Literary Previews: The Paris Review – Spring 2022

Views: Jennifer Packer – ‘The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing’ (Whitney)

Join Jane Panetta, the Nancy and Fred Poses Curator and Director of the Collection, as she discusses key works from Jennifer Packer’s exhibition of paintings and drawings.

Jennifer Packer is an American painter living and working in New York City. In 2020, she won the Hermitage Greenfield Prize and the Rome Prize. Packer won the Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome 2020-2021. 

Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing was initiated by Serpentine and curated by Melissa Blanchflower, Curator, Exhibitions and Public Art with Natalia Grabowska, Assistant Curator. The presentation at the Whitney is organized by Rujeko Hockley, Arnhold Associate Curator, and Jane Panetta, Nancy and Fred Poses Curator and Director of the Collection, with Ambika Trasi, Curatorial Assistant.

Nature View: Bald Eagles Soar In New York City

Bald eagles were nearly extinct in New York City due to environmental factors such as pollution and pesticides. Michael George spoke to an urban park ranger sergeant who participated in the two-decade effort to bring the birds back to the city.

The bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle, which occupies the same niche as the bald eagle in the Palearctic. 

Cover Preview: Harper’s Magazine – April 2022

Nordic Views: Sisu – The Finnish Art Of Swimming

Finland is a swimmer’s paradise and residents take to the water year-round. In colder months the practice often involves carving a hole into ice – a demonstration of “sisu”, the unique Finnish concept of fortitude in the face of adversity. Monocle joins journalist Katja Pantzar on an icy dip, to explore the mindset that dates back more than 500 years. Discover more stories and ideas from the region with ‘The Monocle Book of the Nordics’, available now from The Monocle Shop: https://monocle.com/shop/product/2066…

Political Analysis: Putin’s Repression, Commodity Chaos, China Backs Russia

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, why Vladimir Putin is resorting to repression at home; (10:15) how war and sanctions have caused commodities chaos; (16:35) and why Xi Jinping has placed a bet on Russia.

Island Views: Koh Nang Yuan In Thailand (4K)

Ko Nang Yuan is a small island in Thailand very close to Ko Tao. It is famous for its diving spots and its great snorkeling beach. Many day trippers come from the islands of Ko TaoKo Pha Ngan and Ko Samui, as well as from Surat Thani and Chumphon on the Thai mainland.

Morning News: On The Ground In Kyiv, Australia Floods, Grammar School

Our correspondent finds Ukraine’s capital already accustomed to an eerie war footing. People are getting married and playing music, even as medicine runs out and a new volunteer army braces for fighting.

Australia’s barely fathomable floods show freakish weather is becoming increasingly common there. And the case for reforming how grammar is taught.