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  • Read the review, skip the recap and the show at Guest Spot

    Read the review, skip the recap and the show at Guest Spot
    We have reached a kind of post-historical point in culture where there is no longer a narrative about what art should or can be. As a result, we now see many artists producing ultra-referential works, drawing from the past, which becomes their subject—both praising and critiquing, and sometimes regurgitating - nameable points in cultural history. Art-historical allusion is nothing new: Picasso created several paintings based on Velazquez's 'Las Meninas,' and Manet referenced Titian's 'Venus of Urbino' for his scandalous 'Olympia.' But now, appropriation has become commonplace as a subject in itself - sometimes because it's just hard to create anything really new, and other times because we are justly compelled to trace the past in order to determine where we now stand in cultural history.
  • Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): New York City’s Diamond District is home to over 2,000 businesses that buy and sell jewelry. Throughout the years, many people have lost bits of treasure here. Valuable bits of gold and gems have fallen off broken...

    Go Shed Your Past

    Go Shed Your Past
    Celebration’s dreamy ‘Walk On,’ a track from its new “Albumin” (Bella Union), opens with a high-hat shake and bass line combo that recalls girl-group pop. “Walk, you better walk on,” Katrina Ford sings, “...

    The Mail 8/27/14

    The Mail 8/27/14
    Suicide Solution I would be remiss to not respond to Mr. Jon Swift’s reply (The Mail, Aug. 20) to my letter that ran in the Aug. 6 edition of City Paper regarding best practices in reporting on the topic of suicide. Mr. Swift, it seems that...

    Jason Crumer, "Disqualifier"

    Jason Crumer, "Disqualifier"
    (Blossoming Noise) If you’re listening to Jason Crumer albums without quality headphones, you’re doing it wrong. The Baltimore-based noise artist’s catalog teems with eldritch nuance that rewards close listening. “Disqualifier&...