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It Has to Be Said

“Familles, je vous hais” (“Families, I hate you!”). So said that great French pooftah André Gide, the 1947 Nobel Laureate for literature who was vilified for most of his life as an apostle of pederasty. Comment

Raw Letters

From wordsmith to symbol-smith, Jack Pierson enters new territory in his latest exhibition, “Abstracts” at Cheim & Read. His signature word sculptures that referenced issues of relationship and gay identity have given way to Pierson’s use of letters as raw material without the necessity of tying them to language. Comment

Universal truths yield ‘weirdly interactive’ work

Never buy a red coat… Comment

Limecat and Literally Alive: Kids stuff for whole family

When she founded Literally Alive, Brenda Bell was able to combine her two childhood loves of theater and reading . Now in its tenth season, the children’s theatre company produces original musicals based on classic children’s books and fairy tales. Bell, the company’s creative director, collaborates with composer Mark McGee. Comment

Embraced in Łódz, shunned in NYC lobby

The 60-point four- column headline in a newspaper called Dziennik Łódzki, over a photograph of Bernard Aptekar and one of his machine gunners, reads “Sztuka wymierzona w wojne I inima wisc.” Comment


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