The episode, which aired 30 years ago, made a dark prediction about conservative politics in 2023.
The Simpsons Spoofs Metropolitan Museum as “Museum of Generational Wealth”
The latest episode of the Simpsons pokes fun at the parodical Museum of Generational Wealth.
Stream New Documentaries on Ants, Snails, Hacker Graffiti, The Simpsons, and More
Some exciting things to stream right now include a half-hour monologue on masculinity and abuse, a look at the difficulties of building public housing, and a survey of all the weird and wonderful Simpsons fan creations.
The Simpsons Take a Trip to Prada Marfa
In the latest episode of The Simpsons, the family takes a trip to “Prada Marfa” and responds to the site-specific art project in signature ways.
John Baldessari Lends His Voice and Conceptual Art to The Simpsons
The grandfather figure of California conceptual art recently turned up in a Springfield art gallery for a cameo on the beloved cartoon.
Yoko Ono Joke from ‘The Simpsons’ Becomes Sculpture in Her Exhibition
During a visit to Moe’s Tavern in a 1993 episode of The Simpsons, a character based on Yoko Ono famously ordered “a single plum, floating in perfume, served in a man’s hat.”
‘The Simpsons’ Join in Tribute to ‘Charlie Hebdo’
Last night The Simpsons joined in with a two-second tribute that cast the family’s eternal baby, Maggie, in the a hybrid role that combined Marianne, the national symbol of the French Republic, and Cosette from Les Misérables.
The Simpsons Discover the Art World
If real-life Jane Does and Joe Schmoes have been known to discover valuable paintings at flea markets, why not Marge and Homer Simpson?
The Simpsons’ (Excellent) Miyazaki Homage
This week’s Simpsons episode contains a minute-and-a-half long homage to the retiring Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli.
6 Videos from the Past that Predicted the Future
Which television family do you prefer: the Jetsons or the Simpsons? If you picked the former, you will certainly enjoy this visit to the future past, when sci-fi-esque advertisements provided a vision of the then-future, which is now a part of our present reality.
The Day Portland Stood Still
CHICAGO — Kirk Crippens’s photographic series Portraitlandia is a visual manifestation of that surreal moment when quotidian life, a hit television show, and a curious photographer converge.
Remixing Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving
Even if illustrator-cum-post-modern-artist Norman Rockwell initially titled his iconic work about Thanksgiving, “Freedom From Want“ and never mind that it was published in March 1943, the painting has come to exemplify the picture-perfect American Thanksgiving according to the dominant narrative of American culture.
Many of the individuals in Rockwell’s scene were real-life Vermonters who lived in Rockwell’s town, but what’s more inspiring about this work is the mocking, funny, sweet, and corny parodies it has inspired — many of which I have collected for you.