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Nicole Eisenman (SHS '83) Wins the 2020 Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundation Prize

Artist Nicole Eisenman has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Suzanne Deal Booth/FLAG Art Foundation Prize, which includes a $200,000 cash award, a catalog and a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Austin and at FLAG in New York.

“I would describe her as being one of the most important painters of our generation,” said Louis Grachos, the executive director and chief executive of the Contemporary Austin, in a telephone interview. “Part of the excitement we have for this prize is it’s so focused on the artist’s ability to create new work.”

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Carolyn Strauss (SHS '81), ‘Game Of Thrones’ Reclaims Crown With Emmy Best Drama Win

HBO’s powerhouse Game of Thrones returned to the Primetime Emmy Awards after a year away and picked up where it left off, scoring its third Outstanding Drama Series win in four years. The victory came for the fantasy series’ Season 7. It is wrapping its run with Season 8 beginning in 2019.

The win in the night’s final and biggest category helped HBO tie Netflix with 23 total awards this Emmy season, after Netflix had topped HBO in total noms for the first time.

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Are you the next President of the Scarsdale Alumni Association?

The SAA is looking for its next leader.

Ten years ago my mom walked up to a booth at the Scarsdale Village fair. The booth was attended by Page Bramley (SHS ‘38) and a couple of other volunteers. Page was the founder of the Scarsdale Alumni Association, she had started it 20 years earlier from Boca Raton, FL. She was 85 years-old but had the energy of a 30 year-old. She shared the mission of the organization with my mom, and hours following their exchange I learned that I had been volunteered on the spot.

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Astronomer and former astronaut Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman's (SHS '62) career

Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman, a Brooklyn-born astronomer and former astronaut who has flown to space five times, joins forces with seven elite astronaut storytellers in National Geographic’s ONE STRANGE ROCK, executive produced by Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures and Jane Root’s Nutopia. Sharing his unique observations of Earth from space, Dr. Hoffman ponders the magical twists of fate that have allowed life to emerge, survive and thrive only on Earth, as we know it.

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Is TV moving away from antiheroes? Game of Thrones producer, Carolyn Strauss (SHS '81), speaks out

An antihero is a central character in a story who lacks traditional heroic characteristics, and Game of Thrones is full of them. Jaime Lannister, Arya Stark, the Hound, Theon Greyjoy…maybe even Cersei if you squint a little; all of them are major players in our favorite drama, and all of them have done some very questionable things.

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Tom Rogers (SHS '72) Named Chairman Of Ad Tech Company Captify

UPDATE: Forbes got a fact wrong in this story. Although Tom is the Chairman of Captify, Captify is just one of several companies Tom is an Executive Chairman or Chairman of. He oversees a portfolio of companies in the media/tech space. He is not operating from the Captify offices.

Captify, a UK-based adtech company that’s making a splash Stateside with deep-dive search intelligence, will announce Monday that it has named Tom Rogers, the peripatetic media executive, who led TiVo for over a decade and founded CNBC, as its chairman.

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Heather Howard’s (SHS '86) Journey in Politics and Policy

SAAA_copy.jpgReaders old enough to have been politically aware in 1968 will probably recognize the slogan “HHH in ’68!”  Hubert H. Humphrey lost his bid for the presidency that year to Richard Nixon. But Humphrey was not the only triple H political figure on the scene then. Princeton Councilwoman Heather Harding Howard, lecturer at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, faculty affiliate of the Center for Health and Wellbeing, and director of State Health and Value Strategies, was born that year. And she owns a couple of “HHH in ’68” posters to commemorate that fact.

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Claribel Cone Solo Painting Show

AA.pngDon't miss Claribel Cone (SHS '65) solo painting show this April 2018 at French Designer Jeweler. 

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Three Identical Strangers': The True Story of Triplets Separated at Birth

New York, 1980: Three complete strangers—Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, and David Kellman—make the astounding discovery that they are identical triplets. Separated at birth, adopted, and raised by three different families, the 19-year-olds are reunited by chance. Their story sets the tabloids on fire, and the triplets suddenly become famous around the world.

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"I ditched Facebook in 2013, and it's been fine" - Douglas Rushkoff (SHS '79)

You can ditch Facebook. It's OK. You will survive. And not only will you get through it, but your life will get better.

This month's revelations that Facebook had sold, released or lost control of millions of users' data has left many people wanting out -- but wondering whether they can leave the social media platform they and hundreds of millions of others around the globe depend on.

I'm here to tell you can.
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