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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on February 7, 2016

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This week, 100 jokes that shaped modern comedy, the information of critic Lawrence Alloway, critics of China are not safe, giant dancing bears on Twitter, and more.

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Weekend Words: Imbecile

by Weekend Editors on February 7, 2016

Hieronymus Bosch,

This week, Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, invoked the Fifth Amendment before a House committee investigating the company’s fiftyfold price increase of a decades-old drug.

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I’ve long been fascinated by the various filters for Instagram and other digital camera apps whose names are simply years: 1969, 1972, 1977.

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Louis Draper,

In November 1955, four days after Robert Frank was arrested, questioned, and released in Arkansas under the suspicion of being a Communist spy, he took a photograph, ‘‘Trolley — New Orleans’’ (1955), that was included with eighty-two others in his justly famous book, The Americans, which – we should remember — was first published in France in 1958.

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MuseumsWeekend

Balthus in Rome, Where Balls Roam

by Barry Nemett on February 6, 2016

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Recently, I strolled through Balthus’s “The Street” (1933) at a retrospective of his work in Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale. Each time I see that remarkable, disturbing painting, I follow the drama of a different dreamer.

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Anri Sala,

The lingering trauma of repression and the heady, disconcerting repercussions of freedom are tendrils that wend their way throughout Sala’s refined, giddy, somber body of work.

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Fred Valentine,

It’s an unsentimental portrait, to say the least.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on January 31, 2016

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This week, global warming and archaeology, Barbie’s new looks, Christine Chubbuck’s mysterious suicide footage, photos that got a photographer banned from North Korea, drone racing, and more.

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Weekend Words: Goose

by Weekend Editors on January 31, 2016

Joris Abrahamsz. van der Haagen,

Writing in The New York Times, James Poniewozik boils down Donald Trump’s standoff with Fox News to a matter of eggs and geese.

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Vince Staples, Fierce Minimalist

by Lucas Fagen on January 31, 2016

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Vince Staples’s Summertime ‘06 is the hardest album to hit the rap game in a decade, maybe more.

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