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John F. Kennedy

The Ramsey Clark Interviews: Strange Birthday With the Kennedys

by Rachel Mason on June 2, 2016
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In 2007, at a time of war, I wanted to understand how my creative output connected to global conflicts. I believe that, at the center of everything are people, so I started by researching the individuals behind them in order to better understand the rationale behind mass violence. I started researching their lives, I wrote songs about them, and I stared at them for a very long time, making little figurines.

It turned out that someone else had been exploring the topic for decades: former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who went on to defend some of the most notorious war criminals of the late 20th century, including Saddam Hussein. In this first interview Clark shares several personal stories that give shape to Clark’s personal ideologies, including a a vivid memory of Kennedy’s wake during his time in the Department of Justice under Kennedy and Johnson.

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If Helga Were Seagulls: Jamie Wyeth at Boston’s MFA

by Whitney Kimball on December 4, 2014
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What do you get when you apply the pastoral idealism of the early 20th century illustration to the ugly post-atomic consumerist reality of the last four decades? You’ll find the answer at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, where the first retrospective of Jamie Wyeth combines Renaissance drawing techniques, druggy seventies icons, personal backstory, and idealized New England seasides– all adding up to a jumbly, at times incoherent, show.

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