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Climate Change

Each artwork deserves appreciation and through the tags we set we try to keep the artists' brushwork in mind.

Orphan Black’s Reproducing Body

Twenty-first century Americans are fascinated with stories featuring bodies that blur the boundaries between self and other. Collectives frighten us. We recoil before the...

Unfeeling Godzilla

On the morning of August 30, 2005, the front page of the New York Times featured a photo of New Orleans in the aftermath...

My Chilly Ponies

The news out of Antarctica this week is terrible. You might assume that I refer to this week's report of the looming, irreversible collapse of...

A Terrible Beauty

I spent a lot of the Sunday afternoon before Valentine’s Day at the Smithsonian exhibit (headed for the Met) on  “The Civil War and American Art.” ...