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An Artist Who Makes Irreverent, and Pocket-Size, Sculptures

Ron Nagle helped pave the way for clay artists to be taken seriously — but he still has a sense of humor. Ahead of a new solo show, he discusses his work, his dog and his TV habits.
Tags: Art, News, Sculpture, Ny, Matthew, Clay, Marks, Nagle, Gallery (Manhattan, Ceramics and Pottery, Ron Nagle, Ron (1939-

Nets need more talent, but won’t change their building plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Marks started stumping for the Brooklyn Nets even before the season ended. The Nets had just fallen into a 3-1 hole in a heated series with the Philadelphia 76ers last Saturday when Marks entered the referees’ locker room to complain. The NBA ended up fining the general manager $25,000 and […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Nba, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Marks, Sean Marks

Project will reduce driving space, add safer bikeways and crossings to SE 162nd Avenue

There’s no good reason a road through a residential neighborhood should be this wide. Here’s something new: the Portland Bureau of Transportation is set to invest $1.6 million on an arterial in east Portland before it gets on their list of high crash streets. The 162nd Avenue Safe Access to Transit project aims to tame a 1.6 mile section of the road between SE Powell Blvd and SE Alder St. The project will reconfigure lanes, reduce driving space from five lanes to three, shorten crossing distanc...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Midland, Powell, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Airport Way, Marks, TriMet, Taylor Street, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, East Portland, Powell Blvd

Why The Child Ear-Piercing Policy At Claire's Is Under Fire Right Now

There are thousands, perhaps millions, of people across North America whose ears are pierced because they sat in a chair at Claire’s, nervously clinging to their best friend, parent, guardian, or a lucky person willing to hold their hand while they endured the slightly painful procedure of having a metal rod impale their earlobes. Claire’s has pierced over 100 million ears around the world in four decades, to be exact.Getting your ears pierced may seem innocuous and pedestrian — a basic rite of...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, North America, Edmonton, Claire, Alberta Canada, Marks, Worth Of Facial Cleansing Brushes, Raylene Marks

Federal judge pens extraordinary and compelling order requesting US Attorney to vacate old stacked 924(c) conviction in extraordinary and compelling case

I learned last night of a remarkable new four-page order entered in US v. Marks, No. 03-CR-6033 (WDNY March 14, 2019) (available for download below).  Chad Marks' case has been followed for years by clemency advocates like Amy Povah, and this CAN-DO profile page has lots of background materials about his case, his requests for clemency, and all the positive work he has done since being sentenced many years ago to 40 mandatory prison years due to stacking § 924(c) firearm charges.  As informed re...
Tags: Law, Congress, Court, US, United States, Gleeson, DKT, Marks, Holloway, Larimer, Eastern District of New York, John Gleeson, Douglas A Berman, David Larimer, Bureau of Prison, Amy Povah

Critic’s Pick: Jasper Johns Stays Divinely Busy

A gallery exhibition in Manhattan gives the truest picture of the artist, at 88, who is continuing to work and innovate.
Tags: Art, News, Manhattan, Jasper, Ny, Matthew, Jasper Johns, Johns, Marks, Gallery (Manhattan

Regulators are warning people against filling their veins with young blood, but a controversial startup is charging $8,000 to do it

Federal regulators are warning people against getting infusions of young blood. Last month, Business Insider reported exclusively that a controversial blood transfusion startup called Ambrosia was allegedly up and running in five US cities. Ambrosia charges $8,000 to fill your veins with the blood of young people — despite little to no hard evidence that the procedure has any benefits. As Business Insider has previously reported, many researchers — including those whose original science inspir...
Tags: New York, Stanford, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Monterey, Business Insider, Ambrosia, Omaha Nebraska, Houston Texas, JAMA Neurology

