Hrag Vartanian

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 30, 2015

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This week, college and the market, foundations funding inequality, MoMA by the numbers, 1-star Yelp reviews of US national parks, and more.

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Instagram has broken its self-imposed mold and is now allowing users to bypass the square photo format in favor of landscape and portrait-oriented images.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 23, 2015

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This week, a profile of the family benefiting from a wealthy San Francisco art school, new science fiction about climate change, a shamed Getty curator tells her story, Belize’s art revolution, a pomo architecture hater, and more.

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Today, it was officially announced that British artist Banksy has constructed a dystopian riff on Disneyland in a derelict seaside resort in Weston-super-Mare, England.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 16, 2015

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This week, the death of the US dance critic, Black Lives Matter at the Venice Biennale, James Baldwin’s FBI file, “Happy Birthday”‘s copyright shenanigans, and more.

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On Sunday, artists participating in and attending the 2015 Venice Biennale launched a campaign titled “Artists’ Letter for Palestine.”

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Perhaps it’s a sign that paper money has entered its late rococo period as the revolution of digital currency makes bills feel as arcane as fax machines, but there’s been a recent burst of creativity as designers and artists are tackling banknotes as a medium.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 9, 2015

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This week, considering Hiroshima 70 years later, museums as publishers, the myth of a Brooklyn exodus, Ferguson’s radical knitters, popular vape flavors, and more.

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Yesterday the Gulf Labor Coalition, which is an official participant of the central exhibition of the 2015 Venice Biennale, and the G.U.L.F. (Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction) group staged a variety of protest actions at the international exhibition.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 2, 2015

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This week, 35 women tell their Bill Cosby stories, reflecting on memory in the internet age, how are performance artists paid, white privilege in Baltimore’s music scene, and more.

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