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A Skeptic Queries "The Artist as Urbanist"

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Eric J. Henderson

Alexis Laurent is a contemporary sculptor. His work invites (and counts on) viewers to be part of it to make it whole.

The Optimist's Parking Lot: This Artweek.LA (August 8-14, 2011)

Bill Bush | Posted 10.09.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

2011-08-09-sysd.pngThe Optimist's Parking Lot is a meditation on the poetics of optimism.

Urban Storytelling in New Orleans

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Rob Walker's newest project for New Orleans proves him to be no less than a bonafide optimist. He's proposing that we use art and design to alter our perceptions of a downtrodden environment.

Influences: Angelic and Demonic

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barbara Probst Solomon

Salinger gave my generation a permission to write about our lives, our very ordinary adolescent times. He gave us our voice, our right to be serious in our own postwar, perhaps over-privileged, tones.