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Donald Trump Jr. just did something colossally stupid. It's actually unfathomable to think that he actually did what he just did, which, to be quite fair is saying a lot. It is quite difficult to make any sense of why this happened, and many in the know are also confused. In an attempt to pre-empt a New York Times piece detailing direct contact and solicitation between the Trump campaign last year and the Russian government—believed to be working...
In a way, Marilyn Minter's Pretty/Dirty show at Brooklyn Museum wouldn't have garnered the kind of reaction it has outside the fever/fervor of our presidential election. Minter's a beautiful artist with a solid body of work, but the atmosphere gave everything she makes a new, pressing tilt: Roberta Smith titled her New York Times review "A 'Nasty Woman' of Contemporary Art Fearlessly Renders the Body"; Minter's "Don't Fuck With Us, Don't Fuck Without Us" buttons, a separate project for Planned...
A few months ago, Jeffrey Wright found himself inside the walls of a maximum-security prison in Indiana. In his company is one 34-year-old man serving a 65-year sentence. Nearby stood a second man, serving 170 years. A third, within a stone’s toss, had been on death row for seven years. Another young man was in for life; no opportunity for parole. Correctional officers patrolled the halls. Administrators occupied the facility’s offices. Wright was acting, but everything around him...
In the midst of a considerably tense time in America, Local Natives brought some optimism to New York last week. The band played two shows at Terminal 5, the final stops on the North American leg of the tour to promote their third studio album, Sunlit Youth. Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn, Matt Frazier, and Nik Ewing are soon headed to the UK to continue touring, but Ayer, the keyboardist and vocalist, took some...