Sober in Sin City: Hedge funds focus on work at Las Vegas event

Sober in Sin City: Hedge funds focus on work at Las Vegas event

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A hedge fund industry gathering in Las Vegas this week was far less decadent than those of the past, as big money investors focused less on gambling and champagne-soaked “Sin City” celebrations and more on the grind of vetting fund managers. Hedge fund managers and investors meet at the Context Leadership […]

A Mexican Painter Changed by the City, Changes Art 

A Mexican Painter Changed by the City, Changes Art 

It’s not only the people one meets in a big city that can be inspirational. For artists, it’s often the work they see there. The Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo got acquainted with a number of artists the first time he moved to New York City in the 1920s, among them Reginald Marsh and Stuart Davis. But […]

Deir al-Zour: Syrian army retakes IS-held city as Iraqis also advance

Deir al-Zour: Syrian army retakes IS-held city as Iraqis also advance

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Syrian army has retaken Deir al-Zour, the last major stronghold of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, state TV says. Other reports said the Syrian army and its allies were clearing the last pockets of resistance from IS. IS had held most of the city since 2014. […]

New York City Activists Protest Chinatown Gallery Exhibit for Being “Racism Disguised as Art”

New York City Activists Protest Chinatown Gallery Exhibit for Being “Racism Disguised as Art”

Activists drop a banner reading “Racism disguised as art,” in front of the James Cohan Gallery in Chinatown. (WNV/Louis Chan) Artist Omer Fast’s crass, stereotypical mock up of a business in pre-gentrified Chinatown has finally left New York City. His transformation of the James Cohan gallery into a dingy, fake storefront with a waiting area […]