Required Reading

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on February 2, 2014

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This week, Super Bowl art bets, Carrie Mae Weems speaks, Central America’s largest Mayan museum, Tibetan medical art, gay minimalism, writers and alcohol, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on January 26, 2014

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This week, downtown performance insularity, best photographers in Asia, the value of arts education, charting the flight path of birds, a gay Russian response to Zhukova’s racist chair photo, street style, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on January 19, 2014

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This week, the role of money in art, Magritte cartoons in the New Yorker, how we should write English, the magician of Vine, Ariel Sharon’s architecture, bad corporate logos, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on January 12, 2014

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This week, how the government is accessing your data, a Richard Serra takedown, the failure of open concept office space, when a tweet becomes an ad, US military street art in Afghanistan, people who prefer modern art over ancient art, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on January 5, 2014

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This week, where the fakes are, TED’s coming disaster, Ai Weiwei speaks, drinks + politics, African art museum first, design bubble forming, King Tut’s erect penis, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on December 29, 2013

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This week, UK’s scary internet filter, more on Nazi-era art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, a London church builds a replica of Israeli’s West Bank barrier, ridiculous moments from Pussy Riot’s first TV interview, James Franco on celebrity selfies, and more.

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by Hrag Vartanian on December 22, 2013

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This week, East Germany surveillance, the Knoedler forger speaks, smarm vs. snark, Guggenheim’s authenticity problem, and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on December 15, 2013

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This week, smartphone impact on photography, rise and fall of Lisa Frank, nail art, high-end auction market, Robert Capa in color, literary feuds and more.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on December 8, 2013

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This week, Mandela is gone, Hopi artifacts go on sale in Paris, smarm is bad, books on Lucian Freud, playing da Vinci’s piano-cello, and more.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on December 1, 2013

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This week, the price of art, China’s rainbow hills, the strengths of the graphic novel, Vermeer’s possible secret, the best Vines, and more.

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