Art collectors wield power beyond their awe-inspiring walls; collectors’ taste can determine which artists will be forever renowned, and which shall be forgotten. Richard Neumann’s collection highlights this; the works he bought were made by artists considered obscure today, but celebrated in earlier times. They only persist today because of his collection, even as his colleagues moved on to contemporary art.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here