Rodin at the Met

Rather than gathering an awe-inspiring collection of the most expensive and striking Rodin sculptures, it feels as if the curators made a scrapbook of his life.  I found myself smiling at the paintings as I learned about who Rodin was, how he worked, and what his friends thought of him.

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Campbell Moore
Abalon: Lost in Translation

The first visible piece is a cast-iron sculpture of a man suspended in the air, his silver body horizontal to the ground. He is clearly in motion, contorted like an eel, swimming unconventionally through some invisible body of water. Behind him are more statues, also made of cast iron and aluminum.

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The Newcomers: Ambulatory Plywood Art

Each morning the habitation form of the structure is disassembled and over the course of the day, reassembled in order to become a bridge to the next day’s supplies before turning back into a shelter against the cold November nights. Their route is marked along the plaza by a series of poles atop small caches of supplies for the next day, and their progress is shown by a string of lights along the top of the poles.

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TimesTalks Features Women Journalists at the Forefront of Recent Sexual Harassment Stories

On Nov. 9, The New York Times hosted a TimesTalks panel discussion on exposing the male abuse of power, featuring three of those women: Megan Twohey, co-author of the Harvey Weinstein investigative piece, Emily Steel, co-author of the piece that led to Bill O'Reilly being fired from Fox News, and Katie Benner, who reported on Silicon Valley’s sexual harassment culture.

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Religious Freedom and Anti-Semitism: Is Europe Disconnected from Faith?

Acclaimed panelists came together on Nov. 6 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage to discuss how the Islamization of Europe and the rise of new secularism is resurrecting anti-Semitism in contemporary Europe today. According to Glendon’s observations, religious indifference is a factor that causes Europeans to disregard religious freedom as an important right. She even mentioned that she struggled to convince people that religious freedom was a right worth protecting.

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The Largest Chick-fil-A in the World—Minutes Away from The King's College

It is hard not to notice the flood of Facebook shares and Twitter retweets that have recently swirled around campus: Chick-fil-A is coming to the Financial District. The excitement is not only based on the fact that it will to be the third location in New York City, or Chick-Fil-A’s largest proposed restaurant, but that the address is 144 Fulton Street, just a few minutes’ walk from school.

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Here Lies Fido

At age 11, I had only dealt with death once before: my grandfather. The one thing I remembered from his funeral was watching my grandmother cry as the creaky organ played at the beginning of the service. By the next day, I was back in class laughing with my friends, and that haunting music had been forgotten. 

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