300 Click for offerIn the early 2000s, Vladimir Putin began foiling the Russian democratic experiment. Everything he touched withered. Economic freedom became fodder for shameless corruption. Russia was no longer a country seeking redemption; it was a belligerent empire rebuilt. When Russia illegally annexed Crimea in 2014, tensions once again exploded between Moscow and America. My own cousins, with whom I grew up side by side, now barely speak to me. “We love you but not the country you’re in.” My choosing to live in the West has become exile. While Rassim helped start the careers of artists like Fahrelnissa Zeid, who became known for her large-scale abstract paintings, she still yearned to be recognized for her own artwork. It was a sentiment she expressed in 1919, when she organized a show of paintings in her home and was interviewed by the journalist Mehmed Zekeriya Sertel for Buyuk Mecmua magazine.
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BRAND ::SPORTS SCOTTYThis means that “Eureka Day,” which made its debut last year at the Aurora Theater Company in Berkeley, is not only one of the funniest plays to open this year, it is one of the saddest. The main forces driving the move this time are the rise of the millennial consumer and the technological transformation of 2007, when the smartphone — and many of the social media platforms it enabled — emerged, changing human interaction just when Gen Y was entering its majority.
“I do not support U.S. intervention, which is why I’m even more upset about the situation,” said Dilianna Bustillos, 30, a senior manager at Oracle who has been outside the embassy for eight days. “I think it’s hypocritical for an American group of people to be against intervention and then be in our embassy squatting.” Large men on the baseball field, too. But it wasn’t until he became teammates with the Braves star first baseman Freddie Freeman in Atlanta in 2015 that Maybin brought his embraces to the workplace. Instead of high fives or handshakes during games, Freeman hugs. Maybin said Freeman’s hugs — “he holds you, pulls you in, rests his head on your shoulder and takes a deep breath” — not only made him laugh but made him feel good, too.