Jonathan Jones writes on art for the Guardian and was on the jury for the 2009 Turner prize
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Obama Shakes Hands with Raúl Castro, In Perfect Homage to His Hero Mandela
Barack Obama was truly eloquent at the rainswept memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Soweto. He spoke words of power and depth and passion – and he spoke with a gesture, too.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Photographing the Great Depression, Then and Now
Faces from the Great Crash of 1929 and its aftermath are haunting the 21st century. Wall Street brokers fleeing the trading floor in panic, or putting their cars on sale because they are suddenly broke, appear in old black-and-white photographs beside analyses of the current state of the markets composed by sombre authorities.