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White Supremacy’s Strange Skittles Obsession

by Hrag Vartanian on September 20, 2016

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The US Presidential election cycle has become a hotbed of coded memes and imagery.

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Marc Jacobs committed the most blatant act of cultural appropriation at this month’s New York Fashion Week.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on September 18, 2016

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This week, CATS in the London tube, Shriver’s cultural appropriation heard around the world, Clinton’s white supremacy explainer, normalizing Trump, Gawken, and more.

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Weekend Words: Stair

by Weekend Editors on September 18, 2016

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn,

“History is only the pattern of silken slippers descending the stairs to the thunder of hobnailed boots climbing upward from below.”

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Saying Goodbye to Tamir Rice’s Gazebo

by Diana Sette on September 16, 2016

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CLEVELAND — Shingle by shingle, a crew of workers began the three-day process of taking apart the gazebo at the Cudell Recreation Center where sixth grader Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police within two seconds of their arrival.

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We’ve become accustomed to the usual art institution social media feeds that remind us of artist birthdays, collection highlights, upcoming events, and the other static in our art-filled lives. OK, that’s harsh, but you know what I mean.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on September 11, 2016

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This week, the US flag and Black protest art, walking into a rainbow, Obama’s cold shoulder to the arts, a first look at the collection of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and more.

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Weekend Words: Moderate

by Weekend Editors on September 11, 2016

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“Extremism in the pursuit of the Presidency is an unpardonable vice. Moderation in the affairs of the nation is the highest virtue.”

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Black Women Artists Bear Witness in Red

by Seph Rodney on September 6, 2016

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First you see red. Red halts the traffic. An undulant corpus of red women crosses the Bowery and flows toward the New Museum, breaks into an arc and then a circle

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on September 4, 2016

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This week, the dawn of the Anthropocene, the true story of Bob Ross, Stuart Davis, Grangerizing, the future of “the American dream,” the Dismal Swamp, and much more.

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