Starz Gives Counterpart The Axe

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Starz gives Counterpart the axe Despite two highly acclaimed seasons for the premium cable network, the sci-fi espionage thriller Counterpart will not be getting a third season from Starz, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googl...
Tags: Twitter, TV, Movies, Berlin, United Nations, TV News, Starz, Mrc, Howard, Justin, Justin Marks, Marks, James Cromwell, ComingSoon, Carmi Zlotnik, Media Rights Capital

On Pro Basketball: Behind the Nets’ Success Is a Carefully Crafted Culture and, Finally, a Clue

A strategy of bringing in players with something to prove has made the Nets a team of low-wattage players finding their footing and becoming stars.
Tags: News, Basketball, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, New York Knicks, Russell, Marks, National Basketball Assn, D'Angelo (1996-, Sean (1975-

Howard Marks' Latest Memo: Political Reality Meets Economic Reality

Oaktree Capital Chairman Howard Marks is out with his latest memo entitled Political Reality Meets Economic Reality.  In it, he spends the first part of the letter with interesting first and second order effects of the impact of tariffs, examining what's perceived as a benefit versus a risk. Marks then goes on to touch on something else that's worrying him even more: increasing anti-capitalist sentiment.Rising populism is something he's watching, and he's not alone, as Ray Dalio of Bridgewater A...
Tags: Finance, America, Don, Marks, Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, Howard Marks, Hedge Fund Portfolios, Oaktree Capital, Hedge Fund Letters, Investor Letters

Making Peace With the Music Left by an Omnivorous Young Composer

Matt Marks’s breakthrough work, “The Little Death: Vol. 1,” will be revived as part of the Prototype festival, after his death in May at 38.
Tags: News, Classical Music, Marks, Matt Marks, Matt (Composer, The Little Death (Musical Work, Prototype Festival

Critic’s Notebook: On ‘Counterpart’ and ‘Berlin Station,’ Spies to Keep You Company in the Cold

Two entertaining espionage thrillers, on Starz and Epix, both take place in Berlin, where secret agents are part of the atmosphere.
Tags: Television, News, Berlin, Starz, Simmons, Epix, Marks, J K, Counterpart (TV Program, Justin (Screenwriter, Berlin Station (TV Program, Berlin Station ' Spies to Keep You Company

United States: Ninth Circuit Opens Door For More Expansive Meaning Of ATDS In TCPA Cases - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

In the recent case of Marks v. Crunch San Diego, LLC, 904 F.3d 1041 (9th Cir. 2018) the Ninth Circuit broadly interpreted the TCPA's definition of automatic telephone dialing system
Tags: News, United States, Hampton, Ninth Circuit, TCPA, Marks, Mullin Richter, Crunch San Diego LLC

What Have They Done to the Shar Pei?

This is what the Shar Pei used to look like.  Image source . This is what a heavily inbred dog can look like today. The same dog after a face lift to save its eyesight. The Daily Mail details a recent facelift given to a Shar Pei whose over-wrinkled face and resulting eye entropion was leading to blindness.The vet blasted the over-breeding which led to Molly suffering from one of the worst cases of the entropion he had ever seen.Mr Marks said: 'Molly is a result o...
Tags: Wales, Molly, Pets, Bbc, Crufts, Walsh, Kennel Club, Marks, Shar Pei, PBurns, Terrierman, Sharpei

Jennifer Connelly Feels the Need For Speed, Joins ‘Top Gun 2’

Top Gun 2, aka Top Gun: Maverick, may have just found its new leading lady: Jennifer Connelly. Connelly is in early talks to join Tom Cruise and Miles Teller in the sequel to the 1986 high-flying action flick. More Jennifer Connelly in movies is never a bad thing, so let’s all remain optimistic about the actress joining the Top Gun 2 cast. THR is reporting that Connelly is in talks to play the female lead in the film, described as “a single mother who runs a local bar near the Navy base.” Co...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Navy, Cruise, Sequels, Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Rebecca Ferguson, Emily Blunt, Val Kilmer, Connelly, Charlie, Jennifer-Connelly, Miles Teller, Justin Marks, Marks

