Michael Scully

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United States

Ugly or important? Sydney's plan to save its brutalist buildings

Modern Movement architecture produced some of the 20th century’s most important architecture, including styles known as modern, brutalist and Sydney …

Australia

The new shock of the New (Documentary about contemporary art by Robert Hughes)

Contemporary Art

By the numbers: Professors are concerned with higher education under Trump

Many professors in higher education are concerned about the future of education moving forward under the Trump administration with insufficient …

Higher Education

Brisbane beauty shots

Puerto Rican Government Acknowledges Hurricane Death Toll of 1,427

SAN JUAN, P.R. — The government of Puerto Rico quietly acknowledged in a report posted online that in all likelihood more than 1,400 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria — a figure that is more than 20 times the official death toll.<p>Hurricane Maria cut through the island on Sept. 20, …

Caribbean

Australia's population to hit 25 million, newest resident likely to be young, female and Chinese

Australia's population will hit the 25 million mark later tonight according to projections from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), a …

Australia

Trump’s Crusade Against ‘Fake News’ Is Poised to Turn Violent

President Trump is on a two-week working vacation at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club, and he appears to be having a difficult time relaxing. As …

Donald Trump

Trump is reportedly 'obsessed' with remodeling the FBI's brutalist headquarters — here's why the architectural style is so controversial

President Donald Trump reportedly despises the look of the FBI headquarters at the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, DC. He also reportedly hopes to remodel the complex, which Axios' Jonathan Swan reports Trump is "obsessed" with.<p>"Honestly, I think it's one of the ugliest buildings in the …

Architecture

Barack Obama and Joe Biden grab lunch in Georgetown, and the crowd goes wild

Hey, isn’t that . . . old pals Barack Obama and Joe Biden having a not-so-private lunch in Georgetown?<p>Having Secret Service show up at her cafe isn’t out of the ordinary, according to Dog Tag Bakery chief executive Meghan Ogilvie. This <i>is</i> Washington, after all. But when the men in black pull you …

Joe Biden

Times publisher pressed Trump on 'anti-press rhetoric'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The publisher of The New York Times says he took President Donald Trump to task for "deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric" that is "not just divisive but increasingly dangerous" when the two met privately at the White House this month.<p>Trump disclosed the meeting on Twitter on …

Donald Trump

Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star destroyed by a vandal

Workers remove President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after it was destroyed with pickaxe overnight on July 25, 2018, in Hollywood, Calif. A suspect is in custody of Los Angeles Police Department. The star was placed on Hollywood Boulevard near Highland Avenue in 2007 recognizes Trump …

Donald Trump

Archaeologists Find What Could be the Oldest Written Record of Homer's 'Odyssey'

Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the oldest known inscription of Homer’s epic poem “Odyssey.”<p>The poem was engraved on a clay …

When the gunman attacked the Capital Gazette office, one staffer charged at him

<b>(CNN) —</b> As gunshots rang out and glass shattered all around, staffers at the Capital Gazette cowered under desks, fearing for their lives.<p>Except Wendi Winters. A witness said she stood up, grabbed a trash can and a recycling bin, and charged the gunman.<p>For her heroism, the 65-year-old woman paid …

Capital Gazette

Apple's new store glows like a paper lantern

Apple Cotai Central was designed by Foster + Partners in collaboration with Apple's design chief Jonathan Ive and vice president of retail and online …

Multiple people shot at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis

A gunman blasted his way into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis with a shotgun Thursday afternoon, killing five people, authorities said.<p>Journalists dived under their desks and pleaded for help on social media. One reporter described the scene as a “war zone.” A photographer said he jumped …

Man dies in pressroom accident at Pennsylvania newspaper

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A contractor became trapped underneath a piece of machinery that was being removed from the pressroom of a Pennsylvania newspaper, suffering fatal injuries.<p>The Lehigh County coroner says the man became trapped at The Morning Call in Allentown on Tuesday afternoon. Crews have …

Russian journalist who was reported killed shows up at news conference in Ukraine

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who had been reported shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday, has shown up at a news conference very much alive.<p>Vasily Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, told a news conference on Wednesday the agency faked Babchenko’s death to catch …

Exiled Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Kiev

"The first and the most probable version is his professional activity," Kiev police chief Andriy Kryshchenko said at a televised press briefing when …

The Number of Trump’s Impeachable Offenses Keeps Growing

In the past four days alone, two new items were added to President Trump’s list of impeachable offenses. He was already a sitting duck for a charge …

This Is How a Newspaper Dies

It’s with a spasm of profits.<p>For a preview of the newspaper industry’s coming death, turn your gaze to Colorado, where the withering and emaciated <i>Denver Post</i> finds itself rolling in profits.<p>The <i>Post’s</i> controlling owner, “vulture capitalist” Randall Smith, has become journalism’s No. 1 villain for …

Journalism

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: For Lack Of A Better World

The Gutting of The Denver Post Is a Death Knell for Local News

After protesting the metro daily’s owners this week, one of the paper’s last remaining reporters contemplates what went wrong.<p>On Tuesday, I met my wife and 1-year-old daughter at the plant where my office is located, a hangar of a building in Adams County, Colorado, that prints <i>The Denver Post</i>. I …

Journalism

Rachel Bimonte finishes senior year in style: Combining her love for journalism and fashion

Not many students can say that they’ve maintained a successful fashion blog throughout their college careers. Rachel Bimonte, senior journalism …

Hypocrisy and errors as Trump brings a gun-free zone to the NRA convention

National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Monday fact-checked an error that might have been only the second-worst mistake in an Associated Press tweet, which read: “NRA bans guns at President Trump, VP Pence speeches during it's annual meeting in Dallas.”<p>Loesch noted it was inaccurate …