Archive for June 2013

To honor sacked Sun-Times photographers, museums could follow Gardner Museum

To honor sacked Sun-Times photographers, museums could follow Gardner Museum
Anyone who has visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston since the notorious March 18, 1990 art heist knows the haunting power of the museum’s decision to leave empty frames hanging on the walls where masterpieces once appeared. Absence — particularly when it is literally framed with ornate detail — can be at least... Read more »

Why does Facebook mistake me for a Blackhawks fan?

Why does Facebook mistake me for a Blackhawks fan?
With the Stanley Cup underway, I’ve been left scratching my head why I’ve been getting bombarded over the past week with so many Facebook ads about the Chicago Blackhawks. Given Facebook’s market value of $55 billion, shouldn’t it be “smart” enough to see from many of my posts that as a Bostonian I’m rooting for... Read more »
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    An art critic and painter, Menachem Wecker holds a master’s degree in art history from George Washington University and writes for "Houston Chronicle," as well as various religious publications. He is coauthor, with Brandon Withrow, of Winebrenner Theological Seminary, of the forthcoming book, "Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in Religious Higher Education" (Cascade Books), and is the former education reporter at "U.S. News and World Report."

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