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The donations that made it all possible, and that lasted a long time, came from two local couples: Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo and Susan and Matthew Weatherbie. Together, in 2017, the van Otterloos and Weatherbies donated 114 Dutch and Flemish paintings by around 75 artists. Their long-term relationships with scholars from nearby universities, with other Boston collectors (including Maida and George Abrams), and with MFA curators like Dutch and Flemish expert Ronni Baer (now at Princeton University) have made the Boston Museum a natural home for their collections.

The New Queer Cinema didn’t shoot the heart, it kicked the crotch. His AIDS-themed movies in particular — they were the storm after the calm of early life-affirming movies that mourned young dead like “Longtime Companion,” which in 1989 politely asked straight people to be careful. Three years later, Gregg Araki “The Living End” warned everyone to take shelter.

It’s not like gay-themed movies weren’t being made back then. It’s just that the simpler ones that got attention – box office hits like “The Crying Game” and “Basic Instinct” – were part of a media landscape that was, as Benning said during of the panel, “responsible for the kind of pain I felt by not representing my identity at all.

“Modernist architecture is in danger,” she added, citing two other recent destructions: a house in Connecticut by brutalist architect Paul Rudolph and a fan-shaped house by Bruce Goff in Oklahoma.

Two years ago, real estate developers Shimon and Judy Eckstein bought the Geller House’s one-acre lot at 175 Ocean Avenue for $975,000, property records show. In December, Waytkus contacted the owners after learning through a colleague that they were considering demolition.

“It was gone in three weeks,” Waytkus said.

The Ecksteins did not respond to multiple phone calls seeking comment.

The ICJ decision against Azerbaijan has global significance for several reasons. First, it sets a precedent for bypassing UNESCO, the ineffective United Nations cultural organization that is effectively governed by member states such as China, Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan, and instead technically delegating the only body in the world with enforcement power – the UN Security Council, which is primarily responsible for maintaining international peace and security – with the monitoring of cultural heritage under threat.

Second, it links deliberate cultural destruction to racial discrimination under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Third, the decision sends a message to nation states that sovereignty does not authorize a government to erase cultural heritage sites. The decision of the ICJ therefore opens a new, but narrow way to fight against cultural destruction.

The most obvious beneficiaries of the ICJ ruling are persecuted peoples with ethnic ties to a neighboring nation-state. Greece, for example, could ask the ICJ under the new ruling to challenge Turkey’s ongoing conversion of Greek cathedrals into mosques. Oppressed and stateless peoples like the Hazaras in Afghanistan, the Rohingyas in Myanmar, and the Uyghurs and Tibetans in China, whose cultures have been targeted by state actors, on the other hand, are unlikely to directly benefit from the ruling given that the ICJ is a judicial body. headquarters for UN member states.

Tafforeau and Walsh are part of an international team of more than 30 researchers who have created a powerful new type of X-ray scanner called hierarchical phase contrast tomography (HiP-CT). With it, they can finally go from a complete human organ to a magnified view of the body’s smallest blood vessels and even individual cells.

The technique is already providing new insights into how COVID-19 damages and remodels blood vessels in the lungs. And while its long-term promise is hard to define, as nothing like HiP-CT has ever existed before, researchers excited by its potential are excitedly imagining new ways to understand disease and more rigorously map disease. areas of human anatomy.

“What may come as a surprise to most people is that we have studied the heart anatomically for hundreds of years,” says Andrew Cook, cardiac anatomist at UCL, “but there is no no consensus on the normal structure of the heart, especially the muscle cells, and how they change as the heart beats.

A technique with the promise of HiP-CT, he says, is something “I’ve been waiting for my whole career.”

Currently, the median 401(k) balance for Americans age 65 and older is just $64,548. This amount could be up to 40% higher, if it weren’t for the fees paid on Wall Street.

But in September last year, after a member of the public posted a clip of Lepiarz that went viral on TikTok, that all changed. The video, which shows Lepiarz wielding a flaming whip, has been viewed nearly two million times.

The clip’s success motivated him to join TikTok, where he shares tips and performances. “It worked really well very quickly,” says Lepiarz, who has gained nearly a million TikTok followers on his@jacqueszewhiper account since signing up to the platform in October. He was able to join TikTok Creators Fund — which requires influencers to have 10,000 followers and 100,000 video views in the last 30 days — in less than a week.

Recent reports indicate that the most frequent buyers of sex are legislators, law enforcement and, surprisingly, members of the clergy.

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