ceramic sculptures in his intriguing show "Wonderland" at the L.A. gallery Gavlak slip in and out of familiar categories, settling uneasily in memory and enduring as strong, ambivalent …

Art

10 Unpleasantly Plausible Books About Dystopian America

The president of the United States has yet to prove that he understands the difference between fiction and reality—but in our current moment, who can …

Books

Read 'The Cabin At The End Of The World' And You Won't Sleep For A Week

The worst kind of horror plays for shock — for extremes of blood and gore and screaming nonsense. It is instantly recognizable for existing in a universe too far gone from our own to truly haunt anyone still tethered to the everyday.<p>The best kind of horror is soft. Quiet. Almost gentle in its …

Books

'They treated us as though we were animals': Letters from inside an immigration detention facility

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the letter, she calls the facility "la perrera" -- the kennel or dog pound -- because of the chain-link cages she and others were held in.<p>For eight days after she was captured near the US-Mexico border, she says she did not bathe or brush her teeth. She and other women slept on the floor …

Immigration

Atheist Group Will Rebut Hobby Lobby’s Misleading Fourth of July Ad

July 3, 2018 by Hemant Mehta<p>In response to Hobby Lobby’s annual Independence Day advertisement that proclaims our nation’s supposed Christian history …

Religion

An Eccentric Collector’s Erotic Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso Drawings Are Getting a Show at the Met—See Them Here

On View<p>The show of erotic nudes, collected by a mentally ill poet, is part of a worldwide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the deaths of …

Art

7 Best Hikes in Redwood National and State Parks

It is truly a mind-bending experience to hike in a forest of the tallest trees on earth. Wandering through this almost prehistoric landscape of …

Hiking

Don’t Get Suckered In By These Christians Apologizing at a Pride Parade

July 1, 2018 by Hemant Mehta<p>One of the top posts on Reddit yesterday was this image reportedly taken at the 2018 Philippine Pride Parade. It shows a …

LGBTQI

Sunday Reading: Democracy

This coming Wednesday is the Fourth of July—and, this year more than most, we’ll be thinking about the health of our democracy. In “People Power,” Jill Lepore asks how America became a democracy in the first place. (Many historians find this question “baffling,” she writes.) In “We, the Polity,” …

Donald Trump

Tony Cragg, Endless Form // June 30–September 30, 2018

<b>Tony Cragg</b><b><br>Endless Form</b><br>June 30–September 30, 2018<p><b>Museo Nivola</b><br>Via Gonare n°2<br>08026 Orani (NU)<br>Italy<p>Curated by Giuliana Altea and Antonella Camarda<p>The …

Art

How to Take the Ultimate California Road Trip

Here's what it's really like to live the #vanlife.<p>This spring, inspired by a mix of real longing and Instagram-fueled nostalgia, I found myself …

RVs