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What do the ’80s post-punk band Liquid Liquid, faded family photographs, and Art Spiegelman have in common? All contributed to the creation of Richard McGuire’s latest graphic novel, Here.

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The Superscript conference convenes a diverse array of writers, editors, artists, curators, and theorists to address questions around online art publishing’s present and possible futures.

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The National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University has released its first Arts Vibrancy Index, a report that ranks the cultural vibrancy of communities across the country.

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Post image for Shepard Fairey Hawks “Radical Art Supplies” on ‘Portlandia’

“You wanna be radical? This is the radical store for you,” says Phil (Fred Armisen) of Shocking Art Supplies in a skit from a new episiode of Portlandia that features a guest appearance by street artist and branding guru Shepard Fairey.

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Post image for On Stage, as on Paper, David Foster Wallace Commands Your Attention

A supposedly and in fact fun thing I did this month was attend A (Radically Condensed and Expanded) Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, an experimental performance at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

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Post image for Entang Wiharso Mines the Discord in Indonesia’s Diversity

In a recent interview, the Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso proclaimed: “I depict the condition of humans who are often divided by complex, multilayered political, ethnic, racial, and religious systems: they co-exist yet their communication is limited and indirect.”

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Post image for At Long Last, Peru Gets a National Museum

Machu Picchu might be Peru’s most famous tourist destination, but the Inca ruins are just one of many cherished historical sites that have survived since ancient times, along with countless precious artifacts. Strangely enough, despite its rich cultural and artistic history, the country hasn’t had a large-scale national museum until now.

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Events

ArtRx LA

by Matt Stromberg on January 27, 2015

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There’s a fire sale of Larry Clark photos, a performance by legendary experimental rocker Kim Gordon’s new group, the beginning of a year-long celebration of Armenian culture, and so much more!

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Post image for A Historic Manuscript on Aztec Life Is “Virtually Repatriated”

One of the major textual resources on pre-Columbian Mexico is now online in a digital platform launched this month.

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Photo Essays

12 Marble Snowmen Laugh at Snowmageddon

by Vic Vaiana on January 27, 2015

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Serendipitously anticipating the city’s underwhelming blizzard, a troupe of marble snowmen — the latest installment in Swiss artist Peter Regli’s Reality Hacking series — was installed in Manhattan near Madison Square Park this past Sunday.

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