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This NYC Artist’s Radical Bread Is Baked To Be Destroyed

April 18, 2019

“I use the sculptural element as a method to get people to pay attention to the conversation,” Lexie Smith muses. “It’s the tip of the iceberg. The meat of it, the stuff I really care about, is exposed through connecting people to their own relationship to bread and a social history that’s been with us for thousands of years.”



Ranked Choice Voting in Nashville? Council Votes To Move It Forward

April 17, 2019

Voters would rank candidates in order of preference and a candidate who receives a majority of first-preference votes would win. It would apply in elections for mayor, vice mayor, council member-at-large and district council member. Voters would rank candidates in order of preference and a candidate who receives a majority of first-preference votes would win.

Via: The Tennessean

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach In Shadow Of Border Crossing

April 16, 2019

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his Bach Project to the sister cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, on Saturday. The “Day of Action” featured performances in both cities to celebrate the relationship between the two communities. “As you all know, as you did and do and will do, in culture, we build bridges, not walls,” he said.

Via: NPR


Most Tennesseans Support Restoring Voting Rights For Felons, New Poll Finds

April 15, 2019

According to the poll from Secure Democracy, 67% of Tennessee voters support legislation that would allow people with felony convictions to vote again after they’ve completed their sentences and paid their court fees. Secure Democracy is a nonpartisan group that works on election issues. That support holds among voters affiliated with both political parties.

Via: The Tennessean

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NBA Vet Kyle Korver Addresses White Privilege

April 9, 2019

“This feels like a moment to draw a line in the sand. I believe that what’s happening to people of color in this country — right now, in 2019 — is wrong. The fact that inequality is built so deeply into so many of our most trusted institutions is wrong. And I believe it’s the responsibility of anyone on the privileged end of those inequalities to help make things right.” – Kyle Korver

Via: The Players' Tribune

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Exuberant Met Exhibit Explores The Art Of Rock ‘N’ Roll

April 8, 2019

“We’re looking at rock ‘n’ roll instruments as an art. They serve as muses, tools and visual icons, and many of them are hand-painted and lovingly designed,” says Jayson Kerr Dobney, curator in charge of the department of musical instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Via: Associated Press