Arts & Culture

Banksy Backlash

Banksy Backlash
By September 25, 2006

Comment is Free, a Cruel Mistress: Recently, our hero’s made headlines by sneaking a dummy dressed in Guantánamo rags into Disneyland (once again fearlessly exposing Mickey Mouse’s disgusting war criminal past), and defacing several hundred copies of Paris Hilton’s new … Read More

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News Flash: Models Too Thin

News Flash:  Models Too Thin
By September 21, 2006

I cannot help but weigh in (excuse the pun) on "Thin and Thinner" from the Times' Thursday Styles. I could go on and on about the topic of overly thin models (for that see my personal blog). But I'll make … Read More

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Israel Did It First: Banning Skinny Minnies

Israel Did It First:  Banning Skinny Minnies
By September 15, 2006

If any of you have been as disgusted as me watching this Fashion Week's regime of toothpicks struggle to lift the weight of the very "in" platform stiletto (I recall some of Marc Jacobs' models were especially appalling… like his … Read More

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Candles of 9/11

Candles of 9/11
By September 1, 2006

There was a short time, five years ago, when we all flew the flag. This was before the "War on Terror" became a pretext, and before we Americans were afraid (or ashamed) to reveal our nationality abroad. New Yorkers remember … Read More

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Biography as Destiny: Eva Hesse at the Jewish Museum

Biography as Destiny: Eva Hesse at the Jewish Museum
By August 1, 2006

Around and around: the ongoing debates over Eva Hesse Regularly exhibited during her lifetime in the museums and galleries of New York and abroad, Eva Hesse is still considered one of the major international artists of the late 20th century. … Read More

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Artneuland: Israeli Art without Borders

Artneuland: Israeli Art without Borders
By July 1, 2006

Yael Katz Ben Shalom and Eyal Ben-Dov are members of Artneuland, an Israeli collective of leading artists, curators, theoreticians, and intellectuals. Primarily focused on photography and video, Artneuland adapts its name ["the new art land"] from a play on words … Read More

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Contemporary Psychedelia: From Transcendence to Immanence

Contemporary Psychedelia: From Transcendence to Immanence
By June 1, 2006

1. Tripping Out and Tuning In What is psychedelia? What is loosely termed 'psychedelic music' has lately undergone a resurgence. Many mainstream musicians such as The Flaming Lips have drawn on its more accessible pop elements, drawing mainly from 60s … Read More

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Day and Night Dreams

Day and Night Dreams
By May 1, 2006

The following are excerpts from Meghan Adler’s book, I Will Tell You How It Was In My Country, which contains visual art, poetry, and passages from the 500-page, unpublished memoir of her grandmother, Celia Adler.   .     . … Read More

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