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  • Wolfgang Tillmans' 'Dan' at the BMA shakes the viewer while revealing so little

    Wolfgang Tillmans' 'Dan' at the BMA shakes the viewer while revealing so little
    The human body is both excessively revered and despised. We take so much pride in our bodies that we imagine God as having the same white, male form. We value certain bodies so much that we make them impossible standards. Bodies are used as symbols of power and beauty. And then bodies, most often non-white and/or female, are exploited, abused, and degraded. Human bodies are used, ironically, to dehumanize. And it's not that people are indecisive about the social and aesthetic value of the human body; it's just that some have great value and others have none.
  • Talking about our feelings: On masculinity, Nirvana, and Robert Motherwell's 'Africa' at the BMA

    Talking about our feelings: On masculinity, Nirvana, and Robert Motherwell's 'Africa' at the BMA
    Robert Motherwell's 'Africa' is a large black-and-white painting of a bridge from the point of view of something much smaller, such as a wading bird. Or maybe, with its sinewy shapes, 'Africa' is more like a very abstracted body, with swinging genitalia....

    A campaign to undermine a controversial Baltimore waste-burning power plant appears to be working

    A campaign to undermine a controversial Baltimore waste-burning power plant appears to be working
    In 2010, the Albany, New York-based company Energy Answers (EA) got the green light from Maryland authorities to build the nation’s largest waste-to-energy (WTE) power plant on Baltimore’s industrial Fairfield peninsula, near Curtis Bay. Now,...

    Waiting For Tchaikovsky: Anri Sala's '1395 Days Without Red'

    Waiting For Tchaikovsky: Anri Sala's '1395 Days Without Red'
    Though we invaded Iraq for the first time when I was a senior in high school, it was really the conflicts, ethnic cleansing, and war crimes in the early ’90s after the breakdown of Yugoslavia at the end of the Cold War that woke me up to the...

    Happening Sunday: Sketchy Dating, Eyehategod, and more

    Happening Sunday: Sketchy Dating, Eyehategod, and more
    -Sketchy Dating: Finally, an excuse to make scary intense eye contact with random strangers. What better way to meet your next special someone than by drawing their inevitably unflattering portrait in five minutes or less? Ten bucks gets you a drink, a...