Brolly Umbrella Frees Thumbs for Texting
By GREGORY SCHMIDT
Addressing poor umbrella design, the Brolly has a handle with an ergonomic, four-finger grip that frees your thumb to text.
GRAPHIC:Inside the Keurig Vue V700, a Single-Serve Coffee Maker
Sometimes, one cup of coffee is just enough. First introduced in 1998, Keurig's machines run water through small packs to make one cup of coffee - or other beverages, including hot chocolate and tea.
ART REVIEWIn Electric Moments, History Transfigured
By ROBERTA SMITH
"Rising Up," a show at 80WSE Gallery at N.Y.U., is devoted to six striking murals by Hale Woodruff, depicting moments in African-American history, as well as other works by the artist.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediamurals, paintings, and prints. One example of his work, the three-panel Amistad Mutiny murals (1938), can be found at Talladega College in Talladega County, Alabama. The murals, commissioned and painted during the Great Depression, are entitled: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa, portraying events related to the slave revolt on the Amistad. Located in Savery Library, they depict events on the ship, the U.S. Supreme Court trial, and the Mende people's return to Africa.
The library also has a portrayal of the ship as part of the lobby floor. Local tradition at the college prohibits walking "on" the ship, despite its central location. In addition, the library has other Woodruff murals depicting other events from African-American history, including student registration at the college after the American Civil War.
Born in Cairo, Illinois, he studied at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis and at Harvard University.