US Lobbying Firm Tried To Enlist Global Ambassadors To Help Russian Company

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made public by the Justice Department show that Mercury LLC drafted messages for at least six envoys to send to senior U.S. government officials that expressed support for a plan to eliminate Deripaska’s major...
Tags: News, Sweden, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Australia, Washington, France, Germany, Russia, US, World news, Ukraine, Ap, Britain, United States, Ireland

Men helped fight Alpine Fire with garden hoses

ALPINE, Calif. (KGTV) - Several homeowners along Viejas View Place and Olive View Road in Alpine are thanking two men for helping save their homes during the West Fire on Friday.RELATED: Alpine residents getting help after the West FireMichael Marks and Bryan Meyers stayed behind and helped out spot fires with garden hoses.  “We made sure we were safe. If some wind shifted or something we had a plan so that we could get out,” Marks said.“Just basically did what any community would do for each ot...
Tags: News, Calif, Meyers, Marks, Olive View Road, Bryan Meyers

Howard Marks' New Memo: Investing Without People

Oaktree Capital's Chairman Howard Marks has penned his latest memo.  It is entitled Investing Without People and talks about the evolution of the markets with the increasing presence of index/passive investing, quant strategies, and machine learning/AI.Marks writes,"When people invest more in certain stocks than others, the prices of those stocks rise in relative terms. And when everyone decides to refrain from performing the functions of analysis, price discovery and capital allocation, the app...
Tags: Finance, Marks, Howard Marks, Oaktree Capital, Hedge Fund Letters, Investor Letters, Howard Marks New Memo

The Return of Relist Watch

John Elwood provides useless blather to accompany Monday’s relists. I apologize for slacking off last week, but I was in central Europe taking in the dulcet tones of the language of love while testing the effects of an all-meat on the body of a sedentary middle-aged lawyer. After about 10 days among people who see cuts of meat in the most unlikely places, packing myself full of and something that I only belatedly discovered translates as “liver-cheese,” I can report that there are no adverse...
Tags: Europe, Hope, Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Oregon, West Virginia, Indiana, United States, Missouri, Idaho, Alaska, Sudan

Opinion analysis: Justices clarify when prisoners can benefit from sentencing-guidelines changes, but refuse to revisit the narrowest-grounds test

What could have been one of the most significant cases of the term turned out to be a very narrow decision of import mainly to federal defendants and criminal lawyers. The court granted certiorari on two separate questions relating to the meaning and viability of the rule articulated in Marks v. United States for discerning precedent from a plurality opinion. In Marks, in 1977, the court held that “[w]hen a fragmented Court decides a case, … the holding of the Court may be viewed as that positio...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Court, United States, Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Freeman, Hughes, Koons, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy

A “view” from the courtroom: Justice Kennedy’s Master-pièce de résistance

It’s the first opinion day of June in this very busy term. The court has 29 argued cases to finish, many of which are in the blockbuster category. Both the bar section and the public gallery are full. As it turns out, some general-public seats are being taken up by part of a large cohort of Harvard Law School alumni who will be sworn into the Supreme Court Bar at the end of this morning’s session. Other groups being sworn in today are from the Illinois State Bar Association and the Phi Alpha Del...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, France, United States, Albert Camus, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Thomas, Harvard Law School, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Phillips, Roberts, Freeman

That Decisive Moment: The Nilsson Centennial: The Week in Classical Music

The great soprano's birthday, Beethoven and Yanni were among the highlights.
Tags: News, David, Classical Music, Beethoven, Opera, Nilsson, Glenn, Branca, LANG, Marks, Yanni, Ludwig Van, Birgit, Der Ring des Nibelungen (Opera, Bang on a Can, Tristan und Isolde (Opera

