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Jackson Pollock painting Autumn Rhythm: Number 30, 1950. Photograph by Hans Namuth. © ESTATE OF HANS NAMUTH PHOTO COURTESY POLLOCK-KRASNER HOUSE AND STUDY CENTER

This year’s “Art in Focus” lecture series commences with discussion on “Jackson Pollock and Jazz”

Natasha Nelson October 17, 2020
The fourth annual “Art in Focus” lecture series began with a presentation delivered by art historian Helen A. Harrison that explored the role of jazz as a possible influence in the work of abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock.
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The negative stigma attached to weed is the driving force behind biased misconceptions. STATESMAN FILE

The societal prejudice against marijuana

Matthew Boose March 11, 2014
Music thumping, bodies sweating, people vomiting – this is a familiar scene to most college students. The drug-fueled party is a fixture in almost every American college. At these events, the real life of the party is alcohol, derived from Arabic al-kuhul, the definitive social lubricant, a drug as ancient as civilization itself.
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