Another Latin Lesson


Pintura 9 [Painting 9], Helio Oiticica, 1959 — All Images: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Some gallery shows aren’t just a pleasure, they’re a public service. That would describe “The Geometry of Hope”, the survey of Latin American abstraction that I previewed last week at the indispensable Grey Art Gallery at New York …

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Liveblogging the Emmys

7:28 p.m.: I’d like to take this moment to thank Mrs. Tuned In. Not because I’ve won anything, but because she is, as I type, in the midst of putting Tuned In Jr and Tuned In Jr Jr to bed, solo, so that I can “work” by watching a TV show and typing about it. Do not let your children marry TV critics.

7:32 p.m.: Fox’s red-carpet folks …

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Emmy Liveblog: Watch This Space

That’s right. Keep watching it. Keeeeeeeep watchin’. All weekend. Hey! You looked away! I said, keep…

OK, you can look away in a second, but first: if you can manage to balance your margarita and chips atop your laptop, join Tuned In Sunday night for a liveblog of the Emmy awards. I probably won’t cover the red carpet, pre-red-carpet, …

The Rape of Europa

I caught an early look at The Rape of Europa. It’s a documentary of roughly two hours drawn heavily from the 1994 book of that name by Lynn Nicholas that won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Nicholas told the story of the Nazi plunder of European artworks and architecture during World War II. The film has been making the …

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There was a time, before the rise of blogs, MySpace and Facebook, when people wanting to immerse themselves in the hyper-self-conscious navel-gazing of the self-aware and highly educated had to depend on the TV shows of Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick. Now the people who brought you thirtysomething …

Alice in “I Wonder” Land

As in — I wonder how long it will be before Alice Walton has her way with the Stieglitz Collection at Fisk University? Actually, while we’ve been talking about 9/11 this week, there’s been movement on two Walton-related artworld dramas.

One of them involves Walton and Fisk. Earlier this week a Tennessee judge disallowed a deal …

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Two-ned In: Happy Birthday to Us

It is a momentous day for three major world religions. Muslims begin the celebration of Ramadan. My people mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. And in the dominant American religion of television worship, we observe the anniversary of the day, two years ago, that a plucky home-design-empire CEO strutted out of jail and onto her own …

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