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Supportive Acts by Justin Torres
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Rickie Vasquez is wondering if all you ever have to offer him are crumbs.

Mel Chin by Saul Ostrow
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Wry installations and revelatory sculptures blend art-making and activism in Chin’s unique practice of transformation.

The Kardashians by Brienne Walsh, Chelsea Knight & Elise Rasmussen
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“They own their own image. In a world where image is everything, that’s a very serious kind of ownership.”

Bruno Dumont by Nicholas Elliott
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“Chiaroscuro levels of thought.”

Astra Taylor’s The People’s Platform by Orit Gat
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Was the Internet intended for you? It’s hard to think about it structurally without throwing personal use into the mix.

Portfolio by Anna Lundh

Repris: TV Time.

Kate Durbin by Gabriela Jauregui
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Literary television, tragicomic starlets, and objects galore.

Routine Spectacles of Andy Kaufman and Stuart Sherman by Michael Smith
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Working at opposite ends of the performing-arts spectrum, both carefully constructed public personae to adapt to and assimilate the culture that formed them. 

Amy Adler by Legacy Russell
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Amy Adler on artist’s rights, the impact of conceptual art on law, and Texts from Hillary.

On the Road with Bob Holman by Stephanie Nikolopoulos

Bob Holman is on the road to save the day

Robert Ashley by Alex Waterman
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The composer and giant of contemporary music passed away on March 4, 2014. Here he reflects on the 2012 reinterpretation—in Spanish—of his epic opera of the ordinary, Perfect Lives.

John Miller by Liam Gillick
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John Miller and Liam Gillick talk about repurposing painting, conceptualism, and reality TV.

John from Cincinnati by Cameron Shaw
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In 1978, activist and former ad executive Jerry Mander published the book Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

Mónica de la Torre’s Talk Shows by Kristin Prevallet
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Talk shows: at once a parade of exploited traumas and a public forum for social issues.

Theresa Rebeck by Evangeline Morphos
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Rebeck is busy this fall: “Poor Behavior,” is now in previews at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Her play “Seminar,” starring Alan Rickman and Lily Rabe, opens on Broadway in November.

Josh Müller by Lucy Raven
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Artist Josh Müller uses a variety of methods to draw into question how audiences interpret film, from resetting and rephotographing travel magazine models to taping a rescreening of a popular television series.

Hand-Held Visions: The Impossible Possibilities of Community Media by DeeDee Halleck by Martha Rosler
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The chapter titles of activist and artist DeeDee Halleck’s guide to cheap, collaborative media speak for themselves, advising readers on “Community Control of Technology” and “Experimental Video and Public Television.”

Laurie Sheck by Susan Wheeler
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I first met Laurie Sheck in the summer of 1995, at another poet’s, Julie Agoos’s place in Princeton. Laurie lived in Princeton too, and taught at Rutgers, and I was there visiting friends for the day. 

Television’s The Blow-Up by David Krasnow

The live double album: an icon, a period piece. Its bombast is still with us, but not its excess (double CDs crimp sales), certainly not its raw aesthetics.

Robert Altman by Albert Mobilio
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Robert Altman cornered the American zeitgeist with wildly diverse films—PopeyeCookie’s Fortune and Short Cuts—over a long, steady career. He discusses process, market and vision with writer Albert Mobilio.

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