Updated 6:08 am PDT, Sunday, May 19, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2018 file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters on the day after the midterm elections as Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm ending eight years of Republican control, in Washington. House Speaker Pelosi is being honored with the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Sunday evening, May 19, 2019. Pelosi is being recognized for her efforts to pass former President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and for helping Democrats reclaim control of the U.S. House during last year's elections. less FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2018 file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters on the day after the midterm elections as Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP … [Read more...] about Pelosi being honored with JFK Profile in Courage Award
NEW YORK (AP) — I.M. Pei, the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102. Pei’s death was confirmed Thursday by Marc Diamond, a spokesman for the architect’s New York firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. One of Pei’s sons, Li Chung Pei, told The New York Times his father had died overnight. Pei’s works ranged from the trapezoidal addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., to the chiseled towers of the National Center of Atmospheric Research that blend in with the reddish mountains in Boulder, Colorado. His buildings added elegance to landscapes worldwide with their powerful geometric shapes and grand spaces. Among them are the striking steel and glass Bank of China skyscraper in Hong Kong and the Fragrant Hill Hotel near Beijing. His work spanned decades, starting in the late 1940s and … [Read more...] about I.M. Pei, architect who designed JFK Library, dies at 102
Nearly two decades ago, an Indiana high school student won a national award from the John F. Kennedy Library for his essay about a little-known Vermont congressman. Out of more than 600 submissions, the Boston institution picked 18-year-old Pete Buttigieg as the winner of its 2000 Profile in Courage Essay Contest for his piece on then-Rep. Bernie Sanders, which praised the House’s sole Independent member for “giving me an answer to those who say American young people see politics as a cesspool of corruption, beyond redemption.” “I have heard that no sensible young person today would want to give his or her life to public service,” Buttigieg wrote. “I can personally assure you this is untrue.” That said, even Buttigieg admits he couldn’t have imagined how true those words would be. “There’s no way I would have guessed that I’d be in this situation,” he said in a recent interview on the podcast “Pod Save … [Read more...] about An 18-year-old Pete Buttigieg won a JFK Library essay contest. His subject was Bernie Sanders.
Michael H. Hodges Detroit News Fine Arts Writer Published 11:00 PM EDT Mar 27, 2019 It's not that Lawrence Schiller is precisely nostalgic for the golden age of photojournalism, which probably peaked sometime in the 1970s. It's just that the photographer and filmmaker thinks most contemporary coverage of politicians is, by comparison, stage-managed and flat compared to the best photos of the past. "Today the pictures all come out of press conferences," Schiller said, a reflection of the much-tighter control over image that characterizes 21st-century public relations. Schiller was speaking at the Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel last week before heading to Saginaw, where he was to attend the opening of the exhibition he curated for the Smithsonian Institution, "American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times." The show will be at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum through June … [Read more...] about JFK exhibition in Saginaw traces a lost era
Though his father, the late President John F. Kennedy, was only alive for a small part of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s life, the two shared a special bond. Almost 20 years after JFK Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette died in a plane crash en route to a Kennedy family wedding in Hyannis Port, ABC aired a two-hour primetime special Thursday night about the late son of John F. Kennedy. The special, titled “The Last Days of JFK Jr.,” included a segment on the loving relationship between father and son. Christopher Anderson, author of “The Day John Died,” told ABC News that it was fascinating to watch the president play with John John. “There was a bond between the two of them,” Anderson said. “John was definitely the apple of his eye.” The special also featured archival audio of JFK Jr. talking about some of his early memories of playing in the Oval Office, moments which were often captured by … [Read more...] about ABC News detailed the special relationship between JFK and JFK Jr.