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Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, Albert Mobilio and Natalie Haddad

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Weekend Words: Moderate

by Weekend Editors on September 11, 2016

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“Extremism in the pursuit of the Presidency is an unpardonable vice. Moderation in the affairs of the nation is the highest virtue.”

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Post image for Reader’s Diary: Henri Lefebvre’s ‘Critique of Everyday Life’

The writings of Karl Marx will always remain a source of insight and inspiration, but vast swaths of the Marxist literature that exerted such a fascination when I was younger now seem barren of interest.

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A Forensic Poet for Our Time

by John Yau on September 11, 2016

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What do you do, if you are a poet who has never “ been comfortable with autobiographical material?” Monica Youn’s poems brim with answers to this question that a younger poet might do well to notice.

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A Singular Enterprise

by John Yau on September 11, 2016

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I have been doing my best to follow Marilyn Lerner ever since I reviewed her exhibition at John Good for Artforum (May 1989).

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It isn’t easy to make a good abstract painting.

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In 2011, photographer Michael Christopher Brown took a “road trip” through the Libyan Revolution. His new book, Libyan Sugar, chronicles that extraordinary journey.

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A Struggle for Balance

by Thomas Micchelli on September 10, 2016

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The muscular abstractions of Ivo Ringe may appear to have little in common with the calibrated colored squares of Josef Albers or the mysticism of Joseph Beuys — or, for that matter, the science of classical proportions, the cellular patterns of plants, or the molecular growth of crystals — but such disparate concerns constitute the connective tissue that makes them what they are.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on September 4, 2016

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This week, the dawn of the Anthropocene, the true story of Bob Ross, Stuart Davis, Grangerizing, the future of “the American dream,” the Dismal Swamp, and much more.

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Weekend Words: Confusion

by Weekend Editors on September 4, 2016

Hieronymus Bosch,

“The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes. “

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Post image for Reader’s Diary: Fred Dewey’s ‘From an Apparent Contradiction in Arendt’

Hannah Arendt, an untimely, unassimilable figure, looms ever larger in the life of thought.

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