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Since 1999, Australian artist Andrew Rogers has traveled the seven continents creating modern geoglyphs with local populations, representing symbols significant to the area’s culture with indigenous stone.

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Exploring New York City’s Silent Shores

by Allison Meier on September 29, 2016

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The 600 miles of New York City’s shoreline that secured its status as a center of trade in the 18th century now host some of its more forgotten spaces.

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Post image for Reader’s Diary: Henri Lefebvre’s ‘Critique of Everyday Life’ (Continued)

“Information is increasing while direct contacts are in decline. Relations are becoming more numerous while their intensity and authenticity are diminishing,” wrote Henri Lefebvre in 1961, and by 1981 he understood that this would entail “a solitude all the more profound for being overwhelmed by messages.”

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The Sad Story of the Last Cop on the Moon

by Jillian Steinhauer on September 23, 2016

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In Tom Gauld’s new graphic novel, Mooncop — published by Drawn & Quarterly — the age of the moon has waxed and waned.

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The Chairs that Architects Have Designed

by Allison Meier on September 22, 2016

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Before he designed the soaring 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, Eero Saarinen experimented with gravity-defying design through his one-legged white and red Tulip chair.

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Post image for The Magazine that Unflinchingly Chronicled LA’s Nascent Punk Scene

Most people don’t associate Los Angeles with a thriving punk scene.

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Post image for Skinheads, Patterned Sweaters, and Other Favorites from the NY Art Book Fair

I made the bold decision to venture into the NY Art Book Fair presented by Printed Matter at MoMA PS1. There were throngs of people examining books, chatting about books, buying books, and having books thrust upon them.

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Post image for Reader’s Diary: Denis Johnson’s ‘Jesus’ Son’

Reflected in sentences of throbbing beauty, the blind urge to self-destruction becomes a visionary quest

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Post image for Testing Form: Novels by Alejandro Zambra and Matías Celedón

Solely in geographical terms, Chilean culture has issued forth from a matrix of constraint. The Argentine writer Ezequiel Martínez Estrada remarked that “Chile is perhaps the most poorly located and poorly shaped nation on the planet.

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Post image for The Secret Life of Infrastructure: Lynn Saville’s ‘Dark City’

Realism is the default mode for street photography — in New York, anyway — so it is impressive when a photographer transcends the genre by embracing the attributes and effects of a different approach.

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