Maira Kalman's back on NYTimes.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

The wonderful Maira Kalman is writing and painting a new blog, “And the Pursuit of Happiness,” for NYTimes.com. New entries appear the final Friday of each month and include Kalman’s thoughts on American democracy. This first installment is especially divine: The Inauguration. At Last.

For more Maira, watch her TEDTalk:

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  • Ryan N commented on Apr 18 2009

    This is a wonderful painting made by a very innovative and thinker showing her idea or thoughts of American Democracy. Part of the Democratic Party,Tim Johnson, State Senator in South Dakota, is drawing fire from his opinions about payday loans or lending. He is advocating for regulation, but not an outright ban, on payday loans. Tim Johnson received campaign contributions from payday loan lenders, but he says it doesn’t affect his position. He purports that while regulating practices so that they aren’t predatory is a good aim, but ban first and ask questions later policies benefit nobody, least of all the consumer, as they will be driven to far worse alternatives. That is a wise stance on payday loans from Tim Johnson..