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Can a computer be creative? Chips with Everything podcast

In our latest collaboration, Jordan Erica Webber teams up with Ian Sample of the Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast to look at why artwork produced using AI is forcing us to confront how we define creativityIn October 2018, the British auction house Christie’s became the first to sell a work of art created by an algorithm.The Portrait of Edmond Belamy was sold for $432,500 (£336,000), which was much higher than anyone had expected. This groundbreaking sale was controversial, not least in the AI a...
Tags: Technology, Art and design, Christie, Science Weekly, Jordan Erica Webber, Ian Sample, Artificial intelligence (AI, Edmond Belamy

Christie torches Kushner in new memoir

Chris Christie paints a vengeful picture of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner -- whose family Christie has feuded with for years -- in an upcoming memoir, according to excerpts reported on by Axios and The Guardian.
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Christie On Trump’s Staff: ‘Weaklings, Convicted And Unconvicted Felons’

Former New Jersey governor and U.S. attorney Chris Christie is pulling no punches in his new book, “Let Me Finish,” unloading on President Donald Trump’s staff in an excerpt obtained by . The President has a “revolving door of deeply flawed individuals—amateurs, grifters, weaklings, convicted and unconvicted felons—who were hustled into jobs they were never suited for, sometimes seemingly without so much as a background check via Google or Wikipedia,” he wrote. Christie has reserved special ...
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Tuesday US briefing: May's historic defeat in Brexit deal vote

Christie: Trump dodged confrontation after Kushner ‘hit job’ ... US citizen thought to be among dead in Kenya terror attack ... administration puts politics before science, say expertsGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
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Christie Claims Kushner Carried Out ‘Hit Job’ On Him Over Past Grudge

As the former U.S. attorney who put White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s father in prison in 2005, Chris Christie believes Kushner held a grudge against him and thwarted the former New Jersey governor from successfully fulfilling any roles within the Trump administration. According to a report on Christie’s new book, “Let Me Finish,” Christie outlines several instances in which Kushner allegedly stonewalled Christie’s political mobility in Trump’s campaign, transition team and adminis...
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Chris Christie accuses Jared Kushner of political 'hit job' in explosive new book

Exclusive: ex-New Jersey governor, who had prosecuted Kushner’s father, was sacked as head of Trump’s transition teamChris Christie, who was ousted as chairman of Donald Trump’s White House transition team in 2016, has written a blistering attack on Jared Kushner, whom he accuses of having carried out a political “hit job” on him as an act of revenge for prosecuting his father, Charles Kushner, a decade ago.In his soon to be published book, Let Me Finish, Christie unleashes both barrels on Trump...
Tags: Chris Christie, White House, US news, US politics, New Jersey, Donald Trump, Trump, Christie, Kushner, Trump Administration, Jared Kushner, Charles Kushner

The Books That Samuel Beckett Read and Really Liked (1941-1956)

Samuel Beckett, Pic, 1" by Roger Pic. Via Wikimedia Commons Clad in a black turtleneck and with a shock of white hair, Samuel Beckett was a gaunt, gloomy high priest of modernism. After the 1955 premiere of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot (watch him stage a performance here), Kenneth Tynan quipped, ''It has no plot, no climax, no denouement; no beginning, no middle and no end.'' From there, Beckett’s work only got more austere, bleak and despairing. His 1969 play Breath, for instance,...
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Scott Baker Wallace, avid collector of Agatha Christie

Scott Baker Wallace, devoted collector of Agatha Christie books and objects Meet Scott Baker Wallace from Victoria in Australia. Scott is a devoted collector of Agatha Christie books and also other objects associated with her detective stories. In our latest podcast, Scott describes his adventures in collecting and the places he’s visited along the way. Christie wrote 66 novels, 14 short stories and the world’s longest running stage play. More than a billion copies of her books have b...
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Farmhouse Refresh: An Antiques Dealer’s Clean and Simple Family Retreat on Shelter Island

