David Ireland: 1930-2009

Over the weekend the San Francisco-based artist David Ireland died. Though his work is in the collections of many major museums, Ireland was not, to put it mildly, a career-driven kind of artist. He made a lot of his art out of refuse and he sometimes made work that involved very minor interventions on his part, like tossing a ball of …

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Just Call Him Barack O'Brien

The clip wasn’t available earlier, but also on last night’s Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, NBC managed to leverage its Inside the White House Special into a presidential plug for Conan:

When this clip first started rolling, I figured there must be some kind of sleight-of-hand going on. Right? The producers must have spliced some …

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Conan's Second Night—Your Thoughts?

While working on my column for this week—it is probably no trade secret to reveal that it has to do with late-night TV—I just watched Conan O’Brien’s second Tonight Show. A solid outing, I thought: Andy Richter fit into the show better, Tom Hanks was a good guest, and the taped bit about Conan’s wardrobe shopping spree on Rodeo …

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The Morning After: The First Couple, and the Last

I’m turning around a last-minute column this morning, so talk amongst yourselves for a while.

About, for instance: last night, our two-night-long national nightmare ended as Speidi finally quit I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! For now. But not before Spencer Pratt declared himself and wife Heidi “the biggest celebrities in the …

I Have Seen the Future and It’s….Smaller

In New York on Monday I stopped by the annual press preview of the Metropolitan Museum, where the Met’s new director Thomas Campbell gave a power point summary of the shows the museum has planned for the next year or so. For me the main takeaway was that, as predicted, with the New Austerity upon us, museums will be doing fewer big …

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All Eyes on Conan—Including Yours?

Today, Conan O’Brien finally assumes the chair of The Tonight Show and begins a glorious three-month reign as NBC’s chief nightly talk-show host. Already the speculation is running hot as to whether can retain Jay Leno’s audience, as Jay himself gets ready to settle into the timeslot an hour and a half ahead of Conan in the fall.

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