Tourists should be intrigued, no doubt. Maintenance folks and law enforcement, perhaps, not so much.
About 100 artists will gather at the Memorial’s reflecting pool Sunday to leave a mark, the dancer explains.
“The participants will trace an outline of their bodies with chalk and write a word or statistic inside the form. The result is a visceral, expressionistic, literary reminder of countless lives lost,” says Ms. Latarro, also founder of Artists Against Gun Violence, who are taking the show to six cities. Their motto: “All it costs is chalk.”
A TASTE FOR REDEMPTION
Despite Anthony D. Weiner’s dubious sexting scandal nearly two years ago, the former congressman from New York still has millions in campaign dollars left to spend. Mr. Weiner recently dropped $100K for a voter poll to help him determine if he should run for New York City mayor against four established candidates.
“The question is why Weiner is so eager to enter a race that seems so tough for him to win. There is the matter of the $4.3 million in the Anthony Weiner for Mayor war chest, plus about $1.5 million in public matching funds if he runs, which would make him one of the better-financed candidates in the race,” an unidentified political adviser told The New York Times in a lengthy story on Mr. Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, published Wednesday.
“Isn’t this about winning?” asks the adviser. “Or is this an attempt to get the scandal off the books? Then the next time he runs for something, he can say: ‘You know what? We talked about that last time. Aren’t we beyond that?’ If so, it’s not a crazy strategy.”
POLL DU JOUR
• 85 percent of Americans approve of taxpayers doing “whatever they can within the law” to minimize their personal taxes.
• 13 percent disapprove.
• 56 percent of Americans have an unfavorable impression of the federal tax system.
• 39 percent have a favorable impression.
• 49 percent have a favorable impression of the Internal Revenue Service.
• 48 percent have an unfavorable impression of the agency.
Source: An ABC News/Washington Post poll of 1,022 U.S. adults conducted April 3 to 7.