Before he took his life to escape the ravages of ALS, a gentleman with a wicked sense of humor shared this thought about his neighbor: She is a woman of strong opinions—most of them wrong. A little wicked myself, I laughed but felt guilty afterward. Even so, the witticism was apt.
An art furor hangs over Dana Schatz’s painting, Open Casket, on display at the Whitney Museum Biennial in New York. The work depicts 14 year-old Emmett Till in his open casket after his brutal, 1955 murder in Mississippi, the consequences of a white woman’s false accusation