Artists and Writers as Activists: Remembering the McCarthy Hearings

Artists and Writers as Activists: Remembering the McCarthy Hearings by @marcstrausbooks #activists #artists #writers

I was just a pre-teen in the early 1950s, but I was old enough to remember quite vividly the McCarthy hearings on TV. In the midst of the Cold War, Senator Joseph McCarthy sought to identify Soviet spies and sympathizers who worked in the U.S. government and other high-profile industries, particularly Hollywood filmmaking and television. …

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How Remembering the Polio Epidemic Can Help Us Fight COVID

How Remembering the Polio Epidemic Can Help Us Fight COVID by @MarcStrausBooks #polio #COVID #pandemic

My forthcoming memoir, One Legged-Mongoose: Secrets, Legacies and Coming of Age in 1950s New York, covers the years when I was 10 to 12 years old, where I recall the height of the polio epidemic and the frightening experience of seeing an ambulance pull up to a neighbor’s house and a young girl is taken…

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Why the Global Art Market is Finally Changing

Why the Global Art Market is Finally Changing by @marcstrausbooks, M.D. #globalartmarket #art #market

Changes in the Global Art Market It was in the mid-1980s when the Guerrilla Girls started protesting the paucity of women artists at The Whitney Biennial and other prominent exhibitions. In the ensuing decades, much has been written about the far lower prices for works by women compared to men, and the lack of inclusion…

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