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  • Norman Rockwell’s Art, Once Sniffed At, Is Becoming Prized

    05/23/2014 5:13:41 PM PDT · by windcliff · 100 replies
    NYT ^ | 5-23-14 | James B. Stewart
    Rockwell’s greatest sin as an artist is simple: His is an art of unending cliché.” In that Washington Post criticism of a 2010 exhibition of Norman Rockwell paintings at the Smithsonian, Blake Gopnik joined a long line of prominent critics attacking Rockwell, the American artist and illustrator who depicted life in mid-20th-century America and died in 1978. Norman Rockwell was demonized by a generation of critics who not only saw him as an enemy of modern art, but of all art,” said Deborah Solomon, whose biography of Rockwell, “American Mirror,” was published last year. “He was seen as a lowly...
  • The greatest book you've never heard of.

    03/31/2014 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 3//31/14 | Dutchman 6
    The loss of Doctor Richter's suggested reading list that saved my life was tragic, a fact that I am constantly being reminded of. Some books -- Whittaker Chamber's Witness, for example, or Orwell's Homage to Catalonia -- were unforgettable. Others, especially those that I could not locate at the time, never got read, so I had no memory at all in order to reconstruct. I did have a wisp of a memory about a book that had, I thought, the words "rebel colonel" in the title, but was marked down in Richter's precise handwriting as "American political economy." Imagine...
  • Norman Rockwell family calls Deborah Solomon's Rockwell bio 'fiction'

    01/10/2014 7:43:18 PM PST · by Daffynition · 36 replies
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  • Norman Rockwell work sets auction record for American painting

    12/05/2013 5:34:42 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/04/2013 | Staff
    Norman Rockwell's "Saying Grace" sold on Wednesday for more than $46 million, double its high pre-sale estimate, setting a new auction record for an American painting, Sotheby's said. "Saying Grace," which shows a Mennonite family praying at a restaurant, was voted the favorite cover by readers of the American magazine The Saturday Evening Post when it was published in 1951. The previous auction record for an American painting was for "Polo Crowd" by George Bellows, which sold for $27.7 million in 1999. "This is just a wonderful result for American art and for Rockwell," Elizabeth Goldberg, the head of...
  • Trooper immortalized in Rockwell print dies

    05/08/2012 9:10:23 PM PDT · by massmike · 32 replies ^ | 05/09/2012 | Renee Nadeau Algarin
    A retired Massachusetts state trooper, immortalized in a famous Norman Rockwell portrait as the wise and caring cop giving good advice to a little boy, died in his home state of New York over the weekend, state police said. Staff Sgt. Richard J. Clemens Jr., who posed in 1958 for Rockwell’s famed painting, “The Runaway,” died Sunday at age 84. “The painting of a trooper bending over in counsel to a young boy intent on leaving home captures — much more than any of the images of shootouts and car chases favored by popular culture — the highest ideal of...
  • CNN: Rockwell's granddaughter paints terrorists; says global warming is bigger danger

    03/05/2012 3:47:28 PM PST · by Eddie Kritzer · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/5/12 | Christopher Maloney
    “When you look that closely at someone, you almost always develop sympathy for them,” Rockwell says. “It's like sitting next to someone for a long bus ride. … I want to think about who these people are and why they made the choices they did. I want to share the results of my thoughts, which are my paintings, with other people.” She was particularly inspired to paint bin Laden. “We take for granted who he was and what he did and why, and stop thinking of him as a human being with profoundly human motivations. The war on terror is...
  • Fire in the sky: the Air Launched Sortie Vehicle of the early 1980s (part 3)

    03/23/2010 8:59:09 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 486+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 3/23/2010 | Dwayne Day
    A few years ago a company by the name of AirLaunch had a novel idea for a rocket—put it in a C-17 cargo plane and then slide it out the back at high altitude. The rocket would rotate until it was vertical and then fire, heading into orbit. You can watch video of the drop tests. “We examined a wide variety of propellants ranging from storable hypergolics, RP/LOX, to fluorine/deuterium.” That may sound exotic, but Ehrlich joked that “this was a paper study!” Now imagine that instead of a relatively small rocket, there was a much larger rocket, with a...
  • Norman Rockwell: The Original King of the Photoshop

