via Marc Ambinder
via Marc Ambinder
I guess Obama is screwed. I mean, he's only ahead by 5 or 6 points. Shouldn't he be ahead by like, a billion? Link.
If you don't know the story you can check it out here on Wikipedia.
Basically, she painted these incredibly popular (in the form of dimestore prints and postcards) paintings in the early 1960's that her husband Walter somehow got her to say he'd painted, when he couldn't paint a thing to save his life, while at the same time creating other paintings in a very different style under her own name.
Margaret Keane's story is soon to be a major motion picture starring Kate Hudson.
Link To Ebay auctions.
More Keane postcards after the jump.
One of the most popular bands in the New Haven Connecticut Punk Rock Scene get profiled on local news circa 1980.
Features original co-founders Kirk Swan and Seth Tiven (who are working on a Dumptruck record together for the first time in like 20 years, Dumptruck having become Tiven's solo project until recently), with Shawn (King) Devlin on drums and Spike Priggen (that's me) on bass. Directed by Kelly Reichardt ("Old Joy", "River of Grass" etc).
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