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by Hrag Vartanian on October 19, 2014

The Gif Connoisseur

This week, an art project asks people to give away their data for a cookie, the first web brower turns 20, a child befriends Siri, slowing down in museums, the smell of old books, tea propaganda, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on October 12, 2014

Zaha Hadid has unveiled her designs for a new Cambodian institution

This week, a new Islamic museum, a mysterious art dealer, protest objects, Palestinian food controversy, art of coding, kangaroos boxing, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on October 5, 2014

A new photo of Oscar Wilde

This week, a new photo of Oscar Wilde, ancient art being used as a weapon in Syria, a meme hurts HK protesters, the importance of artists’ queer identities, how Goya landed in Boston, San Fernando Valley art history, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on September 28, 2014

In her series Mag + Art, Phillipines-based multimedia producer Eisen Bernardo photoshops contemporary magazine covers onto European Old Master paintings

This week, magazine covers and Old Masters, arts funders, perfect writers, economics of art books, the case against Houston art fairs, why books are banned, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on September 21, 2014

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This week, American adulthood, women in comics, dealer/collector mistrust, artists expecting more from dealers, NYC etiquette, Fatih Akin’s new genocide film, bad ledes, distorting the Renaissance, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on September 14, 2014

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This week, Scotland’s Old Masters crisis, Anselm Kiefer’s 200-acre studio, Virginia Woolf and portraiture, Apple Watch buzz, ISIS think pieces, 10 important books in people’s lives, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on September 7, 2014

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This week, a Rothko sells for ~$150 million, NASA’s moon photos, identity of Jack the Ripper uncovered, violence of architecture, art institutions and imperialism, screenshots as POV, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on August 31, 2014

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This week, war photography and pop culture, breaking up the major museums, Hello Kitty is not a cat, video game sexism, criminalizing science, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on August 24, 2014

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This week, discovering Warhol silkscreened your father, rebel architects, Muslim youth’s rebel music, Gramsci Monument redux, Dante’s heaven, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on August 17, 2014

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This week, photography’s truth, the media’s numbness to torture, the clock of the Met Museum, mass art, a photo no one would publish, mistakes in Medieval English architecture, and more.

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