Pre-marriage and pre-kids, antiques dealer Jonathan Burden and costume designer JJ Joseph spent summer weekends in a group share on Shelter Island situated off the eastern tip of Long Island, New York. Both are people who gravitate to the old and untouched, so they couldn’t help but admire the scraggly farmhouse across the way.”It had fantastic old trees and the house itself was always empty,” says Jonathan. “It was clearly a gem that needed to polished and that’s what I do.” Several years later...
Tags: Books, New York, Maine, Connecticut, Brazil, Denmark, Pond, Chesterfield, Jj, Windsor, Christie, Atlanta Georgia, Jonathan, Matt, George Smith, Hudson Valley

Ex-Christie aide backs off on appeals in ‘Bridgegate’ case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A one-time associate of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is backing off his efforts to appeal his convictions in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case. reported Saturday that Bill Baroni’s lawyers have filed legal papers with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. They seek to have […]
Tags: Chris Christie, News, Nation, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Christie, Trenton, George Washington Bridge, Bill Baroni, 3rd U S Circuit Court of Appeals

Christie’s to Sell Works from Collection of Richard L. Feigen

Christie’s will sell a series of works from the collection of dealer Richard L. Feigen this spring, Art Newspaper reports. Many of the works are expected to achieve record prices for the artists on sale. “Feigen has made countless and startling discoveries throughout his career and continues to champion the field of Old Masters,” says Francois de […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Christie, Richard L Feigen, Feigen

Christie’s France Wins Resale Royalty Case in Supreme Court

A long-running legal battle in France over artist resale royalties has been decided in favor of Christie’s efforts to shift responsibility for payments to the buyer, after the Supreme Court allowed the auction house to charge the buyer of paintings at auction for the royalty rates.  “The Cour de Cassation handed down its decision on 9 November […]
Tags: Art, News, Supreme Court, France, Art News, Minipost, Christie, Cour de Cassation

Buyer, Not Seller, Must Pay Royalties When Artwork Is Resold, Rules France’s Supreme Court

“The decision has been welcomed by Christie’s France, which is behind the move to pass on the expense to the buyer. The auction house is ultimately responsible for paying the levy to the collecting agency, but it is now its right to ask for the money from the buyer.” — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Supreme Court, France, Visual, Christie, 12.31.18

After Early Victories, N.J. Governor Is Undermined by Lawmakers From His Own Party

Swept into office as a progressive reformer, Gov. Philip D. Murphy’s first year has seen his rapid early victories slowed by battles with the Democratic-controlled legislature.
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New Jersey first state to ban wild animals in circuses

Last week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill banning the use of elephants, tigers and other wild and exotic animals in circus acts that travel through the state, making New Jersey the first state in the country to pass such a law. Known as “Nosey’s Law,” the bill is designed to protect animals in traveling circus acts from being exploited and abused. Nosey, the law’s namesake, is a 36-year-old African elephant that was forced to travel around the country with a circus even though th...
Tags: New York, Chris Christie, Design, New Jersey, Illinois, Christie, Murphy, Ringling Bros, Barnum Bailey, Phil Murphy, Sen Ray Lesniak, Sen Nilsa Cruz Perez

Loic Gouzer to Leave Christie’s

Loic Gouzer, who has served as Christie’s co-chairman of postwar and contemporary art for the past seven years, has announced he will depart from the auction house at the end of the year. “Those who know me best know that my two great passions in life have always been art and the environment,” he said […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Christie, Loic Gouzer

‘Welcome to Marwen’ Review: Robert Zemeckis Creates an Absolute Disaster

It takes a special kind of talent to make a film as shockingly bad as Welcome to Marwen, and Robert Zemeckis is up for the challenge! What the hell happened to Zemeckis, a director responsible for several legitimately great movies? The filmmaker has always embraced cinematic innovation, pushing the envelope by adopting new technologies – for better and worse. Welcome to Marwen definitely falls into the “worse” category, and in many ways, it feels like the terrible, terrible film Zemeckis has be...
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Trump picks budget director Mulvaney to be next chief of staff

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his next chief of staff, ending a chaotic search for a new chief of staff that had been inching forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV show. Trump tweeted that Mulvaney “will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction.” “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Adminis...
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Christie’s to Sell Another Hockney this March in London

