A Matter of Art and Design

February 24, 2014   ·   0 Comments


By Robert Waterhouse: The other day, sorting pictures and frames, I came across a Friday November 9 2001 edition of the International Herald Tribune. It had ...


The Wild Boars of Wall Street

By Matthew Stevenson: “No matter what they’re charging to get in, it’s worth more to get out.” —Roger Ebert For a project that remains a figment of a ...


The “Paper of Record” Gets it Wrong on André Schiffrin

By John R. MacArthur: A Times obituary misrepresents the career of a distinguished publisher.


Handbagged: Oprah Plays in Zürich

By Matthew Stevenson: Just when you thought it was safe to go on a Swiss holiday, Oprah Winfrey has ruined the enterprise...

Elana Drell Szyfer

‘NYT’ Publishes Spiritual Guidance from Ahava Exec– Without Saying Ahava Works in a Settlement

By Philip Weiss: Every week The New York Times business page runs a "Frequent Flier" profile of a busy traveler.


Believe Nothing

By Arthur Silber: The Times includes the fact that "there is no applause at the end of a Parsifal performance" to underscore the article's point that Wagner...

Jacobin and The New Inquiry

The New York Times Thinks Male Magazine Founders Are Intellectuals But Their Female Peers Are Fashionistas

By Katie J.M. Baker: Congratulations to relatively new "intellectual magazines" The New Inquiry and Jacobin: the New York Times thinks you're both worthy of coverage! Well, not equally so. The 20-something ...

The New York Times’s Little Censorship Problem

By Lisa Simeone: The New York Times has a travel blog called “In Transit.” On Thursday, January 3, 2013 the blog published a post called "Keep Your ...

Ken Johnson. (Courtesy ReadMedia)

Here’s The New York Times’ Response to the Ken Johnson Petition

By Michael H. Miller: The writers of an open letter to The New York Times regarding two recent pieces by Ken Johnson have received a response from the paper’s culture editor, Jonathan Landman.

Ghetto Merchant

Now Dig This: The Ken Johnson Kerfuffle.

By Carolina A. Miranda: Last month, Ken Johnson, an independent writer who serves as an art critic for the New York Times, published a review of Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-80, on view at MoMA PS1. The piece was critical of the show on a number of points, most notably that many of the works promoted a racial solidarity that could be alienating to white viewers. There are also some very uncomfortable paragraphs about the ways in which Black artists have employed the medium of assemblage...

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