Category Archives: The Arts

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Rock On – A Life (So Far) In Music

What do The Roots, RuPaul, Buddy Holly, Rosanne Cash, a disco mullet, and tot rage have in common? The Weeklings’ new music editor, Robert Burke Warren, who shares a bit of his life as a globe-trotting bass player, singer-songwriter, and practitioner of “the quickening art.” Continue reading

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Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of Dr. Gachet

Canary-Colored Runway into the Sun, The Rainbow Reader Part III

Part III of Tessa Laird’s 6-part series on the social history of color examines yellow from Van Gogh to Kandinsky, suicide and sunshine. Continue reading

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Orange Sadhu by Flickr user P, published under Creative Commons.

A Tiger’s Leap Into History, The Rainbow Reader Part II

Part II of Tessa Laird’s 6-part series on the social history of color takes on orange, from construction to Agent Orange, war to peace, LSD and religion. Continue reading

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Antony Gormley, American Field, Installation Salvator Ala Gallery, New York, 1991. Courtesy of the artist.

The Red Thread, The Rainbow Reader Part I

Part I of Tessa Laird’s 6-part series on the social history of color takes in the dark beating heart of red, moving from the personal to the political from Marx to the Middle East. Continue reading

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The Small Often Vague Things – Kate Newby’s Radically Slight Art

What happens when language fails us? When words are just poor approximations, and they smooth over the weird and wonderful. Meet Kate Newby, whose art can be radically slight, and is failed by trying too hard to describe it. Continue reading

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The Last Samurai poster

The Last Last: A Memo About Your Most Recent Title

On the subject of movie titles, Tom Gualtieri has the last word. Continue reading

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Game of Thrones: the execution of Ned Stark (l. to r. Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Jack Gleeson, Sean Bean)

Game of Thrones: Hurts So Good

Game of Thrones is the ultimate in horror, Tom Gualtieri says. Continue reading

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