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Can a painting go viral, especially one from 1935? One of the pleasures of Michiko Kakutani's (the NYT book reviewer's) Twitter feed is that she often posts reproductions of paintings or photographs with no accompanying message. Yesterday, she tweeted Grant Wood's "Death on the Ridge Road." Joyce Carol Oates promptly retweeted that the painting had been used on the cover of her book, Telling Stories: An Anthology for Writers.
Posted by Be the BQE at 5:20 AM
Friday, November 11, 2016
The plaque on the memorial reads:
ERECTED AND AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED TO THE MEMORY OF THE HEROIC MEN AND WOMEN OF CONCORD, STATEN ISLAND, AS A TRIBUTE TO THE SELF SACRIFICING SPIRIT THAT THEY DISPLAYED IN THEIR COUNTRY'S SERVICE DURING THE MOMENTOUS YEARS OF 1941-1945.
"MAY GOD'S BLESSINGS REST UPON THEM."
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Posted by Be the BQE at 5:50 AM