Art, Monday Gallery — June 18, 2018, 11:43 am

Yellow Glow Sunset and Pink Wind and Sky Sarah Anne Johnson

“Yellow Glow Sunset” and “Pink Wind and Sky,” photographs by Sarah Anne Johnson, whose work is on view this week at Julie Saul Gallery, in New York City.
© The artist. Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery

Editor's Note — June 14, 2018, 10:21 am

Inside the July Issue

Kevin Baker, Imani Perry, Michael Green, and more

Weekly Review — June 12, 2018, 11:56 am

Weekly Review

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump meet at a former POW site, Jeff Sessions denies asylum to victims of domestic abuse and gang violence, and the National Sheriff Association announces a new initiative to protect pets

Art, Monday Gallery — June 11, 2018, 5:22 pm

Alice Mann dr van der dross drummies

“Dr Van Der Ross Drummies,” a photograph by Alice Mann, whose work was on view last month as part of the New African Photography III exhibition at Red Hook Labs, in Brooklyn, New York. Courtesy of the artist and Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn, New York.

Publisher's Note — June 8, 2018, 11:20 am

Important Details

“The art of the detail is in decline, because the pitiless World Wide Web rejects in-depth reporting in favor of the tweet.”


Context — June 7, 2018, 11:16 am

Not What It Takes

Running for president on less than $2,000 a day

Weekly Review — June 6, 2018, 1:13 pm

Weekly Review

A 12,346-foot volcano erupted in Guatemala, covering houses with ash and molten rock, and killing at least 38 people.[1] North Korea’s state-run news agency reported that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, who has been accused of using chemical weapons on civilians, planned to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has been accused of torturing political opponents.[2][3] US president Donald Trump met with a reality television star to discuss prison reform, pardoned an author and filmmaker who pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign-finance laws in 2014, and said he would consider pardoning a businesswoman and reality television star who was found …

Art, Monday Gallery — June 4, 2018, 12:20 pm

Al Baseer and Al Malik (detail), mixed media artworks from the series The Language of Existence Blue by Lulwah Al Homoud, whose work is on view this week at Tabari Artspace, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Courtesy the artist and Tabari Artspace, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Postcard — May 31, 2018, 12:45 pm

The Wish List

A village in New York wants to bring Santa back to town.

Weekly Review — May 29, 2018, 5:04 pm

Weekly Review

US president Donald Trump wrote in a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that a scheduled summit between the two parties “will not take place,” and then said that the planned date for that summit “hasn’t changed.”[1][2][3] Kim said he’d consider dismantling his country’s nuclear arsenal at a meeting with South Korean president Moon Jae-in that was held at a “truce village” located in the demilitarized zone between the two countries.[4] Ireland repealed a constitutional amendment that banned abortion, and in Scotland, it was announced that an employment tribunal hearing would be held for a woman who was gagged …

Art — May 29, 2018, 10:19 am

“Roosevelt, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA,” a photograph by Charlotte Dumas from her series Anima, which portrays the burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery. Dumas’s work is currently on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art, in Norfolk, Virginia. Credit: © The artist. Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, New York City

Memento Mori — May 23, 2018, 10:15 am

Philip Roth (1933–2018)

Remembering Philip Roth

Weekly Review — May 22, 2018, 11:59 am

Weekly Review

A 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School in Texas opened fire on his classmates, killing ten people with a shotgun and a .38 revolver that were both legally owned by his father.[1] The state’s lieutenant governor blamed the shooting on the school’s abundance of “entrances” and “exits,” and the incoming National Rifle Association president said that Ritalin prescriptions were responsible for the violence.[2][3] US president Donald Trump alleged, without evidence, that his 2016 presidential campaign, which is currently being investigated for possible collusion with the Russian government, was infiltrated by FBI spies for “political purposes”; it was reported that …

Commentary — May 22, 2018, 11:01 am

Marriage of Myths

“Monarchy offers a fantasy of national communion while, by its very existence, making it more unlikely to ever come to pass.”

Art, Monday Gallery — May 21, 2018, 10:07 am

“Montegut, Algae Blooms near Montegut, Louisiana,” a photograph by Ben Depp, whose work is on view at A Gallery for Fine Photography, in New Orleans. Courtesy the artist and A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans


Publisher's Note — May 16, 2018, 12:10 pm

Why I’ll Miss My Friend Tom Wolfe

“Wolfe was always the arch opponent of orthodoxy in all its forms.”

Memento Mori — May 15, 2018, 11:35 am

Tom Wolfe (1930–2018)

Remembering Tom Wolfe

Weekly Review — May 15, 2018, 11:14 am

Weekly Review

US president Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which limited Iranian nuclear capabilities, and then reintroduced sanctions on the country, despite ten International Atomic Energy Agency reports finding that Iran had upheld its end of the deal. “We did not talk about a plan B,” said a State Department official.[1][2][3] Iran fired twenty rockets at Israeli forces in the Golan Heights, and Israel bombed fifty Iranian targets in Syria.[4][5] Gina Haspel, Trump’s nominee for director of the Central Intelligence Agency, was questioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee about her oversight of a CIA “black site” …

Art, Monday Gallery — May 14, 2018, 12:33 pm

Homage, a painting by Bill Scott, whose work was on view in April at Hollis Taggart Galleries, in New York City. Courtesy the artist and Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York City

Publisher's Note — May 14, 2018, 10:44 am

The Comedy

“France has lowered herself to the status of a stamp or seal in order to ‘reassure’ the American Establishment that its loutish leader isn’t entirely mad.”

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