This week, the Statue of Liberty’s Muslim origins, Martin Wong in the Bronx, CNN’s objectivity lie, Jackson Pollock’s prints and drawings, antiquities on eBay, why audio doesn’t go viral, and more.Continue Reading →
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This week the Brooklyn Museum played host to the 6th Annual Brooklyn Real Estate Summit despite criticism from anti-gentrification activists.Continue Reading →
Dear Frank Stella,
Your object-paintings choke me.
This week, Paris > Beirut, Goya’s portraits, robber barons and looting, street art and gentrification, and more.Continue Reading →
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended himself this week against charges from the media that he did not try to stab another teenager in his youth.Continue Reading →
On Monday, Amadeo Modigliani’s “Nu couché” (Reclining Nude), a 1917 painting of a woman sprawled naked on red bedding, fetched $170.4 million at Christie’s.Continue Reading →
This week, glorious space photos, Ben Carson’s Jesus kitsch, rich people trying to get a tax write-off, the Whitney Museum’s original sin, Jeff Wall’s insecurities, and more.Continue Reading →
Spectre, the 24th film in the “seemingly unkillable” (in the words of Manohla Dargis) James Bond franchise, opened this weekend, furthering the adventures of the most famous secret agent of them all.Continue Reading →
This week, the origins of color, what art museums today should look like, a guide to feminist cybersecurity, a tax safe haven for selfish art collectors, emoticons as court evidence, and more.Continue Reading →
“Driven by fears that an aging population could jeopardize China’s economic ascent,” writes Chris Buckley in The New York Times, “the Communist Party leadership ended its decades-old ‘one child’ policy on Thursday, announcing that all married couples would be allowed to have two children.”Continue Reading →