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Culture, Art Private Time: The Violence and Absurdity of Selfies

Private Time: The Violence and Absurdity of Selfies

At a time when the selfie is ascendant — when its practitioners include the Pope, Barack Obama, and Kim Kardashian; when Oxford Dictionaries named "selfie" 2013's Word of the Year — it's worth remembering the genre's art-world progenitors. They helped…
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Calendar, Night&Day In-Flight Antics

In-Flight Antics

Before every dream vacation in a faraway land comes the agony of the long-haul plane flight. We always fantasize about being magically upgraded out of economy, but we always find ourselves in steerage, where the aisles are narrow and the…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser

FRI 5/21 We were skeptical at first: We're not fans of companies plastering their names all over, like the Spider-Man 2 folks recently tried to do. Some things are sacred, and we hope art is one of them. But we…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Voicing It Over

Voicing It Over

SAT 11/29 In Japan, silent movies weren't accompanied by an orchestra or an organist but by a benshi, an actor who tripled as narrator, interpreter, and entertainer. Intrigued by the interplay of spoken word and moving image, local filmmaker Konrad…
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