LONDON BIENNALE LAS VEGAS MARKS 10 YEARS WITH A VIRTUAL FESTIVAL OF ART BASED ON OUR CURRENT MASKED MOMENT
An unseen musician plucks a cello in a halting, haunting melody as a seemingly drunken cameraperson flits between images of the Mojave desert at sunrise and artist Brent Holmes dressed as a pantsless cowboy. He stands alone, among the brush and distant mountains, smokes a cigar, eats a peach and dances. In time with the music, handwritten phrases appear on the screen, such as “A gluttony unfulfilled” and “a denless coyote.” Watching Holmes’ video performance piece “Abraxes” is like watching a poem come to life.
Post-COVID worship to include more technology, slow return to ritual
Communion from a common cup. Handshakes and hugs. Even meeting for coffee and doughnuts after the service. All are worship practices that have disappeared over the past six months as the coronavirus pandemic hit Southern Nevada.
Featured Expert Michael Ian Borer Associate Professor, Sociology
The White House Killed a USPS Plan To Send Free Masks to Every American Household in April
An unpublished press release from the United States Postal Service details an early plan to distribute 650 million face masks beginning in April. The plan, blocked by the Trump administration, would have provided five reusable cotton face masks to every American household. Orleans and Jefferson parishes in Louisiana would have been the first areas to receive face coverings, with deliveries then going to King County, Washington; Wayne County, Michigan; and New York, reports the Washington Post.
Featured Expert Brian Labus Assistant Professor, School of Public Health