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March 17, 2017

The New Shape of Things: Our Social Media Roundup

Two months into the Trump era, disorientation is giving way to new patterns, shapes and colors. Edges are harder. Surfaces are rougher. If green reflected the the Obama period, paint today red. Or, a dark shade of red, white and blue. Or just dark and dim. Protesters, having migrated to DC after having been evicted from Standing Rock, are making their own triangular punctuations in the landscape. The rectangular tombstone evokes religious desecration — as well as the looming threat to a free press. A venn diagram on International Women’s Day illustrates women at the heart of “all others.” And Nick Oza’s photo of long, straight-necked ostriches juxtaposed with the American flag, is as good a commentary on America’s myopia as a thousand lemmings.

Teepees are seen near the Washington Monument on Wednesday March 08, 2017 in Washington, DC. People were gathering leading up to a march against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Photo: AFP/Getty Caption: Teepees stand near the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2017 at the start of a four-day protest against the Dakota Access pipeline and US President Donald Trump which will culminate in a march to the White House on March 10.

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