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Amjad Nasser, a leading Jordanian poet, novelist, and journalist, was denied entry to the United States earlier this week, the Arab Lit blog reported.

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FLEX IT! My Body My Temple

FLEX IT! My Body My Temple is a living exhibit that evolves with participation. On view through January 10, 2015 at The Parthenon Museum and Centennial Park, FLEX IT! addresses obesity prevention through a series of socially engaged works designed to extend the museum experience to the park grounds on which it sits.

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“Fashion” can be characterized as many things: a business, a craft, a lifestyle. At its core, though, it’s a visual culture that embodies one very important quality: transfiguration.

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Music

A Concussive Experiment in Metal Noise

by Allison Meier on October 1, 2014

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Jamie Stewart, of the band Xiu Xiu, describes how he and artist Danh Vō started to collaborate as “amorphous,” with Vō having incorporated some of Stewart’s lyrics from “Fabulous Muscles” into his visual art.

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You might say that Antoni Gaudí was an architect of the cloth. From 1883 until his death in 1926, the Catalonian master oversaw the construction of the Roman Catholic basilica Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain.

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NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial is the closest thing you’ll find to a crowd-sourced exhibition on view in New York right now — perhaps anywhere.

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Witches and wicked bodies is on view at the British Museum

Whether you imagine a witch as a monstrous Macbeth conjuror, or a more innocuous pointy-hatted character riding a broomstick, it’s likely the visuals of art have something to do with it.

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NYC's apexart will accept submissions for their Unsolicited Proposal Program

On October 1, apexart opens its NYC Unsolicited Proposal Program, a call for exhibition proposals from anyone, anywhere, with any background.

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Reactor

What, Exactly, Is Censorship?

by Mostafa Heddaya on September 30, 2014

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Last week, the controversial production “Exhibit B” was canceled by the City of London’s Barbican Centre, which issued a statement decrying the “profoundly troubling” protests that “silence artists and performers.”

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The 50 Year Argument, Martin Scorsese’s new documentary about The New York Review of Books, uses the same opening-sequence footage as another film about life in the Big Apple: West Side Story.

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