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Mayor Bill de Blasio said NYC will sue if Donald Trump goes forward with Muslim registry

  • On Monday, de Blasio told the anti-hate rally audience at Cooper Union Hall that the city will sue Trump if the proposed Muslim registry database comes to fruition.
  • The “Muslim registry” is reportedly being talked about with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach
  • It would require Muslims to register their name in a database for tracking purposes.
  • De Blasio, appearing with numerous influential faith and community leaders in NYC, also stood up for various communities in his remarks.

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Founded in the 1920′s as a security force for the Ku Klux Klan, The Black Legion were a white supremacist organisation, prevalent in the Midwest of the United States. By the mid-1930′s, they had accumulated 20,000 to 30,000 members, mainly lower-class Southern Protestant whites. They perpetrated violence predominantly against African Americans, who they felt had stolen their jobs while completely disregarding that they lacked any useful skills for said jobs. They also targeted Catholics, Jews, labor unions, farm cooperatives and fraternal groups.

On 12 May, 1936, the organisation kidnapped Charles A. Poole, a Works Progress Administration organiser. Poole, a French Catholic, had married a Protestant. They shot him dead and it was this murder that eventually led to their downfall. It is believed that they killed up to fifty people in Detroit alone.

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Larry Carlson

On my blog posts on contemporary artists are few and far in between, especially those of digital artists, but American artist Larry Carlson is certainly one worth mentioning. Involving himself in not just collage painting and photography, but also animation, sound design, and a number of other medias. Having a formal artistic education, Carlson studied painting and video-art Cooper Union School of Art, however much of what he now focuses on is self-taught. His works are influenced heavily with surrealism. With bright and vivid colours, Carlson’s works truly reflect his psychedelic mind-frame. Positioning of subject matter - which he has either photographed or digitally drawn himself - and colour are, quite obviously, signatures of his work as he aims to bend the viewer’s perception.

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Sun’s Out, Buns Out!

Adam Ashley-Cooper Chillaxes, But He Cannot Get His Mates To Smuggle For A Selfie In South Bend!

Smuggle On, Dudes!

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Henri Cole on what it’s like to see his poetry illuminated by the artist Jenny Holzer:

Seeing my poems projected in this way, onto landscapes and buildings, I feel that the words leap out from a different zone, where they are observed as much as read. Language is more direct, open, unself-conscious, precise, and human. It doesn’t belong to me anymore but to the atmosphere, and this makes me happy.

Read more about Holzer’s nighttime poetry projections. 

both on peter coopers birthday and on the appointment of someone really terrifying for the secretary of education would like to say how thankful i am for both my public school education and the free education the cooper union gave me. in our education system only the rich can afford to study disciplines that involve critical thinking. only the rich can afford to focus their education on the questioning and communication of their own experience. 


free education and arts education are really fucking important and need protection.

Happy birthday to the prolific artist Palmer Hayden!!!

In 1912, the Cooper Union alum joined the army’s black Company, 24th Infantry regiment, and was stationed in the Philippines before pursuing a career in fine arts. He was self-taught , known for capturing scenes of New York’s urban life and the rural South, and was the recipient of the first Harmon Foundation gold medal award for Distinguished Achievement.

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16.02 Après la minute Sex & the City, la minute architecture du jour !
Le New Museum de SANAA
La Sperone Westwater Gallery de Foster
Le Cooper Union de Morphosis