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In Between: Various Artists at Various Galleries on the Lower East Side

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

Though orthodoxies exist, and while pluralism in art is not anything like a new idea, it seems that this is one of those periods of art when, outside some passing fashions, it would be difficult to identify any dominant movement.

The Gift

Terence Clarke | Posted 07.29.2013 | Books
Terence Clarke

It is a curse upon every artist to have to deal with being ignored by the public, and most artists are indeed so disdained. I whine about it every day, at least to myself.

Peter Williams at Foxy Production- Coyote Tales

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

The beauty of these paintings is that they never fall into finger pointing or polemical politics, which tend to either preach to the converted, fall on deaf ears or let the complacent, liberal, art-world viewer off the hook.

Should We Subsidize Giving?

David Morris | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
David Morris

This year individuals will give about $30 billion to help the poor. Government will give close to 100 times more. Indeed, voluntary giving can't even keep up with government cutbacks let alone substitute for government spending.

The Making of a Novel: Considering Art and Commerce

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

In last week's post, I talked about a friend who abandoned a novel at the 11th hour because she felt it wasn't quite right. It was interesting to read...

An Obvious Distinction

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lawrence Lessig

As a "free culture warrior," I was a bit surprised to learn that, according to David Wallace-Wells in The Nation, I was in the business of "exhort[ing others] to piracy." Was I now, and had I always been, a pirate? There's a fallacy at the core of this argument.