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Someone Made a Book of #artselfies

by Alicia Eler on March 2, 2015

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The selfie exists everywhere that people own smartphones. DIS Magazine’s #artselfie, published by Jean Boîte Éditions, attempts to freeze one aspect of this cultural moment — the art selfie — by parlaying its meaning into a gleaming, print-only book

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Post image for Robert Moses’s Two-Faced Legacy Gets the Comic Book Treatment

Robert Moses was never elected to a major office in New York City, but he completely altered the topography of the metropolis through three decades of construction projects.

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Mapplethorpe’s Other Man

by Larissa Archer on February 24, 2015

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In Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe, Philip Gefter’s new biography of collector, curator, and market force Sam Wagstaff, the author argues that it was not only his subject’s life that was transformed by his relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Post image for A Comic Book that Reads Like Sheet Music

Richard Kraft’s Here Comes Kitty: A Comic Opera explodes off the page.

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Post image for The Massive Men of Homoerotic Manga

Amidst the magical girls and sentient robots that dominate the Japanese graphic novels and comics known as manga, pockets of intrigue and eroticism lie.

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Post image for Endless Enemies: Photographing Military Training Targets around the World

A 30-year-old memory of a metal figure riddled with bullet holes, standing in the furrows of a German field, finally persuaded photographer Herlinde Koelbl to investigate what military training targets look like around the world.

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Post image for A Contemporary Codex Teaches Children About Migration

Migrant appropriates the vertical, accordion-bound form of a pre-Colombian codex to tell of a Central American family’s freight train journey to the United States.

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Post image for Tales of Japanese Spirits Give Form to Our Deepest Fears

Have you ever had a supernatural experience, a moment unexplained by reason or logic that left you feeling as if a mysterious force was present?

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Post image for The Troubled, Creative Lives of Almost Famous Women

Megan Mayhew Bergman’s short-story collection, Almost Famous Women, I admit, would have caught my attention simply by its title, as I have an insatiable fascination with eccentric women in history.

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Post image for Lamenting the Demise of the Culture Class, Again

I can’t remember being so deeply frustrated by a book that I assumed I would like and find informative.

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