Christie’s is planning to sell another high-profile David Hockney work this month, “Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott,” a 1969 piece from the collection of Barney A. Ebsworth next March in London. The work is expected to carry an estimate of £30 million. “David Hockney’s double portraits are undoubtedly some of the finest paintings the artist […]
Tags: Art, London, News, David Hockney, Art News, Minipost, Christie, Hockney, Christopher Scott, Henry Geldzahler, Ebsworth

Chris Christie Drops Out of Consideration for White House Chief of Staff

The former governor of New Jersey said he was not offered the job but had met with President Trump and had a good discussion.
Tags: Chris Christie, News, New Jersey, Trump, Christie, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Christopher J, Consideration for White House

Christie Says ‘Now Is Not The Right Time’ To Be Trump’s Chief Of Staff

Despite his meeting with the President Thursday in which he reportedly discussed his potential role as the new White House chief of staff, the former New Jersey governor said in a statement that he asked Trump to no longer consider him for the job opening. And again deleting clarifying earlier post, right statement this time – Christie was not offered the job, took himself out of running. — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 14, 2018 [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Christie takes himself out of running for White House chief of staff

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued a statement Friday saying he has asked not to be considered for the White House chief of staff job after meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss the role.
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Chris Christie rules himself out as Trump chief of staff – US politics live

One-time presidential candidate says ‘now is not the right time for me and my family to undertake this serious assignment’Help us reach our $1m goal. Make a year-end contributionGet the new US morning briefing. Sign upIs the net closing in on Donald Trump? Listen now 6.01pm GMT The Weekly Standard is requiring employees to sign a strict nondisclosure agreement to receive any severance.The NDAs presented to @weeklystandard staffers forbid "false, disparaging, derogatory, critical, insulting, ...
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Christie meets Trump but no chief of staff offer made, sources say

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump Thursday to discuss the chief of staff role, but two sources familiar with the discussion said no offer was made.
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Report: Trump Meets With Christie As He Mulls Chief Of Staff Replacement

President Trump met with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday, Axios reported, as the President considers candidates to replace outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly. [Author: David Taintor]
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Trump meets Christie as some advisers urge Kushner for chief of staff: sources

A source familiar with Trump's thinking said the president had a positive meeting with Christie, confirming a report by, and considered him a top-tier candidate for the position. Christie, a brash, tough-talking politician, was a contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 but abandoned the attempt after a poor showing in the New Hampshire primary and subsequently endorsed Trump, becoming his adviser throughout the 2016 campaign. Other sources said Trump was hearing ...
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Trump Meets With Christie as He Continues Chief of Staff Search

The Trump and Christie meeting occurred on the same night that the president and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed guests, including former aides and campaign donors, to a White House Christmas reception. Christie, who stepped down as New Jersey’s governor early this year after two terms, endorsed Trump in 2016 after his own campaign didn’t gain traction in the Republican primaries. Earlier Thursday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated he’d serve as White House chief of staff if Trump ...
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Uh Oh: Now We Have To Worry About Provenance Of AI Art?

In the fallout of the Christie’s sale it emerged that the AI was actually the work of another artist, Robbie Barrat. He had programmed it, trained it on works from Wikiart and used it to generate very similar portraits, before he posted the code online with an open-source licence, so others could use it freely. So not only is the Obvious portrait not attributable to the AI – it’s not even really attributable to Obvious. – BBC
Tags: Art, Visual, Christie, WikiArt, Robbie Barrat, 12.12.18

Einstein’s ‘God letter’ fetches $2.9M at auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1954 letter written by Albert Einstein and known as the “God letter” because he discussed his thoughts about God and religion has fetched close to $2.9 million at an auction in New York. The letter, which was sold at Christie’s on Tuesday, was written the year before the Nobel prize-winning […]
Tags: New York, News, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Christie, Nation & World

Auction Report: The Rolex Ref. 6062 'Dark Star' Is The Coolest Watch Of This Week's New York Auctions

Christie's is selling this unbelievable triple calendar for the second time – and the results will be very interesting.
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