    10/29/2009 1:34:25 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 80 replies · 8,989+ views ^ | Oct 23 2009 | Wilson Rothman
    Back when Norman Rockwell ruled Saturday evenings, Adobe wasn't even a gleam in some nerd's eye, but a new book shows that the painter was, nevertheless, a photoshop god. Very few Gizmodo readers were even born when Rockwell painted his last Saturday Evening Post cover, but we all know them. You hear that name and suddenly you can picture those overly detailed, cartoonishly dramatic but ultimately kinda corny depictions of American life. Well, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, written and compiled by Ron Schick, has given me immense newfound respect for the man, for the meticulous photography, the real people...
  • EXPOSE! Austrian “School” of Economics is a “Kindergarten”

    08/04/2009 1:45:12 PM PDT · by parsifal · 121 replies · 2,712+ views
    Kangas ^ | 1996 | Steve Kangas
    Mainstream economists dismiss the Austrians as cranks. Nobel economist Paul Samuelson wrote that "I tremble for the reputation of my subject" after reading the "exaggerated claims that used to be made in economics for the power of deduction and a priori reasoning [the Austrian methods]." (1) Noted economist Mark Blaug has called Austrian methodologies "so cranky and idiosyncratic that we can only wonder that they have been taken seriously by anyone Perhaps the defining difference between mainstream and Austrian economists lies in their opposing philosophies towards learning truth. Mainstream scientists use a well-developed process called the scientific method. This method...
  • Boeing Engineer Convicted of Economic Espionage of Space Shuttle Secrets for China

    07/16/2009 4:15:01 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 14 replies · 868+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | July 16, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Central District of California
    SANTA ANA, CA—A former Rockwell and Boeing engineer from Orange County was remanded into custody this morning after a federal judge convicted him of charges of economic espionage and acting as an agent of the People’s Republic of China, for whom he stole restricted technology and Boeing trade secrets, including information related to the Space Shuttle program and Delta IV rocket. Dongfan “Greg” Chung, 73, of Orange, Calif., who was employed by Rockwell International from 1973 until its defense and space unit was acquired by Boeing in 1996, was found guilty by United States District Judge Cormac J. Carney, who...
  • Michael Jackson’s Strangest Collaboration: Rockwell (“Somebody’s Watching Me”)

    07/08/2009 7:30:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 1,222+ views
    EmptyV ^ | Wednesday, July 1, 2009
    In addition to the members of his own family, Michael Jackson collaborated with a number of top performers like Paul McCartney and the cast of “We Are the World”. But one of his better (and stranger) guest spots was on the hit single “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell (currently heard in remix form on those Geico commercials). Rockwell was born Kennedy Gordy, the son of Motown founder Berry Gordy. Though he was signed to his father’s label, he supposedly managed to secure a deal without Berry’s knowledge. Jackson (who was a childhood friend of Rockwell’s) sang the hook for “Somebody’s...
  • Obama is Unifying the Nation Against Washington DC

    03/09/2009 8:54:44 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 3 replies · 431+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 3-09-09 | JB Williams
    According to, only 16% of the nation strongly disapproved of Barack Hussein Obama on the day of his inauguration. That number has since become 32%, doubling during his first six weeks in office. Not even all those who approved strongly on inauguration day, still approve today, that number dropping from 41% to 38%. This most likely has a lot to do with the fact that Obama and Pelosi’s Obamanomics adventure into Marxism, has already cost average Americans nearly $3 Trillion in lost investments and savings, as the DOW lost another 30% of its values just since the day Obama...
  • Trial delayed for engineer charged with stealing trade secrets (Dongfan "Greg" Chung, 72)

