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greenberg-photoleaguegreenberg-photoleague3greenberg-photoleague2Howard Greenberg Gallery is presenting works by Photo League members Sid Grossman (1913-1955) and Sy Kattelson through February 11, 2017. Mr. Kettelson, 93 (bottom photo) was on hand for the show’s opening.

lv16lv16blv16elv16dSeemingly unphased by the retail exodus from Midtown, Louis Vuitton soldiers on.

fashioncorner011116bfashioncorner011116cfashioncorner011116d57th & 5th — 1/11/16

greenberg-booksigningLast minute gift seekers might enjoy the selection of photography books at the Howard Greenberg Gallery. Artists with books for sale include: John Loengard, Jeff Mermelstein, Jeff Schles, William Klein, Jungjin Lee, Vivian Maier, Jessica Lange and Bruce Davidson among others. There are also important catalogs from past shows available.

samesky-lefrak2016samesky-ethicalshoppingsamesky-ringssamesky-menSuggesting that “we need to have a lot more gratitude” (for what we have) and greater consciousness for, and connection with, those who are making the things we buy, Francine LeFrak introduced Same Sky’s latest jewelry at an evening of ethical shopping on Wednesday.

Same Sky employees women who were victims of war and genocide in Rwanda, as well as female parolees in the US, to make their distinctive jewelry. Hundreds of women’s lives have been improved and transformed by the efforts of Francine and Same Sky, with none of the parolees returning to prison.

There is a Same Sky kiosk with their jewelry for sale this month at Newark airport, as well as online. Of special note are the new rings for women, and cuff links and wrist bands for men.

rockefellercentertree…with thy grace.”

Pence.JPGAs Trump/Pence prepare to take office, their backers believe a more truthful US government will emerge — and yet their unwillingness to provide safe-haven for Syrian refugees, made homeless by American intervention in that country, is a troubling sign. Hopefully Donald Trump recognizes the evil of Obama’s call for “regime change” in Syria — and moves to halt support for the rebels there.

cpj2016eThe Committee to Protect Journalists honored journalists from Egypt, India, Turkey, and El Salvador this evening with the International Press Freedom Awards.

This comes at a difficult time for journalism in America, with leading news organizations under fire for propagandizing and multiplying the dishonesty of America’s wars, BLM, and HRC’s candidacy, and for failing to predict the outcome of the election (perhaps intentionally in the hope of altering the outcome).

Having failed as propagandists and prognosticators, the question is what does the future hold for ‘journalism’ in America? — with journalism schools long ago giving up on balanced thinking in favor of activism. One graybeard we spoke with said “the situation is very f_cked-up.”

It might be some time before Americans normalize relations with major news organizations.

americanart4Rockwell at Sotheby’s

pilobolusdancetheaterpilobolus5Pilobolus Dance Theater brings its surrealist performance art to NYU’s Skirball Performing Arts Center, with shows through December 4, featuring two unique programs of American premieres and classic works.

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