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Jeff Koons on Charlie Rose

When last we visited Charlie Rose, he was baffling Richard Serra by asking the artist hypothetical questions about being himself. Last night Rose had another Monumental Male Artist on the show, Jeff Koons — because, as Rose says, Koons is “having a moment.”

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 27, 2014

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This week, defining “public,” the Mona Lisa of digital art, the most modern curator, Baffler online, white flags over Brooklyn, the Chinese role in WWI, Americans eligible for Man Booker prize for the first time, and more.

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Weekend Words: Mess

by Weekend Editors on July 27, 2014

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“‘It’s a very tangled mess,’ said Gary Samore, a former national security aide to Mr. Obama.” That’s the sum of current events as reported in an article on Obama’s response to the crises mounting around the world that appeared in Wednesday’s New York Times. Samore continues: “You name it, the world is aflame. Foreign policy […]

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Screenshot via chronicle.nytlabs.com

A new web app created by the research and development wing of the New York Times allow users to create graphs tracing the appearance of individual terms or phrases in the paper over the course of its century-and-a-half history.

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For its first original web series, Ovation TV has launched a talk show about art called Touching the Art. And why not?

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Robert Gober Aviva Drescher

Sometimes “homage” is the only way to understand things.

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Spike Lee Radio Raheem and Eric Garner

Does art imitate life, or is it the other way around?

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Artist Ganzeer working in Cairo

The summer issue of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs mingles various aspects of the political ferment in the Middle East with the world of art and aesthetics.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 20, 2014

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This week, a photojournalist on a beach in Gaza, a dog saves an artist’s life, CalArts in the 1970s, Žižek plagiarizes from a white supremacists, in defense of appropriation, post-Murakami Japanese art, and more.

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Weekend Words: Rain

by Weekend Editors on July 20, 2014

Childe Hassam

By mid-July, more rain has fallen in the New York region (5.19 inches) than the typical average for the entire month (4.6 inches).

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