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Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Theodore Duret' by Edouard Vuillard

If you’re the type of person who likes to stay busy, you eventually reach a point where you...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Madonna and Child with Angels' by Orcagna and Jacopo di Cione

I’ve been thinking about my obsession with the color blue lately, unsure what, exactly, it...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Rouen Cathedral, West Facade' and 'Rouen Cathedral, West Facade, Sunlight' by Claude Monet

Having previously experienced Monet’s multiple paintings of the Rouen Cathedral in a more...

Conflicts of Interest: Mea Culpa

Conflicts of Interest: Mea Culpa

I’ve been writing a lot about Light City, the light festival slated to...

Conflicts of Interest: You, me, and Alcibiades

Conflicts of Interest: You, me, and Alcibiades

Plato’s “Symposium” begins with...

Conflicts of Interest: Lexington Market is not a shithole

Conflicts of Interest: Lexington Market is not a shithole

The Lexington Market is a shithole. At least that’s the impression one...

Conflicts of Interest: Going viral

Conflicts of Interest: Going viral

On Friday evening, it was glorious  to be back out...

Conflicts of Interest: Trees have nothing to teach me

Conflicts of Interest: Trees have nothing to teach me

When asked why he never left the city, Socrates responded, “Landscapes and...

Conflicts of Interest: "Sainthood is also a thing that human beings must avoid"

Conflicts of Interest: "Sainthood is also a thing that human beings must avoid"

A lot of people have hated me this year: Mayor $RB,...

Conflicts of Interest: A tale of two Charlies

The other day at brunch, a guy sitting on the other end...

Conflicts of Interest: I used to be smarter

Conflicts of Interest: I used to be smarter

I was already half-drunk

Conflicts of Interest: Talking about money

Conflicts of Interest: Talking about money

At the same time that I was reading

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Horse and Rider' by Marino Marini

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Horse and Rider' by Marino Marini

Standing around these public spaces, I tried to overcompensate for my relaxed state by locking my...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'The Adoration of the Magi' by Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'The Adoration of the Magi' by Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi

It’s as though the artists went about the painting thinking, “How can we force people to...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Little Girl in a Blue Armchair' by Mary Cassatt

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Little Girl in a Blue Armchair' by Mary Cassatt

Sometime between nearly drooling on the Vermeers and feeling majorly oppressed by a wood-paneled...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'A Lady Writing' by Johannes Vermeer

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'A Lady Writing' by Johannes Vermeer

Vermeer is fucking crazy, dude. All of his paintings (and there are only a handful of them that we...

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Woman Holding a Balance' by Johannes Vermeer

Putting The 'High' in High Art: 'Woman Holding a Balance' by Johannes Vermeer

No artist teases like Vermeer. His iconic ‘Woman Holding a Balance’ glows from within...

Cash Rules: Jason Hughes' 'Terms & Conditions' makes money into art

Cash Rules: Jason Hughes' 'Terms & Conditions' makes money into art

The artist J.S.G. Boggs faced criminal charges in England for his art, in...

Gina Alexandra Denton's 'Adult Baby Toy' gets in touch with the cycle of life and how we experience the world

Gina Alexandra Denton's 'Adult Baby Toy' gets in touch with the cycle of life and how we experience the world

Kids grow up with all kinds of toys and games as their early introductions...

'From Pen to Press' at the Walters has us thinking about the future of books

'From Pen to Press' at the Walters has us thinking about the future of books

Last Week I saw a blue transparent “Jurassic Park”-era iMac...

No aspect of The Contemporary's relaunch sounds like a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, but it is a wild success

No aspect of The Contemporary's relaunch sounds like a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, but it is a wild success

The Contemporary is back. I find myself at a loss for words that do...

Raoul Middleman's 50 years of self-portraits are not at all like your stupid selfies

Raoul Middleman's 50 years of self-portraits are not at all like your stupid selfies

Raoul Middleman contains multitudes and he revels in the frailty of...

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