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Is Reading Overrated? One Writer Argues Yes

guardian.co.uk | Rick Gekoski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I've been thinking about reading, and (as one does) got my Google finger out, and have been going through "reading quotations". That is: what has been...

An Open Letter To The Atheist Community

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

Certainly we can open by agreeing that all human beings should be respected and (assuming no egregious misdeeds) spoken to with civility.

Who Were The Ten Most Influential Artist's Muses?

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Throughout history, artists have been inspired by the presence of certain other people in their lives that motivated them to create their best work. T...

PHOTOS: The Madness Of Photorealism: Pedro Campos' Bright And Shining World

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Hyperrealist artist Pedro Campos at his easel The paintings of Madrid based hyperrealist Pedro Campos, 44, present a world that shines. His sub...

Top 10 Art Events of the Last Decade

Robert Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Robert Ayers

Looking back at the last decade crystallizes my belief that the best art does something more than interconnect with the events around it. It actually contributes to events that have yet to happen.

The Discerning Eye: Stephen Conroy's First-Rate Portraits at the Marlborough Gallery

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

The Scottish figure painter Stephen Conroy remains extremely intrigued with the male figure -- and with himself. For that reason others should be just as intrigued.

All You Need is Love -- an Auction Scorecard

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

"The bidders egos are the main reason for the inflated prices," Luis Accorsi told us. "The eagerness to win, one person over the other." Nevertheless, it's hard not to be taken in by the energy in the room.

BLOG WATCH> Portraits Of Forgers In "Copy Artist" On Booooooom

BOOOOOOOM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"Copy Artist", brilliant photos by Michael Wolf. Knock-off artists in China pose next to their paintings. I'll take the Francis Bacon!...

Dan Friedman Discusses His Role as Arts Editor at the Forward

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

"I'm constantly constructively uncomfortable with both parts of the term 'Jewish art,'" says Dan Friedman, arts and culture editor of the New York-based Forward.

The Evolution of Paris as a Major Art Market

Stephanie Adamowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephanie Adamowicz

Paris is attracting an increasing number of international galleries exhibiting high-quality works by blue chip artists.

Francis Bacon at the Met: A Postscript

Mark Mennin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mark Mennin

The Francis Bacon show was a demonstration of how an already relevant painter can become even more relevant in the years following his death. This was a mega-show about a mega-life.

Art Records: $86.3M Bacon And $15.1 For Masturbating Anime Statue

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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