Art

Instill Life
May 14, 2015

Photographer Sally Mann's career has been dogged by controversy. In a new memoir, she says it was never about the kids, but the place.

The Risks of Siding With French Secularism
May 10, 2015

The National Front's defense of 'Charlie Hebdo' should make the mag's progressive American defenders wary.

The Aesthetic Failure of 'Charlie Hebdo'
May 08, 2015

The French satirical magazine refuses to evolve, using a stale artistic strategy from the 1960s.

How Did Sex Become So Boring?
March 16, 2015

Once a political act, it's now all about self-discovery.

Look MoMA, I’m on TV!
March 06, 2015

Throughout the decades that film has appeared in the museum, TV has remained mostly beneath contempt. 

What Gandhi Understood About Inflammatory Depictions of Muhammad
January 21, 2015

Non-Muslims have long used his image to provoke Muslims.

When Blasphemy Goes Viral
January 15, 2015

The 'Charlie Hebdo' massacre marks the dawn of a digital age of irreverence and retaliation.

Why We Need Museums Now More Than Ever
December 17, 2014

An art critic and the Met's former director make the case for objects in the digital age.

Are We Entering a New Age of Artistic Censorship in Europe?
December 10, 2014

There's an assumption threatening the arts: Only particular people can tell the story of particular experiences. 

Cut-Out of the Artist as a Young Man
November 01, 2014

MoMA's new Matisse exhibition is the must-see museum show in New York this fall.

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