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The late Renaissance painter Jacopo Tintoretto created “really vigorous paintings with a lot of tumult and energy and surprise in them,” says Frederick Ilchman ’90, at center above, co-curator of “Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice,” which opened last week at the National Gallery of Art. Read more about the exhibition in The Washington Post.

Genomics pioneer Eric Lander ’78 applied his computational skills to shed light on the political issue of partisan gerrymandering and filed a brief in the North Carolina case heard by the Supreme Court last week. — NPR

Maria Ressa ’86, co-founder of a Philippine news site critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested again, this time on charges that her company violates laws regarding foreign ownership of the company. — The New York Times

President Donald Trump nominated Michael Kratsios ’08 to be the nation’s chief technology officer, filling a role that had been vacant since the start of the Trump administration. — The Hill

“In my ideal world, I’d want him to resign.”

— Vanessa Tyson ’98, who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault in 2004. Tyson, a political science professor at Scripps College, spoke with CBS’ Face the NationWatch the interview at

With nearly 10 million copies sold across print, digital, and audio formats, Michelle Obama ’85’s memoir, Becoming, is on track to be the best-selling biography on record. — The Wall Street Journal  

Howard Gordon ’84, showrunner for the television hit 24 and co-creator of Homeland, is developing a series for Apple’s new streaming service. — The Washington Post

After columnist Catherine Rampell ’07 questioned Federal Reserve Board nominee Stephen Moore’s attribution of a “commodity-price rule” to former Fed Chairman Paul Volker ’49, she went to Volker for clarification. — The Washington Post

Stephanie Spiers *14, co-founder and CEO of the “community solar” startup Solstice, won both the Impact Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Banana Republic No Boundaries Award at a recent celebration of women entrepreneurs. — ELLE

David Foster ’01, a former assistant U.S. attorney who serves as deputy general counsel of the National Basketball Players Association, was chosen for the Sports Business Journal “Forty Under 40.” — Sports Business Journal
Mariner Investment Group, an alternative-investment firm in New York, hired Curtis Arledge ’87 to serve as its chairman and CEO. — Institutional Investor

Kerry Brodie ’12, founder of the nonprofit Emma’s Torch, which provides culinary training for refugees and connects them with jobs in restaurant kitchens, was featured as a “CNN Hero.” — CNN

Astrophysicist Reina Reyes *11 returned home to the Philippines to become principal scientist for a multinational health-care company. — ABS-CBN News

Eugene Hillsman *10 *17, acting director of the city of San Francisco’s Office of Cannibus, discusses the first year of legal recreational marijuana in California. — KALW’s City Visions

Carter Cleveland ’09, CEO of Artsy, says the company’s new app aims to help people discover art in person and continue the experience online. — Architectural Digest

Lydia Fitzpatrick ’04’s Lights All Night Long was among the Los Angeles Times’ list of seven highly anticipated debut novels. — Los Angeles Times