Summer arts events in (or around) SRQ

Summer arts events in (or around) SRQ

  Finding things to do in the SRQ area can be difficult, especially in the off-season or for students who haven’t stayed in Sarasota for the summer before. Here is an assortment of concerts and museums in the SRQ area...
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Macron’s victory in French election reveals French  attitudes toward the EU and globalization

Macron’s victory in French election reveals French attitudes toward the EU and globalization

Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election marked the end of the most contentious and polarizing election season in the history of the Fifth Republic. Macron and his independent centrist party En Marche! defeated Marine Le Pen and the...
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So Florida legalized medical marijuana, what now?

So Florida legalized medical marijuana, what now?

  After over $11 million, three years and one failed attempt, Amendment 2 was passed on November 8, 2016 with 71.3 percent of Florida voters in support of the bill. Medical marijuana officially became legal in Florida on January 3,...
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French marijuana policy in the wake of the presidential elections

French marijuana policy in the wake of the presidential elections

With four out of the five of this year’s French presidential candidates in favor of marijuana reform – and one, Benoît Hamon, advocating for full legalization – the future of marijuana policy reform in France seems to be moving toward...
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Canada proposes the  federal legalization of  marijuana

Canada proposes the federal legalization of marijuana

Canada has recently proposed a bill that intends to legalize recreational marijuana use and possession for all individuals over the age of 18 by July 2018. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ran his 2015 campaign with the promise to legalize marijuana...
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“Frida Kahlo’s legacy: exploring gender in art and art history” @ Feminist Fridays

“Frida Kahlo’s legacy: exploring gender in art and art history” @ Feminist Fridays

Assistant Professor of Art History Katherine Brion gave a talk entitled “Frida Kahlo’s legacy: Exploring gender in art and art history” during the Feminist Friday event on April 14. First given by Brion at the Dalí Museum of Art in...
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Nationalism in a supranational community: the rise of populist politics in Europe

Nationalism in a supranational community: the rise of populist politics in Europe

The recent resurgence in nationalist rhetoric in the United States under the Trump presidency has been analogous with a similar resurgence in populist political parties and anti-Europeanization promises in key EU states like France and Germany. Europeanization...
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Dutch rejection of Wilders serves as a positive barometer for the outcome of nationalist parties in Europe

Dutch voters turned out in record numbers to reject the nation’s far right, nationalist candidate Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom on March 15. The 2017 election garnered more international attention than any election in recent Dutch history and...
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Sarasota ballet honors influential choreographer with ‘A Tribute to Ashton’

The Sarasota Ballet honored the influential 20th century choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton with three performances of “Scènes de ballet” and “The Two Pigeons.” The shows took place on March 10 and 11 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Sir...
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Kahlo @ the Dalí: A biographic account of the artist through self-portraiture

Kahlo @ the Dalí: A biographic account of the artist through self-portraiture

The Dalí Museum of Art in St. Petersburg has organized a Frida Kahlo retrospective in an attempt to chronicle the life and work of the artist whose highly personal self-portraits reveal both her immense technical talent and her emotional intensity....
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