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A shot from Postcards From Pripyat, Chernobyl, by Danny Cooke

Danny Cooke’s Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl summons a lost history of familiar and alien dreams.

This Oscar-nominated doc is all about well-meaning Americans—with nothing about the indiscriminate US firepower that destroyed much of the country.

Reda Kateb (left) and Viggo Mortensen in Loin des hommes

Today, Albert Camus is still alive but changed, thanks to the art of David Oelhoffen and Kamel Daoud.

Singing the standards on Shadows in the Night, Bob Dylan employs his own flaws to beautiful effect.

Mary Weatherford, La Noche (2014)

MoMA’s “Forever Now” trumpets art with a shallow sense of tradition.

Taylor Mac performs at New York Live Arts, January 2015

A musical project of maddening ambition unearths—and invents—a gay history of America.

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Songs about war and attendant suffering cut across all musical genres.

May 22, 2015

A new movie from Andrew Niccol stars Ethan Hawke as a pilot fighting terrorists from the ’burbs of Las Vegas.

May 15, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

In this week’s Altercation Eric honors artists and writers whose careers have stood the test of time.

May 5, 2015

The May Day occupation is part of an escalating campaign to get the Guggenheim to end the exploitation of migrant workers at the museum's Abu Dhabi site.

May 4, 2015

The Nation's critic in 1931 said the museum would abet the snobbery that believes "American painting is a second-rate affair."

April 27, 2015

This week's Altercation includes reviews of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's tributes to music icons and the darkly comedic Broadway hit Hand To God.

April 23, 2015

The best live shows, audiobooks and Eric's funeral playlist: it's all inside today's Altercation.

April 14, 2015

The best response to the new Daily Show host’s sexism would be to put more women in the writers’ room.

March 31, 2015

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015