Michelle Agins on Perseverance and Photographing Martin

Michelle Agins standing across the street from her home in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, photographed by Briana Ellis-Gibbs (photo Briana Ellis-Gibbs/Hyperallergic)

At the age of about ten years old, photographer Michelle Agins stood with her grandmother in the South Side of Chicago waiting for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to come to her neighborhood. Wearing her grandfather’s cap with handwritten a sign

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Seattle-Bound Finnair Flight Returns To Helsinki Twice

OMAAT reader John was on a Finnair flight from Helsinki to Seattle a few days ago, which was quite eventful. While flight diversions aren’t that rare in the grand scheme of things, double diversions for the same reason are pretty rare.

Finnair A330 flying to Seattle returns to Helsinki

This incident involves the Wednesday, September 14, 2022, flight from Helsinki

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US Researchers Confirm 98% of Cultural Armenian Heritage

A yearlong investigation by a team of scholars affiliated with Cornell and Purdue universities has documented a pattern of deliberate obliteration of Armenian cultural heritage in Nakhichevan, a historically Armenian region that became part of Azerbaijan following the Sovietization of the republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan between 1920 and 1921. The new report by the Caucasus Heritage Watch (CHW) identified

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Schedule for Week of September 18, 2022

by Calculated Risk on 9/17/2022 08:11:00 AM

The key reports this week are August Housing Starts and Existing Home sales.

The FOMC meets this week and is expected to raise rates 75 bp.

—– Monday, Sept 19th —–

10:00 AM: The September NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of 47, down from 49 in August. Any

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Fixing squeaky stairs from above

When I bought my house the basement was unfinished, and the stairs to the basement are a “minimal job”.
I finished the basement in 2000 and had carpet professionally installed and they covered the stairs. Over the years the stairs got squeakier, but the basement was mostly a music room and playroom for the kids, so we didn’t worry much
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Citi Premier Card: 7 Reasons To Apply

In the interest of full disclosure, OMAAT earns a referral bonus for anyone that’s approved through some of the below links. Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT. These are the best publicly available offers (terms apply) that we have found for each product or service. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of the bank, credit card
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Hyperallergic’s Journalism Fellowship for Curators

We asked Dall-e, the AI that generates digital images based on words, to generate an image based on “art gallery exhibition in electronic form” and this is what we got (we tried “email art exhibition” and let’s just say the results were underwhelming). (image via Dall-e)

With the support of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, we’re pleased to announce this

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Calculated Risk: Predicting the Next Recession

In that 2013 post, I wrote:

The next recession will probably be caused by one of the following (from least likely to most likely):

3) An exogenous event such as a pandemic, significant military conflict, disruption of energy supplies for any reason, a major natural disaster (meteor strike, super volcano, etc), and a number of other low probability reasons.

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