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Post image for Find Andy, the Waldo of the Art World, in ‘Where’s Warhol?’

Waldo, the cartoon protagonist of the famed Where’s Waldo? series, has more in common with Andy Warhol, the godfather of Pop art, than is immediately obvious.

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Essays that Collapse Time

by Cassie da Costa on May 26, 2016

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Artist and writer Hannah Black’s videos — including “My Bodies,” “Intensive Care/Hot New Track,” and “The Neck” — combine images, texts, and sounds in a way that seems less about creating tension than exposing it.

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Post image for An Anthology of Queer Art Theory Puts Artists First

Whitechapel Gallery and the MIT Press recently published Queer, the latest addition to Documents of Contemporary Art, a popular series of anthologies on major themes and ideas in contemporary art.

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Post image for The Relics of Victorian Natural History in Eye-Popping Stereoscope

Natural history storerooms are a bit like drowned Noah’s Arks, with specimens from every realm of the animal world posthumously preserved.

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Post image for Reader’s Diary: Lorraine Lupo’s ‘By Way Of’

Cards on the table: I prefer short poems to long ones, slender bodies of work to massive ones. So naturally, I consider the best way to read poetry is not in a book, but in a chapbook.

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Post image for The Life of One of the 20th Century’s Most Influential Nude Models

“That which is the immodesty of other women has been my virtue — my willingness that the world should gaze upon my figure unadorned,” Audrey Munson, the favorite nude model of the Beaux Arts movement in the United States, once proclaimed.

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Post image for Reader’s Diary: Kristin Ross’s ‘May ’68 and Its Afterlives’

Some thought the Arab Spring could not have happened without social media. But the necessity makes the means and not vice versa. May ’68 didn’t need Facebook. They had transistor radios.

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Post image for Blueprint for Counter Education: Republished and Still Daring After All These Years

In the United States today, education, especially in its public forms, paid for by taxpayers, is frequently the most contentious subject on the agendas of politicians, pundits, public-policy researchers, private-foundation funders, controversy-loving TV talking heads, pedagogical “experts” and, of course, teachers, parents and students.

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Post image for Thirty Years On, Colab Members Assess Their Successes and Failures

Last month, members of Colab gathered at Printed Matter for the opening of a new iteration of the A. More Store, the collective’s pop-up exhibit of cheap multiples. The display coincides with the publication of A Book About Colab (and Related Activities) (2015), a sumptuous collection of archival images and written accounts compiled by Printed Matter’s director Max Schumann.

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Post image for Reader’s Diary: ‘Between Friends: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy’

No one writes letters anymore, but I still like reading them — especially when both sides of a correspondence are collected between two covers. No narrative, no argument — just the mercurial yet implicit unity of a relationship. Still, I’m not sure why I picked up this book.

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