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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 26, 2016

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This week, court room comedy, typography in Blade Runner, Trump’s architectural legacy, China’s deleted buildings, white working class, and more.

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Weekend Words: Leave

by Weekend Editors on June 26, 2016

Paolo Veronese,

“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”

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Post image for Reader’s Diary: ‘In the Empire of the Air: The Poems of Donald Britton’

When I wandered ingenuously onto the scene, Donald Britton was a young star, or so I considered him, just a few years older than me (actually a bit more than a few, it turns out — he always looked so boyish) yet somehow wiser.

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This slim volume of poetry might stir up the tears you have been keeping inside you, especially if, like me, you are old enough to remember the 1980s and the AIDS epidemic, the seemingly endless roll call of people you knew and didn’t know who died horribly.

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Post image for Stephen Westfall Unscrews His Grids Even More

Ten years ago, in an interview that I did with Stephen Westfall, he said that he was interested in a skewed grid because it looked as if “the whole thing could tremble and be knocked over.”

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Art and power have a strong mutual attraction; in the West, their passionately shared interest is the nude body – particularly the female one.

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Post image for The Lobster in Brief: Doctor Moreau and B.F. Skinner Captain the Love Boat through Orwell’s Dreams

Like the diabolical spawn of Franz Kafka and Michael Haneke, the Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos sets unfortunate humans loose in mazes of arbitrary, absurd authority and films them with an indifference that borders on cruelty.

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Post image for They Might Be Assholes: Jake Bugg, Panic! at the Disco, The 1975, Drake

The artists featured below have little in common beyond deeply questionable, occasionally revolting public personas and a stubborn willingness to produce compelling art from these personas. Why do some succeed and others fail drastically?

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Post image for Austria’s Oswald Oberhuber: A Lifetime of Unstoppable Art-Making, Observed

VIENNA, AUSTRIA — Achtung, baby! The time has come for a comprehensive examination of the wildly diverse, voluminous oeuvre of the Austrian modern artist Oswald Oberhuber.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 19, 2016

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This week, bohemian Paris, a strange satirical Trump video, a floating villa, the disappearance of the rifle emoji, livestreaming death, and more.

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