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Artist Nate Hill is always picking at cultural scabs. Whether it is drug addiction, violence, alienation, sexism, or race, he’s poking his finger on wounds that solicit reactions by intentionally provoking his audience with deadpan directness.

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As rape allegations against Bill Cosby have continue to emerge this week, with a fifth and sixth woman stepping forward to publicly accuse the iconic comedian, the backlash has been swift. But Cosby’s collaboration with the art establishment remains alive and well.

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As might be expected, Marina Abramović’s new performance event at the Sean Kelly gallery, Generator, has attracted a healthy level of press coverage that is concomitant with her reputation.

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Earlier this month, workers in England broke ground on a $46 million memorial to extinct species.

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Post image for Another Boring List Praises the White Men of Art and Architecture

Hardly a day goes by on the internet without a publication releasing some kind of Important List. The latest is The New Republic‘s “100 Years 100 Thinkers,” a compendium prompted by the magazine’s centennial.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 16, 2014

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This week, net neutrality, photographic muzak, naïve techno-utopianism, Frank Lloyd Wright’s photographer, professional video game player superstars, crappy design, and more.

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Weekend Words: Little

by Weekend Editors on November 16, 2014

Pieter Bruegel the Elder,

A week after he was declared a lame duck, President Obama signed an unprecedented climate pact with China. But is it too little too late?

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The Metropolitan Museum has officially won the internet today.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 9, 2014

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This week, the case against repatriating cultural artifacts, British surrealists against fascism, Ai Weiwei on the internet, Isamu Noguchi’s playground, and more.

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Weekend Words: Lame

by Weekend Editors on November 9, 2014

Leonardo da Vinci,

It’s the second weekend of November, and President Obama is officially a lame duck.

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