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Jun 19, 2017
Jamie Brisick Estoque

In 1999 I met Marie in the southwest of France. Tall, straight blond hair that cascaded down her back, rapturous blue eyes, mischievous big smile—she got a lot of attention from men, and I felt lucky to have hers.

May 22, 2017
John Menick The Making of The Entire City

How will we understand the long narrative arcs of our lives if films themselves no longer have these arcs? How can we be the stars of our own dramas, if films no longer have dramas or stars?

May 8, 2017
Natasha Stagg Bellwether Boots

It’s worth noting that today’s influx of red shoes on the runway are not Mary Janes or pumps, but boots in sturdy materials—a socialist twist on a classic prop.

Apr 11, 2017
Orit Gat Avocadospace

The connection between avocado toast, the corner pizzeria, l’eau d’Auster, and Samuel L. Jackson? Taste.

Mar 27, 2017
Gary Indiana Of the Fait Accompli

"Cretinizing" is the first word that came to mind when I read about the controversy—a word I’ll avoid putting in quotes, though this particular controversy seems nugatory—surrounding Dana Schutz’s painting “Open Casket” in the Whitney Biennial.

Feb 27, 2017
Renaud Proch Kayfabe

Interestingly, the focus was not only on the wrestlers, but on the larger wrestling world, one of spectacle and business. “C’est ‘meta’!” my friend whispered to me. “Not unlike the art world,” I remember thinking.

Feb 13, 2017
Ian Volner Philip Johnson and the New American Fascism

Johnson’s “inglorious detour” saw the brilliant, wealthy young designer and critic make a visit to Germany, where he took a shine to those beautiful blonde boys marching neatly through Nuremberg.