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

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

Soviet stamp of Salvador Allende, 1973

A new history of Chile is a wrestling match between fatalism and optimism.

LBJ

How the call to empathy helped mobilize a nation.

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.

Denise Levertov

Denise Levertov’s Collected Poems.

The Prager Zeile in Dresden, inspired by Le Corbusier's "unités d'habitation."

Do “smart” urban automation projects have more in common with Jane Jacobs or Le Corbusier?

Blogs

Much Ado About Nothing is great! Does it matter that its appeal depends on being a Whedon nerd?

June 14, 2013

Wayne Miller, a photographer who took controversial, long-suppressed photos in Hiroshima, dies at age 94.

May 28, 2013

The debate surrounding Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation is nothing new.

May 18, 2013

The think tank has long since compromised its intellectual integrity, yet the media continue to trumpet flawed reports like the latest one on immigration reform.

May 10, 2013

 Another unusual fact about MGM's planned 1947 film on Truman and the bomb.

May 5, 2013

With the opening of George W's presidential library, pundits are rushing to whitewash the memory of those years of folly.

April 26, 2013

In the wake of 9/11 and Boston, is it even possible to imagine a movie that makes civil liberties an integral part of its dramatic arc?

April 23, 2013

In 2013, a song like “I Touch Myself” is less shocking than it once was. But it is still revolutionary.

April 22, 2013

Press coverage is hasty, error-prone and frequently depressing—but it nonetheless plays a vital role in our society.

April 18, 2013

Cable TV’s top hit is used to justify every political point of view—right or left, pro-NRA or pro-gun control, even pro-sequester or pro-stimulus.

April 5, 2013