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Soldiers in Our Midst for Charles Swenson War Is Not Child's Play

Lisa Derrick | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Edgy, contemporary, poignant: For his current exhibition, Soldiers in Our Midst, artist Charles Swenson photographed toy soldiers then painted large portraits from the photos, calling to mind both classical portraiture and pop culture references to childhood.

Anime Pharrell (And His Hat) Star In New Murakami Music Video

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts

It's hard to say which is the bigger star in Pharrell's latest music video: Pharrell, or Hatsune Miku, the virtual Japanese "pop sensation" who does n...

Week's Hottest Reads: You Won't Believe What Made The List!

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.18.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "11/22/63" by Stephen King (Scribner)...

Why Everyone Else Is Wrong About 1Q84

William Ambler | Posted 12.20.2011 | Books
William Ambler

Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 is not a modest endeavor. The narrative and its mysteries needs to be the selling point here: however, the prose is generally pedestrian.

Famous Paintings On Naked Bodies

flavorwire.com | Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

For his latest visual trick, Switzerland-born, New York- and Zurich-based artist Olaf Breuning has transformed a group of nude gals and fellas into ...

Astoria Characters: The Four Funny Faces

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.30.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

My house has a wall out front. It is red brick with four pedestals, each of which is crowned by a white concrete Colonial Revival ball. It was this quartet of billiard balls that served as the blank canvas for some budding Banksy.

More Book Banning: This Time Its 'Norweigan Wood'

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.25.2011 | Books

In a month from now, multiple organizations nationwide will participate in "Banned Books Week," an annual event that celebrates first amendment rights...

Murakami Erects Erotic Show In London

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Takashi Murakami's latest group of paintings explores his complex ambivalence to the legacy of cosmopolitan painter Kuroda Seiki, who brought Western-...

Murakami Novel Soon To Be Translated

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Many passages of '1Q84' could be translated into either first or third person, and I have asked him which he prefers in certain cases. He usually adv...

Introducing Haiku Reviews

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Haiku reviews are a quick and easy way for our bloggers to express their opinions -- a series of Tweet-able art reviews coming to you every Friday.

Murakami NEW BOOK '1Q84' Released In Japan

AP | SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

TOKYO — Eager fans waited in drizzling rain Friday to buy the third volume of Haruki Murakami's best-selling, multi-part novel "1Q84" and learn ...