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What the F Are We Reading? April 19-25

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Keeping You Up-To-Date on What the F Staff is Reading Online


The Art Institute Has Just Received the Largest Gift of Art in Its History

The collection, previously owned by local philanthropists Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, is valued at $400 million and includes artworks by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Cindy Sherman.


Andy Warhol, "Self-Portrait," 1964

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1964


Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments is Setting the Minimum Wage at His Company at $70,000

This credit card processing company is literally doubling the salaries of many employees to combat wage gaps and discrepancies in the U.S. Don’t you wish you worked here?


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This is the Best Coffee Table Book EVER

This new book, Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana , is a beautifully designed A-Z guide with photos of different strains that could easily hang next to your favorite artists’ work.


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Photo by Erik Christiansen via


Did You Know that NYC’s Central Park Was Made Possible By Taking Land from African-American and Irish Land Owners?

By the time New York City decided it needed a park to keep up with cities in Europe, there was not enough land in the city left. How did they manage? By taking away land owned by minorities and immigrants.


An Artist in Kansas City Wants To Switch a Famous Sculpture at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with a Run-Down House

The switch would create and interesting and crazy way of bringing attention to the city’s inequalities.


Photo Courtesy of A. Bitterman via

Photo Courtesy of A. Bitterman via


Nearly 1 in 10 Americans Have Anger Issues and Most Have Easy Access to Guns

This article from the Washington Post claims that a compromise to gun control laws would be to take access to guns away from the kind of dangerous people who might use a gun to do harm.


Octopus Photographers are the Next Big Thing

An octopus in New Zealand has been given a camera and trained to use it. Now, you can pay to have your portrait done.


Rambo the Octopus via

Rambo the Octopus via


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