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Woody Allen

For a lot of commentators on all sides, the stakes far exceed the truth of Dylan Farrow’s accusation itself.

Advertisement for “Thames Town” development, Songjiang New City, Shanghai, China

The urbanization of China and infusion of Western forms amounts to a second Cultural Revolution.

Mark Ciavarella (left) and Sandy Fonzo (center) outside a courthouse

Robert May’s Kids for Cash, Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria, Razvan Radulescu’s Child’s Pose

Pete Seeger

Pete’s fingers can strum no longer, but, thanks to him, people around the world can have many “singing tomorrows.”

An installation view of Educational Complex (1995), by Mike Kelley

MFAs aren’t a problem: it’s artists being content with what they know.

Untitled (prisoner #389 of the Khmer Rouge), by Nhem Ein, 1975–79

The Brooklyn Museum’s massive show of war photography is a wasted opportunity.

Blogs

 A personal reflection on John Lennon's New York years.

December 7, 2010

 Music for giving thanks.

November 25, 2010

You can get anything you want at... or can you? Tim Graham thinks not.

November 23, 2010

 A look back on John Lennon's New York years.

November 22, 2010

A new collection from Bruce Springsteen, a defense of Nancy Pelosi and a fresh angle on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

November 18, 2010

Jay-Z backs the message, if not the rhetoric, of racial challenges to George Bush's record.

November 18, 2010

The Larry Sanders Show and the compromised administration of Obama.

November 4, 2010

The MSNBC host has brought the voices of working men and women to the fore and improved the discourse for the better. That's no defense for a "vile and inappropriate" choice of words. It is, however, why Schultz will continue to be a important contributor to the national debate.

October 26, 2010

American culture from Saul Bellows to Janeane Garofalo to NPR.

October 14, 2010

One of Obama's most famous fans reemerges for the midterms, but at a careful distance.

October 12, 2010