    03/31/2008 11:01:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 289+ views
    A judge agreed Monday to postpone for 13 months the trial of a Chinese-American engineer charged with stealing military and aerospace trade secrets on behalf of China. Kenneth Miller, the attorney for 72-year-old Dongfan "Greg" Chung, asked for the delay because he is involved in a lengthy trial, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Staples. The trial was scheduled for April 8, but U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney agreed to delay it until May 5, 2009. The government alleges that Chung stole trade secrets on the space shuttle, C-17 military transport and the Delta IV rocket during his decades of employment...
  • Court rules against whistle-blower (SCOTUS, 6-2 decision)

    03/27/2007 9:51:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 1,068+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/07 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court left an 81-year-old retired engineer without a penny to show for his role in exposing fraud at a former nuclear weapons plant in a ruling that makes it harder for whistle-blowers to claim cash rewards. James Stone stood to collect up to $1 million from a lawsuit he filed in 1989 against Rockwell International, now part of aerospace giant Boeing Co., over problems with environmental cleanup at the now-closed Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant northwest of Denver. A court eventually ordered Rockwell to pay the government nearly $4.2 million for false claims the company submitted....
  • The Purloined Rockwell - Stolen in St. Louis in '73. Found today -- on Steven Spielberg's wall

    03/02/2007 8:49:58 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 90 replies · 2,305+ views ^ | February 28, 2007 | Kristen Hinman
    Excerpt - Academy Award-winning director and producer Steven Spielberg has turned over to federal authorities Russian Schoolroom, a 1967 oil on canvas by Norman Rockwell that was filched from a Clayton art gallery in 1973, according to the FBI. No charges have been filed in the case, and federal officials say they have no evidence that Spielberg knew the painting had been stolen when he purchased it in 1989. "It appears that he is an innocent buyer," says St. Louis-based FBI agent Frank Brostrom, a member of the agency's Art Crime Team, who initiated the investigation. Spielberg is an avid...
  • 'Hidden' Rockwell sold for Ł7.9m[$15.4M]

    12/01/2006 7:58:54 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 81 replies · 2,197+ views
    BBC ^ | 01 Dec 2006 | BBC
    The original of a Norman Rockwell painting found behind a fake wall has fetched a record $15.4m (Ł7.9m). Breaking Home Ties by the US artist was first sold to cartoonist Donald Trachte in 1960 for $900 when the two were neighbours in Vermont. But Mr Trachte made a replica of the painting and hid the genuine piece in a cavity in his studio. The original was discovered by Mr Trachte's sons after he died last year and sold at Sotheby's in New York. In April, David and Donald Trachte Jnr noticed a strange gap in the wall of a room...
  • Well-Known Norman Rockwell Painting Found Behind Fake Wall

    04/06/2006 1:39:43 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 59 replies · 2,622+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04-06-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.-One of Norman Rockwell's most famous paintings was found hidden behind a fake wall in its owner's home, proving that the version the owner had long displayed was a forgery, family members and experts said.They believe that the owner, illustrator Donald Trachte Sr., made the copy of "Breaking Home Ties" himself in the early 1970s, deades after he bought it from Rockwell and made it the centerpiece of his art collection.
  • Letter to Congressman Murtha from Dave Rockwell

    03/15/2006 1:05:48 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 16 replies · 1,132+ views ^ | March 15, 2006 | Dave Rockwell
    I have watched intently as your political party has attempted to use this war for political advantage and find it to be repugnant in the extreme. That your name is now inextricably linked to Senators Kennedy, Biden and Durbin-politicians who we believe do not support us-must be of great concern to your constituents. How can you ask us to leave? Must we forget all the sacrifices, the deaths, lost limbs, lost marriages and the daily struggle to win? What do I say to my 22 year old nephew, a Staff Sergeant with the 1/75th Rangers seriously wounded in Mosul last...
  • The Right’s Left Turn

