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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 9, 2015

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This week, considering Hiroshima 70 years later, museums as publishers, the myth of a Brooklyn exodus, Ferguson’s radical knitters, popular vape flavors, and more.

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Weekend Words: Box

by Weekend Editors on August 9, 2015

Unknown Goldsmith, French,

In Hyperallergic this week, Allison Meier reported on a house (“the Hemnet House, or “House of Clicks,”) that was designed via 200 million clicks from 2 million visitors to a Swedish real estate website.

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In Defense of Magic

by Cynthia Cruz on August 9, 2015

A still from Shirin Neshat's

Childhood is the kingdom of magic. In this world, the child invents new secret languages, speaks with people and creatures visible only to her eyes. She is happy.

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There are at least three exhibitions in Hidden Likeness: Photographer Emmet Gowin at the Morgan currently at the Morgan Library & Museum.

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Since the outset of his career, Bernar Venet has been an inveterate experimentalist, an intrepid worker in a surprising variety of media. “People know my sculptures, of course,” he says, most likely referring to the monumental steel arcs that have garnered him international renown, “but they don’t know my paintings, my photographs, my films, my poetry and the music I have made.

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Barbara Henning (photo by Miranda Maher)

Poems preoccupied with geography, for the impatient reader, can feel less like landscapes and more like land mines to be avoided.

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Hank Pitcher, “Shawn at Sands” (1995)

Hank Pitcher met me when I arrived in Santa Barbara, and as we made our first drive along the beach, he explained that it was one of the rare places with a south-facing coastline, which affects the light, surf, and feel of the area.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on August 2, 2015

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This week, 35 women tell their Bill Cosby stories, reflecting on memory in the internet age, how are performance artists paid, white privilege in Baltimore’s music scene, and more.

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Weekend Words: Fire

by Weekend Editors on August 2, 2015

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes,

Today is the 91st birthday of James Baldwin (1924-1987), whose enduring works include Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953); Notes of a Native Son (1955); Giovanni’s Room (1956); and The Fire Next Time (1963).

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Geoffrey O’Brien — critic, columnist, essayist, editor-in-chief of The Library of America, and poet — is both a preservationist and an elegist, savoring what can be saved, acknowledging what will always be lost.

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