The State of Thing

An image of the painting "Gassed" by John Singer Sargent
Courtesy of David Lubin

World War I was called the "war to end all wars." And many artists expressed their frustration with or support of the war through paintings, sculptures, films and posters in the years following the conflict.

In his new book, "Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War" (Oxford University Press/2016), David Lubin shows two dozen artists' interpretation of World War I and how the war influenced popular media.

Movies on the Radio
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For the next installment of Movies on the Radio, The State of Things is asking, what is your 'forbidden film'? This could be a movie you weren't allowed to watch growing up, or a movie you don't want your children to see. 

Did you sneak into the theater as a kid to watch "Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom"? Or, as a parent, did you hide "Bambi" from your kids because of it's traumatic violence? 

A man out on a mission to hand his Walk [Your City] signage in Charleston.
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Lots of cities cater to populations that prefer to drive.