    10/05/2005 1:55:23 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 89 replies · 5,711+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 5 OCTOBER 2005 | Jacob Laksin
    The Right’s Left TurnBy Jacob | October 5, 2005 In late September, as throngs of placard-wielding protestors were descending on the nation’s capital, Lew Rockwell, the nominally libertarian proprietor of the website, was holding forth at an anti-war rally convened by the far-left Alabama Peace and Justice Coalition (APJC).  That the APJC’s rallying cry – “Spend money for human needs, not war!” – was of questionable accordance with principled libertarianism’s aversion to government largesse, didn’t seem to phase Rockwell, who joined a roster of speakers with an altogether different view about the proper role of the federal government....
  • Hired Hecklers (MEK)

    09/19/2005 7:46:51 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 61 replies · 1,385+ views ^ | September 19, 2005 | By Kenneth R. Timmerman
    An outlawed Iranian opposition group, which obtained a permit from the New York Police Department to hold a demonstration in front of the United Nations today, attracted an estimated 2,500 supporters to protest the presence of Iran’s president at the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly. But many of the crowd, coming from Denmark, Germany, Canada, Eritrea and Sudan, acknowledged that they had been recruited by the organization to attend the rally for money, and that all their expenses – including international air fare, hotels, and a daily stipend - had been paid by the organization. “Basically, what you...
  • Opposing the Austrian Heresy

    05/02/2005 5:27:45 PM PDT · by gbcdoj · 1 replies · 228+ views
    The Angelus ^ | January 2005 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Christopher A. Ferrara I am privileged to introduce Dr. Peter Chojnowski's article "Corporation Christendom: The True School of Salamanca," which deftly exposes how the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas, Sts. Bernadine of Siena and Antonino of Florence, and the late Spanish Scholastics on just prices and wages has been misrepresented by proponents of the so-called Austrian School of economics.Dr. Chojnowski's article is an important first step in mounting a traditional Catholic response to the swelling ambitions of the Austrian school, whose two major divines, the deceased liberal Jewish thinkers Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard, wrote the foundational works of...
  • VANITY: Freeper IPWGOP's cartoons in national artshow Aug. 31 - Nov. 19

    08/13/2004 6:50:00 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 77 replies · 1,285+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch ^ | 8/13/2004 | IPWGOP
    --> political artist Linda Eddy (IPWGOP) has been selected to exhibit 6 of her works in the upcoming national art exhibit, "Democracy in America" at the University of Arizona Art Museum, Aug. 31 - Nov. 19.She'll be going 'head-to-head' with 2-time Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Szep of the Boston Globe... and 'rubbing artwork shoulders' with works by world-renownRoy Lichtenstein and Norman Rockwell! click here for details 
  • Parole Saddam? Lew Rockwell on peace and reconciliation in Iraq.

    05/05/2004 9:45:53 AM PDT · by u-89 · 68 replies · 674+ views
    Lew ^ | 4 May 04 | Lew Rockwell
    From the LRC Blog:Whatever Happened to Hate Mail? Posted by Lew Rockwell at 11:11 AM When I wrote about the US spy plane in China a few years ago, and said China was within its rights to act as it did (and that the US claimed the right to shoot down such planes off its shores), I received more than 600 hate emails, including a number of death threats. I've also received plenty of hate mail in response to articles on Iraq. But over the last year, the number of such messages has dwindled. Yesterday's article on freeing Saddam resulted...
  • Sikorsky Says Presidential Copter Would Be U.S.-Made

    01/08/2004 12:33:22 PM PST · by ladtx · 28 replies · 309+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7 Jan 2004 | J. Lynn Lunsford
    LOS ANGELES -- In a bid to keep a European-designed helicopter from becoming the next Marine One transport for the president, United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX - News)'s Sikorsky Aircraft Co. said it will rely on U.S. companies to build its latest version of the chopper, pulling work from several international suppliers. Sikorsky, whose helicopters have carried all U.S. presidents since Dwight Eisenhower, will replace partners in China, Taiwan, Spain, Japan and Brazil on this particular version of its new S-92 helicopter. The international partners will continue to build large portions of the civilian version of the helicopter, Sikorsky said. Since...
  • Declaration Confusion

