The art: Mitch Epstein, Gavin Coal Power Plant, Cheshire, Ohio, 2003. From the series "American Power," which Epstein made between 2003 and 2008. In 2009 he published the series in this must-own book.
The news: "Acid reflux? [Shenandoah] Valley waterways have an extra bite," by Spencer Dennis for the Staunton (Va.) News Leader. If you thought acid rain was a relic of the 1970s, think again.
The source: Tate, London. Lent by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of the North American Acquisitions Committee.