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The Case Against the Roberts Court
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Laurie Anderson’s Guantánamo Installation Goes Where Obama Fears to Tread
The US government has abdicated its role in prosecuting those responsible for torture following 9/11. It has fallen on civil society to take up the charge.
October 1, 2015
Why Has Criticism of the Whitney Been Unmoored?
It shouldn’t be surprising that the museum’s new building looks most like… a building.
September 24, 2015
The Politics of Bad Art
In whose service does a painter paint, or a critic criticize?
September 21, 2015
The Kiss (III)
A writer imagines a secret courtship before the advent of technology.
August 13, 2015
The Work of Art in the Age of Spectacular Reproduction
The Internet gives us an unearned relation to the present, and the visual art of JR is perfectly aligned with it.
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August 13, 2015
Acropolis for Sale
Art, anxiety, and the Greek crisis.
July 2, 2015
The 2015 Venice Biennale
Islands of meaning in a morass of incoherence.
July 1, 2015
Theo Bleckmann’s Bazaar
A vocalist as playfully experimental as Albert Ayler or Ornette Coleman.
June 2, 2015
An Experimental Life
Sonia Delaunay breathed art like others lived alcohol or crime.
May 11, 2015
Chris Burden and ‘The Other Vietnam Memorial’
Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.