iOS app Android app

Post Modernism

The West Needs a Large Dose of Humility

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 02.09.2017 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

What we have today is a West that is retreating militarily and shrinking economically, yet one that still speaks as the lord and master in command of the fates of nations and continents.

"All My Poems Are Social Crucifixions": A Conversation About Robert Creeley's Letters

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.24.2015 | Books
Travis Nichols

It is impossible to conceive of post-modern poetry without Robert Creeley. And poetry -- in whatever iteration it is in right now -- has not been the same since Creeley died in 2005.

Four Design Movements that Formed How We Think

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.23.2015 | Style
Soren Petersen

Even more than art, design shapes how we experience our surroundings and ourselves. Think about it: art, almost by definition, abstracts from the details of everyday life; design shapes them in the most immediate way.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: George Rochberg

Daniel Asia | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I was occasionally in the presence of the wonderful photographer Irving Penn in the 80's. I will never forget a simple statement he made then, "I keep getting better the older I get because I do learn more as I go along."

Robert A. M. Stern: The Limestone Jesus

Louisiana Channel | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Stern calls 15 Central Park West "a gigantic articulated wall of structures not a series of twisting and turning isolated thing." The name 'Limestone Jesus' comes from the fact that the building is constructed with limestone bricks.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Frederic Rzewski

Daniel Asia | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Frederic Rzewski's The People United Will Never be Defeated is one of those pieces that seems to have popped or plopped out whole and near perfect.

The Demolition Controversy at New York's MOMA: Drawing Future Lessons

Paul Gunther | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

In the spirit perhaps of no good deed goes unpunished, the Museum's present decision to sacrifice the contemporary if not categorically orthodox modernist Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Folk Art Museum is nonetheless a record of the increasingly blurred narrative of late 20th and early 21st century aesthetic constructs.

Obama's Brush With Postmodernism

Harry Kresky | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Credit goes to President Obama for not allowing binary logic to force his hand. His decision to take the issue to Congress created space for a conversation with the American people about what to do.

The Bible and Postmodernism

Pastor Gilford T. Monrose | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion
Pastor Gilford T. Monrose

Postmodernism puts the Bible and truth on trial. Since there are many controversial issue of our society that involve postmodernism and the Bible, it is quiet clear that both are vying for the right to be the final authority on these issues.

PHOTOS: Futuristic Places To Stay

Home Away | Posted 01.02.2013 | Travel
Home Away

There is no time like the present to live in the future.

Against Michiko Kakutani: A Defense of Mark Helprin

Pietros Maneos | Posted 12.08.2012 | Books
Pietros Maneos

To me, Michiko Kakutani's latest review is emblematic of the ongoing cultural war between those adhering to the tenets of modernity: irony, cynicism, minimalism; and those who obstinately refuse to bow before these pestiferous ideals, those who honor beauty, truth and emotion. Kakutani obviously falls into the former.

Bodies in Space: Leah Yerpe's Very Large Drawings

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.17.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I've been a fan of Yerpe's extremely cool -- one might say icily cool -- work since I first saw it in 2009. For me, a lot of what makes art good is the degree of interesting thinking I have in response to viewing it.

Towards Eclecticism

John Seed | Posted 10.09.2012 | Arts
John Seed

2012-08-09-johnseed123.jpg Eclecticism is beautiful because it allows every label, every approach, every style and every work of art to be allowed into the ring of possibilities.

North Korea: The End Game of Post Modernism

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts
Illya Szilak

Little did I know that I was about to visit a country where the manufacture of national identity is not only overtly artificial, it has become a major industry. Going to North Korea is like seeing the mirror used in a magic trick.

Matisyahu's Spiritual Evolution And What It Means For Us

Gabe Crane | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Gabe Crane

While there are limitations in drawing conclusions from our celebrities' lifestyles, Matisyahu's choice does represent an important development in the underlying psycho-spiritual evolution of our time.

LA Art Today: The Face of a Shiny Dusty City (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts
Tom Gregory

Art, like language, morphs words and tones to describe the world. It can be a reflective, interpretive, literal, and/or emotional. Important art passes the litmus test of time. It remains in the pop culture lingo to mark the space from whence it came.

The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In its infancy, our little blue orb was a perfect place serenaded by little more than the swoosh of winds and the ebb of ocean tides. Enter humans.

Possibility: An Eight Year Old Meets the Beatles

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Zachary Stockill

I remember very clearly the first time I really heard the music of the Beatles. I was eight years old in 1995. The Anthology series was about to be broadcast and I was somewhat baffled, but equally intrigued.

The Most Culturally Radical Show on TV (and Sometimes One of the Cheesiest) is on Fox

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Miles Mogulescu

When I want to spend an hour or two with the most culturally radical show on TV--a multi-racial, multi-cultural program where race, gender and sexual orientation truly don't seem to matter--I watch "So You Think You Can Dance".

Why "Talk" Culture will Destroy the World

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Hugh McGuire

In the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani takes on the Internet, remix culture, post-modernism and the technology-induced Decline of Western Civilizatio...

David Shields: 'Plots Are For Dead People

The Millions | David Shields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We live in a post-narrative, post-novel world. Plots are for dead people. Novelly novels exist, of course, and whenever I'm on a plane, it's all I see...

Blague d'Art, March 1, 2010

Peter Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Peter Frank

Folks, painting is back. And is that a good thing?

The Good, the Bad, & the Mediated

Carter Phipps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carter Phipps

Everyone should read Thomas de Zengotita, not because he has the answers but because he's breaking new ground in tracking a whole field of disconcerting cultural trends.

Evolutionary Psychology Under Attack?

Carter Phipps | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carter Phipps

Some feel that allowing an evolutionary basis for bad behavior is akin to making a Stone Age excuse for current moral failures.