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by Hrag Vartanian on January 25, 2015

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This week, artists and drones, archiving the web, Russian art manifestos, the lies of American Sniper, modern life, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on January 18, 2015

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This week, tax breaks for billionaire art collectors, architecture of art fairs, assholes who think they’re geniuses, the problem with #AllLivesMatter, a slave who freed herself, literary California, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on January 11, 2015

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This week, the fallout from the Charlie Hebdo massacre dominated the news, while artist Tania Bruguera talks about her detention in Cuba, questions are raised about John Elderfield’s conflict of interest, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on January 4, 2015

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This week, photographing the oldest trees on earth, considering Cuban freedom, gay tours of the Vatican, the art world’s patron “Satan,” death of the artist (again), making the internet more global, autotuning John Cage, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on December 28, 2014

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This week, New York’s creative soul, social media sell-out, KFC in Japan, bad architecture, dressing the same around the world, web 3.0, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on December 21, 2014

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This week, Santa’s Chinese elves, 200 journalists in prison, troll hunters, inequality and Uber, top selfie searches, art bros, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on December 14, 2014

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This week, JR’s eyes in #BlackLivesMatter protest, Republicans and torture, museums and big data, saving Wikipedia, the meaning of graffiti in ancient Rome, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on December 7, 2014

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This week, art rising to the challenge of our times, Instagram CEO’s insane statement, then Jeffrey Deitch’s insane statement, Hans Ulrich Obrist is profiled, Miami’s museums, purpose of Art Basel Miami Beach, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on November 30, 2014

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This week, Ferguson, David Hockney and the avant-garde, Francis Bacon’s “missing” exhibition, art in a mall, Persian calligraphy, naked in a Yves Klein sculpture, the infamous 19th-century “Ape Woman,” and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 23, 2014

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This week, the super-rich ruining museums, how an essay saved a Renaissance masterpiece, writing as commodity, stealing from Jasper Johns, social media as self-expression, and more.

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