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Imitation as Art

Touching countless readers with theories on love, language and literature, Roland Barthes turned his attention to an unlikely material: plastic.

02.21.2017
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On Schadenfreude

Do other people make us laugh, or are we laughing at other people? A comedian offers advice on where to draw the line.

02.21.2017
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The Power of Influence

How is it that throughout history, similar ideas have often cropped up in different locations and, at times, seemingly simultaneously?

02.21.2017
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Meaningful Coincidence

Is there a difference between chance and coincidence? Alex Anderson explores whether happenstance can ever really “just happen.”

02.21.2017
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On The Waterfront

Composer Leonard Bernstein spent the summer of 1967 in Ansedonia, a sun-washed Roman town on the Italian coast.

02.21.2017
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Kiyomi Iwata

Kiyomi Iwata shares her advice on how to create art while on the seesaw of children and career.

02.21.2017
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Marisol Escobar

Silent through the height of her stardom in the 1960s and absent at the peak of her career, an enigmatic sculptor receives a renaissance in death.

02.21.2017
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Julie Hetta

For one photographer, an unusual concern: how to create images that are not too beautiful.

02.21.2017
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Becoming Wise

“Cynicism is actually the laziest stance you could take.” What intelligent people still need to learn about the pursuit of wisdom.

02.21.2017
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Getting Lost

Neuroscientist Paul Dudchenko speaks on why we get lost, the distress and thrill of disorientation and how getting lost can improve your skills.

02.17.2017
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Jens Lekman

Swedish musician Jens Lekman reflects on the five-year hiatus leading up to his new album, existentialism in music and the elusive nature of his work.

02.14.2017
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2017 Berlinale: Five Films

The 67th Berlinale is slated to serve up a host of noteworthy premieres. Jack Howard of Berlin Film Society selects his favorites.

02.09.2017
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MoMA Responds to Trump Ban

In a display of solidarity for those affected by Trump's recent travel ban, one of the art world’s most established institutions is taking a stand.

02.08.2017
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The Brave New World of Lyubov Popova

The artistic practice of Lyubov Popova and the Russian VKhUTEMAS movement strove to shape the environment around them to help build a brave new world.

01.03.2017
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Art in Motion: Alexander Calder

The inventor of the mobile, American sculptor Alexander Calder, redefined sculpture by fusing movement and performance into his works.

12.14.2016
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Relatability Theory: Lee Ufan

Korean minimalist painter and sculptor Lee Ufan has been in the news a lot lately, and under rather peculiar circumstances.

12.11.2016
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Figure at Work

Okiie Hashimoto is one of the giants of Japanese woodcut printmaking. His prints are quintessentially Japanese, but showcase his global influences.

12.06.2016
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