Thurs, 04 27, 2017

The Obamas announced one of their first major projects as private citizens after leaving the White House: The Obama Presidential Center.

The center will be based on the south side of Chicago, and will have projects throughout the city, country and the world. The center will also be home to their foundation, The Obama Foundation.  More than a library or museum, the center will be a living, working center for citizenship.
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There is a painting called Intent off the main lobby of Chicago's Union League Club, which I like a great deal. It's by Rene Romero Schuler, and it features a solitary, partially attenuated figure silhouetted against a mottled ivory background.  I've seen it several times, and it usually reminds me of Giacometti--the painted wall fragments from his legendary studio at Rue Hippolyte-Mandron or even Tall Figure and Walking Man.  But an unfortunate incident during my most recent three-day stay at ULC turned Schuler’s large square canvas into a symbol of race relations and a reminder of the uncertainties facing America during the presidency of Donald J. Trump.  
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Want To Learn Some Unusual Facts About Vienna?

Vienna is known for its’ charm, imperial sights, cultural events, coffee houses, cosy wine taverns, and of course, the world famous Sacher Torte.

It is not known for anything unusual.

Early this year, and for the seventh time in a row, Vienna was voted as the world’s most livable city.

While all this is true, there are some things that are not known about Austria’s capital.

Curious to know? Here is my list of 10 most awkward and unusual facts about Vienna.

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