Hrag Vartanian

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 13, 2016

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This week, the oldest photo of New York, galleries and museums and money, troubles at the Picasso estate, first dates for conceptual artists, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 6, 2016

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This week, Eli Broad and LA charter schools, Calatrava’s new Manhattan boondoggle, selfie politics, Umberto Eco and Donald Trump, and more.

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If you thought the Eurocentric gods may have been toppled from their comfortable perches at the top of Mt. Met, you’ll be sorely disappointed.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on February 28, 2016

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This week, the whiteness of power in the US, Minnesota’s racist State Capitol paintings, black women and the Oscars, poet Eileen Myles defends Hillary Clinton, does eastern Congo need an art gallery, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on February 21, 2016

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This week, Paul Allen’s art collection, Robert Caro talks, copyediting Donald Trump, critics of color in February, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on February 14, 2016

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This week, MoMA’s museum guard dog, Damien Hirst does Queen Elizabeth II, Philadelphia’s hidden graff corridor, a profile of Daniel Clowes, Pee-Wee Herman talks about his art influences, and more.

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Post image for Plastic Bongs, Chinese Mini-Zines, and Endless Labors of Love at the LA Art Book Fair

The fair is a cornucopia of art-world rarities, oddities, and editioned experiments at every turn.

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Opposing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement takes away the only effective nonviolent leverage that Palestinian society currently has.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on February 7, 2016

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This week, 100 jokes that shaped modern comedy, the information of critic Lawrence Alloway, critics of China are not safe, giant dancing bears on Twitter, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on January 31, 2016

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This week, global warming and archaeology, Barbie’s new looks, Christine Chubbuck’s mysterious suicide footage, photos that got a photographer banned from North Korea, drone racing, and more.

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