SCOTUS for law students: Counting at the Supreme Court

Here’s a quick quiz: When does 6 plus 1 not necessarily add up to 7? Counting vote totals can sometimes be a challenge at the Supreme Court, especially when the justices write separate opinions that take different forms and reach different conclusions. One example came earlier this week in the sports-betting ruling, Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. In a decision written by Justice Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court invalidated a federal law, the Professional and Amateur Sports Pr...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Court, Georgia, United States, New Jersey, Ncaa, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Miller, John Roberts, Murphy, Roberts

Charles Ray, Walking a Fine Line With a Hungry Lion

The enigmatic Los Angeles sculptor has new works at Matthew Marks Gallery. Even his fans acknowledge that his subjects can have unpredictable effects on viewers.
Tags: Art, News, Los Angeles, Museums, Sculpture, Ny, Matthew, Ray, Art Institute of Chicago, Marks, Charles Ray, Met Breuer, Gallery (Manhattan, Charles (1953-, Matthew Marks Gallery Even

How A Mule Train From Marks, Miss., Kicked Off MLK's Poor People Campaign

Martin Luther King Jr. chose Marks as a starting point for the economic justice fight because of the entrenched poverty he saw there. Today, poverty remains a challenge in Marks.(Image credit: Bob Daugherty/AP )
Tags: News, Martin Luther King Jr, Marks, Bob Daugherty

Ask a Showrunner: Justin Marks on the ‘Counterpart’ Finale, and Why Unsexy Is the New Sexy

The science fiction spy thriller ended its first season Sunday night.
Tags: Television, News, Justin Marks, Marks, Counterpart (TV Program, Justin (Screenwriter

Argument analysis: “We know how to get to five” – justices debate precedent in the absence of a majority opinion

Erik Hughes was federally indicted in 2013 on four methamphetamine- and firearm-related offenses. He pleaded guilty to two charges, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The plea agreement between Hughes and the government — known as a “C-Plea,” named for Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1)(C), in which the prosecutor and the defendant agree to a “specific sentence or sentencing range” — contain...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Court, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Freeman, Hughes, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Breyer

Argument preview: Narrowing the “narrowest grounds” test, or simply interpreting a federal statute?

The question of how to count the votes of the justices to decide who won a Supreme Court case – and on what ground – when the court is splintered has baffled lower courts for years. The rule laid out in Marks v. United States purports to answer that question: “When a fragmented Court decides a case and no single rationale explaining the result enjoys the assent of five Justices, the holding of the Court may be viewed as that position taken by the Members who concurred in the judgment on the narr...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Court, United States, Sonia Sotomayor, Freeman, Hughes, Sotomayor, 11th Circuit, Douglas Berman, Marks, Merits Cases, U S Sentencing Commission, Sentencing Commission, U S Courts of Appeals

Bar Complaint Filed Against Lawyers Who Participated In Bogus Lawsuits Targeting Fake Defendants (techdirt)

The reputation management tactic of filing bogus defamation lawsuits may be slowly coming to an end, but there will be a whole lot of reputational damage to be spread among those involved by the time all is said and done. Richart Ruddie, proprietor of Profile Defenders, filed several lawsuits in multiple states fraudulently seeking court orders for URL delistings. The lawsuits featured fake plaintiffs, fake defendants, and fake admissions of guilt from the fake defendants. Some judges issued j...
Tags: Texas, News, Colorado, US, Georgia, Turkey, Connecticut, Arizona, Warner, State, Kelly, Tim Cushing, Richart Ruddie, Eugene Volokh, Marks, Fulton County

Symposium: Polling-place speech restrictions collide with modern free-speech doctrine

Ken Klukowski is an attorney representing the American Civil Rights Union, which filed an amicus brief in support of the challengers in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, and is also senior legal editor for Breitbart News Network. This year the Supreme Court will decide whether the First Amendment allows a “buffer zone” forbidding all political speech around polling places on Election Day. A lot has changed in free-speech jurisprudence since the court looked at this issue in 1992, but the jus...
Tags: Featured, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Tennessee, Tea Party, Nra, Antonin Scalia, Scalia, Fisher, Freeman, Russell, U S Court of Appeals, Gadsden, Clarence Thomas