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By Carla Mainlawandcrime.com — When I heard about the massacre in Parkland and the severity of shooter Nikolas Cruz’s mental disabilities, my first thought was not about gun control, but about something much more mundane: “How did this disabled kid get his hands on money to buy a gun?”I have mentored young adult men on the autism spectrum as a Life-Coach at a New York City nonprofit. While each young man had varying levels of social and life skills, a common thread was difficulty understanding money.
newcriterion.com — It’s not every day one encounters glossy images of twentieth-century abstract paintings alongside illustrations of a monkey brain. Yet this is precisely the mash-up Eric Kandel successfully presents us with in his new book, in which he seeks to reconcile the cultures of art and science. Kandel, a Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine, says that our noggins fire in a special way when we look at abstract art. To prove his point, he brings neuroscience into the art museum.
By Carla Mainbol.bna.com — “We were the whipping boy of Wall Street,” said Ethan Klingsberg, a partner in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, recalling the tough road to closing the merger between the firm’s client, Family Dollar Stores Inc., and Dollar Tree Inc.