Vymyslicky said her daughter is just starting to get into comic books and thought Saturdays Free Comic Day was a great opportunity to introduce the exquisite drawings of the fantasy works to Alex.

Ive always read comics, said Vymyslicky, an artist herself. I am a big fan of the artwork. I wanted to bring my daughter in to get an appreciation of the work.

Steve Brown thought he would be one of those individuals drawing the intriguing figures bursting from the comic pages. However, after the art student learned how difficult the artistic creation of a comic book can be, he was looking for other career options.

Dear Editor,

The cartoon, which appeared in the Kaieteur News on Saturday 25th April, and the Stabroek News on Sunday 26th April, depicting several armed senior GDF officers, linking them to the incident on the Corentyne in 1973 and the death of Walter Rodney is puzzling to say the least. We in the Opposition are puzzled as to the source of the cartoon. In the case of the Stabroek News, there was a note to the effect that it was a paid advertisement, while there was no such indication in the case of the Kaieteur News. We must therefore ask, what was the intention of the cartoonist? I think that the intention was political and this is evident when it is examined.

Cartoons...

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Shares of Tenet Healthcare
(THC – Get Report) were gaining 1.2% to $50.10 in after-hours trading on Monday after the hospital operator beat analysts estimates for earnings in the first quarter.

Tenet Healthcare reported earnings of 67 cents a share for the first quarter, above analysts estimates of 32 cents a share for the quarter. Revenue grew 12.7% year over year to $4.43 billion for the quarter, above analysts estimates of $4.32 billion.

The company expects to report earnings of 15 cents to 64 cents a share for the second quarter, compared to analysts estimates of 37 cents a share for the quarter.

To critics, technical analysis is snake oil, purporting to find order in markets when none exists. New research says using charts as the basis for trading decisions actually works — when investors are at their least rational.

In a study titled “Sentiment and the Effectiveness of Technical Analysis,” researchers found that hedge funds that leaned on technical analysis beat their peers by an average of 5.3 percent per year during stretches when investor optimism was elevated. One reason: price momentum overwhelms influences like earnings and the economy in times of market euphoria.

The study, to be published in the Journal...

Contemporary art has evolved far beyond the classical European construct. Rather than adopting linear narratives, art has become tangential. The process of creation is often emphasized more so than creation itself. Artistic trends have become more daring as society gradually expands its conception of beauty. Through accepting the imperfect as beautiful, the definition of art is widened to encompass the unconventional, the abstract and even the perplexing.

The movement towards abstraction is logical. Stemming from the impressionist movement in the 19th century, abstraction is rooted in subjective interpretation. Anatomical correctness is, at times, sacrificed. Artists instead adopt...

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Dickman and Jordan Hummel, named king and queen of the Clyde High School Prom held at Kalahari Resort on May 2.

The theme was “A Night on the Nile,” said Kayla Gerber, prom adviser.

The after-prom was also held at Kalahari, with 275 students in attendance.

Library programs

Getting Started programs continue at the Clyde Public Library.

Frank Eachus, a publisher of trading cards in magic and history categories, will be at the Clyde Public Library at 6:30 pm May 5 to discuss the history and collecting of non-sport trading cards. Non-sport trading cards have been around for more than 100 years.

In recent years, more...

State health insurance exchange officials say the overhaul of their online enrollment system is proceeding on track, despite the recent departure of the chief technology officer.

Former technology chief Proteus Duxbury departed recently for another job at a time when Connect for Health Colorado is hurrying to build so it can test fixes to its problem-plagued online enrollment system before Nov. 15, officials confirmed Monday.

Duxbury, who began at Connect for Health in February 2014, has taken a position as managing consultant with London-based global PA Consulting Group. He was earning $165,000 a year at the exchange.

Employees working on resolving technology...

A Northwestern professor spoke about the role of competition in Latino-American literature at the Evanston Public Library on Thursday evening.

John Alba Cutler, an English professor who specializes in US Latino literature, spoke to the 10 attendees about the importance of competition and reward among Latino-American writers. The speech, titled “Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! Latino Literature and the Economy of Prestige,” touched on competition in the literary world as being both integral and antagonistic to the values of a writer.

Cutler’s talk was the last of the Evanston Northwestern Humanities Lectures series “Hecho in the USA.,” which focused on different...

Five distinguished Iowa insurance professionals will be honored on May 19 as the newest members of the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame. The 19th annual induction ceremony will be held at the Olmsted Center at Drake University. To be eligible for consideration, nominees must have an Iowa connection, serve as a role model for young people as well as others in the insurance business, exhibit the highest standards of ethical conduct, and have made a significant impact on the insurance industry. With the five newest inductees, 93 individuals will have been inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame since its creation in 1997.

Reservations for the 2015 annual dinner must be made by May 13 by contacting...

Looking Forward to the Past
NEW YORK, 11 MAY 2015

Unprecedented in its scope, depth and quality, Looking Forward to the Past offers a distinct and dynamic perspective on some of the greatest and most revolutionary artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, artists whose works and legacies form the basis for todays cutting-edge contemporary art.

This auction presents works created between 1902 and 2011. While it may be quite unexpected to offer works by Claude Monet and Urs Fischer in one sale, the auction is an attempt to illustrate the enduring dynamics at the root of artistic creation. The majority of 20th century artists were influenced by their predecessors, and through...