Weekend


Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

BooksWeekend

Anselm Berrigan’s Ambivalence about Words

by John Yau on January 4, 2015

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I am going to start with a “Note for poems” that Anselm Berrigan wrote about his most recent book, Pregrets.

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In his 1974 anthology Revolution of the World: A New Gathering of American Avant Garde Poetry 1914–1945, Jerome Rothenberg introduced American poet Bob Brown to those of us of a certain generation, hinting at the wealth of visual poems the man had created and describing his writing, based mostly on the poet’s 1916 collection, My Marjonary (announced for publication by my own Green Integer press), as bearing close kinship with the later New York School writers.

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The Lithuanian-born, New York-based American artist, graphic designer, architect, urban-housing activist, and art-culture-and-society visionary George Maciunas (1931–1978) is best remembered as the conceiver and self-appointed leader of Fluxus.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

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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Weekend Words: Play

by Weekend Editors on December 28, 2014

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A scientist at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has strung together nearly 200 PlayStation 3 video game consoles to create a low-cost supercomputer, the perfect thing to simulate two black holes slamming into each other.

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GalleriesWeekend

The Wonderful World of Rudy Burckhardt

by John Yau on December 28, 2014

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When it comes to the artistic community of New York City, especially from the late-1930s to the end of the 20th century, I can think of many writers, photographers, and artists who readily qualify as flâneur, but there is only who matched Charles Baudelaire’s description of the “passionate spectator.”

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Christmas albums are largely dismissed by mainstream rock critics, and with good reason—consisting mainly of the same old songs over and over again, they’re filler product designed to rake in the cash while the corporate titans who created them take a year off to enjoy private cruises and improve their golf game.

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ArticlesWeekend

The Pursuit of Art, 2014

by Thomas Micchelli on December 27, 2014

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The exhibitions that rippled through our cultural fabric over the past year, at least those occurring in and around New York, have registered the predictable number of highs and lows, though 2014 did manage to plumb one nadir unlikely to be matched for a good long time.

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Required Reading

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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Weekend Words: Island

by Weekend Editors on December 21, 2014

Ambrosius Holbein,

It only took a half-century, but this week the United States restored diplomatic relations with the island nation 90 miles off its shoreline.

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