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Who Am I To Hold Your Past Against You?: Jeremy O. Harris’s “Slave Play”
Performance

Who Am I To Hold Your Past Against You?: Jeremy O. Harris’s “Slave Play”

“You should not work to make the audience comfortable with what they are witnessing at all,” writes playwright Jeremy O. Harris in his “Notes on Style” preface of the script of Slave Play. Harris’s is a weighted statement, hidden within seemingly typical stage notes for a theatrical production. Whether onstage or off, so much related … Continue reading

The 2018 Carnegie International Is Everything Wrong With Contemporary Art
Art / Rants and Raves

The 2018 Carnegie International Is Everything Wrong With Contemporary Art

What the hell am I looking at? This was the question I continually asked myself as I wandered aimlessly through the Carnegie Museum of Art’s 2018 Carnegie International. What is this pile of industrial materials in the Hall of Sculpture? What is this coffee stand? What are these random photographs? Why was I so tragically … Continue reading

Pop-Lifting: The 13 Items I’d Like To Steal From “Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again”
Art

Pop-Lifting: The 13 Items I’d Like To Steal From “Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again”

“I love everything that’s bad with America and that’s what I make movies about,” explains our preeminent filth elder John Waters. John isn’t the only one. Shortly before Waters’s Hag in a Black Leather Jacket (barely) graced screens, Andy Warhol was publicly embracing the tacky, trashy and terribly capitalist side of American culture. From cheaply and … Continue reading