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Where Doubt Is Faith and the Sign Is Spirit. Sarah Charlesworth's Art of Personal Religion

G. Roger Denson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

New York has long been overdo for a Sarah Charlesworth retrospective. Throughout the summer of 2015, the New Museum filled the void with Doubleword a partial-survey of Charlesworth's work curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Margot Norton, a most welcome arrival.

Todd Haynes at Cannes: New Film 'Carol' Stuns With Elegance

Karin Badt | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Carol, the story of a love affair between a young pretty shop clerk (Rooney Mara) and a wealthy unhappy housewife (Cate Blanchett), set in 1950s New York City, stuns with its sensuousness, reminding one of the Hollywood cinema of old, where the camera takes time with lingering shots on characters, turning them into stars.

You Go, Gurl!: How LGBTQ Literacies Create Social Justice in the Classrooms and Beyond

Michael Carosone | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I do not believe in keeping information within the confines of academia. (What is the purpose of knowledge if it only remains within the ivory tower and tiny bubble that is the university?)

Windshield Decal Semiotics and Doctrinaire Cultism in the Artwork of Brendan Donnelly

Annabel Osberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The title of Brendan Donnelly's first exhibition at Paul Loya Gallery, "How To Be A Magician In Your Spare Time," is something of a misnomer--the show has little to do with magic. However, the emptiness of the titular promise is itself an ironic trick in keeping with the artist's skepticism of magisterial charlatanry.

What's the Stink About Pink?

Jenny Darroch | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Jenny Darroch

When marketers use pink to signal their products are "female friendly" they fall squarely into the trap of stereotyping women as being feminine, kind and nice.

These Store Signs Will Make You Smile

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 11.23.2013 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

When you traffic in a beach city, the pablum on store signs usually isn't something you notice, but the writing on some of the commercial signage in Hawaii is undeniably memorable.

Jeffery Eugenides On Love And Books

Madeleine Crum | Posted 02.16.2012 | Books

If you walk through Times Square in New York right now, you'll be met with a rare site: a book-themed billboard. A stern-faced Jeffery Eugenides strid...

Anonymous Donor Shocks American Sign Museum | Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts

Cincinnatian Tod Swormstedt's plans to expand his American Sign Museum got a jolt of electricity recently in the form of a $900,000 check from an out-...

Misreading the Signs: How the Visual Illiteracy of Sarah Palin and The Smithsonian Re-ignite the Culture Wars

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2011-01-19-gkjf.jpgIt's arguable that all conflicts begin with miscommunication.