To paraphrase art critic Peter Schjeldahl, beauty is a kind of action and reaction between the work and the viewer, or the listener, or the reader. Beauty happens. 10 February 16 // 2:30 AM
The Sheltering Sky is itself a test of limits: its form is an exploration of how far one can go in novel writing. 9 February 16 // 2:30 AM
The authors of Inventing the Future ask: why think local, when there’s a world to win? 8 February 16 // 2:30 AM
What Bowie's music describes, again and again, is that we were endlessly, relentlessly killing ourselves. 5 February 16 // 2:29 AM
As we use the term today, authenticity allows no truth from art, only from artists. It visits art the way one visits a subway station or an airport: to get to somewhere else. 4 February 16 // 2:29 AM
Tindersticks: The Waiting Room
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto: The Revenant
Brown Lives Don’t Matter in the Dark and Cruel World of 'Visaranai'
A No-Nonsense Agenda for the Left
Sierra Hull: Weighted Mind
Shovels and Rope: Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1
'The New Mutants' Is Rooted Both in Scholarship and in the Rich History of Superhero Narratives
The X-Files: Season 10, Episode 3 - "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster"
"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".