March 1940. "Center of town. Woodstock, Vermont. Snowy night." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.
Two Days, One Night is a small miracle of a movie, a drama so purely humane that it makes most attempts at audience uplift look crass and calculated by comparison. By now, cinephiles have come to expect excellence from the film’s directors,...Show More Summary
Photographer Marion Luttenberger creates wonderful photographic infographics that use actual physical objects to relay information, rather than just graphics. photos by Marion Luttenberger via Flowing Data
August 1941. "Stockmen on street corner outside bar 'The Mint.' Sheridan, Wyoming." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.
By the time Marion Barry was done being mayor, he had “emancipated Washington,” said Rev. Jesse Jackson.
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C., on Thursday began its three-day final farewell to the late Marion Barry, the former mayor who remained a hero to many in the city despite a crack cocaine conviction. Barry, known as the District of Columbia's "mayor for life" after four terms in office, died on Nov. Show More Summary
Budding artists are a great boon to family members when the gift giving season is upon us. There always seems to be one more set of pens or brushes needed, and gifts that spur creativity allow the giver to feel good about their purchase. Show More Summary
"Mayor Barry, through his compassion, leadership, activism and advocacy has made a positive impact on the District of Columbia and its residents." [ more › ]
I’ve just read, with morbid fascination, “The Superiority of Economics” by Marion Fourcade, Etienne Ollion, and Yann Algan, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. No surprise that it is such...Show More Summary
That is the title of a new paper (pdf) by Marion Fourcade, Etienne Ollion, and Yann Algan, here is the abstract: In this essay, we investigate the dominant position of economics within the network of the social sciences in the United States. We begin by documenting the relative insularity of economics, using bibliometric data. Next […]
The M.A.D. Gallery is showcasing nine visionary images of ?flying? cars from the series Air Drive by French photographer Renaud Marion. Taking cues from his childhood imaginings and inspired by science fiction films and artists, Marion depicts his vision of futuristic transportation of wheel-less cars serenely suspended above the ground. Show More Summary
A couple of months ago, Chief Greg Graham of the Ocala Police Department in Florida posted an unusual letter to the department's Facebook page. Co-signed by community development director for the Ocala/Marion County Family YMCA Narvella Haynes, the letter called for public prayer to help stop crime:
The 2015 Spirit Awards nominations are finally here! The nominations were announced by Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna at the W Hotel in Hollywood on Tuesday (November 25). Jake Gyllenhaal, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, and Marion Cotillard are just some of the nominees being recognized for their acting ability. Birdman had the most nominations with [...]
Washington's "Mayor for Life" is remembered by his former campaign manager
Union helps Jeb Bush build cred by calling him out - Washington Wire - WSJ http://ow.ly/EOsH2 Marion Barry’s Complicated Education Legacy | Ahead of the Heard http://ow.ly/EOqSY @saramead NEA’s $132M Influence Spree - @dropoutnationShow More Summary
A very good summary of the career of the late Marion Barry by Adam Serwer.
Marion Barry was both a beloved and maddening figure whose accomplishments will be forever overshadowed by his faults.
Marion Barry has passed away. Flashback to the 2009 profile of Mayor Barry by Matt Labash in The Weekly Standard. Labash has written a brief remembrance following Barry's death. An excerpt: Marion Barry helped me more than I ever did him. Show More Summary
By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most promising black politicians. Show More Summary
Controversial former Washington DC mayor Marion Barry died today at the age of 78. His death was announced by his family in a statement released through a spokeswoman for Barry. According to the statement, he died at the United Medical Center in Southeast Washington, after having been released from Howard University Hospital Saturday. Show More Summary