    07/04/2003 2:28:54 PM PDT · by stimpyone · 4 replies · 194+ views ^ | 7/1/03 | Lew Rockwell
    We now commence the annual national ritual of noticing that the Declaration of Independence is among the "founding" documents that gave birth to the country. And pundits, following innumerable scholars for 150 years, will twist and mangle the text to discern some other meaning from the document besides the obvious one. In most parts of the world, the Declaration is understood as a bold announcement and explanation, with an underlying rationale of why the British government needed to be thrown off in an act of American secession. That's why the Eastern Europeans throwing off Soviet tyranny used it as their...
  • Refutations of Respectable Fallacies Concerning the Iraq War

    05/12/2003 10:46:08 AM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 338+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | May 11, 2003 | G. Stolyarov II
    The hard-line (and simultaneously mainstream) left-liberal hash, that has been recycled for four decades, in regard to American interventionism, economic interests, unilateralism, and policy toward totalitarian regimes which threaten national security is simplistic, wracked with loopholes even a five-year-old in his right mind can spot, and wrought from a sentimental/ ad miseracordiam/ ad hominem rather than a rational/analytical basis. As it takes no profundity of thought to discern its wanton and brazen fallacies, it need not even be examined by serious examiners of the moral and economic justifications behind the Iraq War. The aim of this essay shall be to...
  • I loathe America, and what it has done to the rest of the world [triple bagger barf]

    05/08/2003 9:47:47 AM PDT · by Chancellor Palpatine · 39 replies · 290+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 5/8/03 | Margaret Drabble
    I knew that the wave of anti-Americanism that would swell up after the Iraq war would make me feel ill. And it has. It has made me much, much more ill than I had expected. My anti-Americanism has become almost uncontrollable. It has possessed me, like a disease. It rises up in my throat like acid reflux, that fashionable American sickness. I now loathe the United States and what it has done to Iraq and the rest of the helpless world. I can hardly bear to see the faces of Bush and Rumsfeld, or to watch their posturing body language,...
  • Rule By Force Alone [Rockwell Barf]

    04/25/2003 10:16:16 AM PDT · by Chancellor Palpatine · 133 replies · 319+ views
    Lew Rockwell ^ | 4/25/03 | Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
    It is now clear that the US government faces immense difficulties in Iraq. As bizarre as it seems, it would appear that the Bush administration knew nothing about the political demographics in this country before it decided to smash its state. Apparently, the administration failed to consider the implications of the fact that this country is 2/3 Shiite, and that its status as a liberal/secular regime, by regional standards, was highly tenuous. Now, I'm the last one to shed a tear for the crushing of any state, but even a libertarian extremist like me understands that there are prudential considerations...
  • Llewelyn Rockwell, the leading intellectual influence of the paleo-libertarian right........

    03/09/2003 7:22:31 AM PST · by dennisw · 124 replies · 419+ views
    View from the Right ^ | Lawrence Auster at March 08, 2003 | Lawrence Auster at March 08, 2003
    Llewelyn Rockwell, the leading intellectual influence of the paleo-libertarian right, was interviewed last night by Bill Moyers on PBS, and if any doubts had remained about the character of Rockwell and movement he leads, they were settled by this program. Asked his principles of when war is justified, he gave as an example of an unjustifiable war the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, which he said was carried out for no other reason than to strike out at somebody, anybody. Asked if he thought Saddam Hussein was evil, Rockwell said, of course he’s evil, he’s a politician. Asked if he feared...
  • Right-Wing Populism [Murray Rothbard's 1992 Essay Ran at Today]

    06/10/2002 7:48:03 PM PDT · by Hoppean · 13 replies · 574+ views ^ | 6/10/02 | Murray Rothbard
    The Irrepressible Rothbard Essays of Murray N. Rothbard Edited by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. RIGHT-WING POPULISM January 1992 Well, they finally got David Duke. But he sure scared the bejesus out of them. It took a massive campaign of hysteria, of fear and hate, orchestrated by all wings of the Ruling Elite, from Official right to left, from President Bush and the official Republican Party through the New York-Washington-run national media through the local elites and down to local left-wing activists. It took a massive scare campaign, not only invoking the old bogey images of the Klan and Hitler, but...