This week, the state of artist studios, doxxing mania, startup slavery, Zwirner talks to Charlie Rose, fetishizing slums, where people read most, best graffiti of the week, and more.Continue Reading →
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This week marked the opening of the last Whitney Biennial before the museum exits its historic Marcel Breuer building, as well as the last Brucennial, courtesy of the Bruce High Quality Foundation, before it exits the scene for good.Continue Reading →
SAN FRANCISCO — At San Francisco’s annual Dickens Fair, I learned about the work of Darren Way, whose Dangerous Puppets creations feature fanciful characters and bizarre imagery bordering on the fantastical and grotesque.Continue Reading →
This week, tensions in Ukraine mount, responsibility of architects, aestheticizing politics, Spike Lee’s gentrification rant, Ai Weiwei on the internet’s influence on his work, and much more.Continue Reading →
Today’s New York Times Magazine brings news from the forefront of the de-extinction movement, which hopes to use genome-editing technology to revive lost species, including “an Australian frog, extinct for 30 years, that gave birth through its mouth.”Continue Reading →
Ronald McDonald + Something Violent and Crazy (Like Money) = SHOCKContinue Reading →
Presidents have painted before, but that doesn’t make this denunciation any less earned. Bush’s diplomacy was bloody, criminal, and disastrous; his “personal diplomacy” is of the same murderous hand.Continue Reading →
LOS ANGELES — Shopping is a mundane, ecstatic experience. Enter any mall that’s filled with sparkly goods and products and suddenly we feel like ourselves but amplified.Continue Reading →
SAN FRANCISCO — The day before the WhatsApp acquisition was announced, I was just using the app. It’s one of many mobile messaging platforms I use, along with Viber, Line, and WeChat. I used WhatsApp to chat with friends as far away and diverse as Southeast Asia, East Africa, and Western Europe, and with all the other short-messaging apps, I’m regularly chatting with a good chunk of the world.Continue Reading →
If you are a woman writer who uses the internet, there’s a good chance you spent at least some portion of yesterday looking at (or bookmarking for later) the new VIDA count. For those unfamiliar with it, the VIDA count is an annual tally of the gender gap at literary publications.Continue Reading →