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Lucian Freud, 1922-2011

Lucian Freud, 1922-2011

07/21/11 10:16PM

Lucian Freud, one of the greatest painters anywhere, in any era, has died at age 88.Freud's lovely, ominous, sad, defiantly unsentimental portraits were somehow both startlingly modern and timeless. He managed to flatter his subjects by not flattering them. And while his art contemporaries surfed the waves of multiple –isms, Freud’s straightforward, people first approach may have made him the most radical of them all. read more

Hazy, heat lamps and humid

Hazy, heat lamps and humid

07/21/11 08:37PM

The high temperature in Chicago today was a balmy 101. One of the hottest days of summer, so far. And for workers striking outside the Park Hyatt hotel, the mercury reached even higher than that, when someone turned on the heat lamps. You know, the kind meant for winter. Or food.Hotel officials seem to be claiming it was all a silly mistake and handed out water to the picketers after the lamps were turned off. The timing of the turning off and the handing out? That all happened not long after management learned the media would soon be arriving. read more

This isn't a playground

This isn't a playground

07/21/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the states begin their foray into the debt ceiling debate,... watch

Heat, don't fail me now

07/21/11 06:34PM

Since it’s hot pretty much everywhere in the U.S —really nasty, sticky, is-that-smell-me? hot--- renowned meteorologist Rush Limbaugh helpfully asserts that the triple digit heat index is a liberal conspiracy designed to make everyone feel extra squishy. And really, how can anyone argue with that?Nodding in sweaty concurrence, the shadowy authorities at the Message Control Center issued further instructions in this secret, fake directive to their conservative minions.  read more

Ahead on the 7/21 Maddow Show

07/21/11 06:31PM

Tonight's guests include:Rep. Barney Frank, (D) Massachusetts, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee   Eugene Robinson, columnist for The Washington Post and msnbc political analyst   State Rep. Armond Budish, (D) Ohio, Democratic minority leaderHere's executive producer Bill Wolff with a look at what to expect tonight:   read more

Challenge: Fun with the Nixon archives

Challenge: Fun with the Nixon archives

07/21/11 04:31PM

The Nixon Library has released a new treasure trove of documents from the Nixon White House online. We here at TRMS spent a bit of time digging through them to see what nuggets we could find. One that stood out for me: Someone please tell me that song exists.Barring that, have at the documents and let us know in the comments what you find. read more

Deal or no deal?

Deal or no deal?

07/21/11 01:30PM

About an hour ago, the New York Times tweeted the news that President Obama and House Speaker Boehner might have a deal on saving America from economic calamity. And regardless of whether that report pans out, far be it for Speaker Boehner to give up seeming like a guy you can make a deal with. No! Pass the unpassable balanced budget amendment!We don't know whether this is true, either, but Reuters says a source says that ratings agency Standard & Poors is meeting with House freshmen Republican at 3 P.M. today. Maybe S&P can convince them that letting the U.S. read more

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