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Calendar, Night&Day Bigger Than Ever

Bigger Than Ever

Some artists make large-scale art for dubious reasons, including egomania as well as the continued and maddening presence, despite a steadfast regimen of creams and capsules and grooming techniques, of a small thingie. Those who create small art, however, have…
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Film, "Green Lantern": CGI Superheroes Don't Get More Boring Than This

"Green Lantern": CGI Superheroes Don't Get More Boring Than This

It's 10 minutes before a human character appears on-screen in Green Lantern, a personality-free franchise-launcher that builds toward a quaint, if explosive, argument in favor of the nebulous quality of "humanity." Via a heavily CGI'd prologue, we learn that the…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Revolution Will Be Photographed

The Revolution Will Be Photographed

Cara Barer documents how things evolve — namely, the things that she helps evolve. Barer the sculptor takes objects — in this case, books — and turns them into art. Barer the photographer shoots the sculptures and turns them into…
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Culture, Books Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life

I heard about the sperm book from an artist friend, and I had to see it. "It's at Moe's," he told me, referring to the used bookstore in Berkeley with the amazing collection of rare volumes. He was talking about…
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Calendar, Night&Day Super Size Art

Super Size Art

Typically, people who react to museum art with physical symptoms (temporary heart stoppages and ambulatory failure, or just a hand thrown to the forehead as if feeling faint) are either characters in novels (mostly weak genre fiction) and those who…
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