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Pornosophy: Nudity

Francis Levy | Posted 09.30.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

Nude is a word that has both academic and pleasurable, if somewhat transgressive connotations. From the academic point of view a nude is a classic for...

Mons Pubescent

Francis Levy | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Sports Illustrated issue has raised some eyebrows, but when you scour the newsstand to see what all the hullabaloo is about you almost need to be told that something provocative is going on.

Pornosophy: Vice Isn't Nice, But Neither Is Sex

Francis Levy | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

For some people sex is an embarrassing painful and even expensive process whose only reward leads to the birth of a little tyke who trails you around admiringly for at least the first few years of its miserable life.

Happy Birthday, Courbet!

Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts

In honor of Gustave Courbet's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. We can think o...

Happy Birthday, Gustave Courbet!

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.10.2012 | Arts

We can think of few artists who embody the spirit of unbridled liberty and personal conviction better than Gustave Courbet. The rugged, bohemian paint...

QUIZ: Who Painted That Pup?

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

Long before LOLCats graced the world with its presence, people looking to get a good laugh at a furry animal had to get their hands on one the old fas...

The Optimist's Parking Lot: This Artweek.LA (August 8-14, 2011)

Bill Bush | Posted 10.09.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

2011-08-09-sysd.pngThe Optimist's Parking Lot is a meditation on the poetics of optimism.

Is Jean-Luc Godard Antisemitic? First Episode: Hail Mary (1984)

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

1984. Probably during the first months of the year. Jean-Luc Godard was preparing to shoot Je vous Salue Marie (Hail Mary), in which he had offered me the role of Joseph.