Month: November 2020

Graphite Insomnia

Appreciation, First Person, Visual Art

“A deep black square can be an object or an opening. Sometimes you can get a surface so deep, rich, and black that it begins to contain an immense amount of space and light. Your perception begins to equivocate, reading it as both object and void.”
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When the Shows Stopped

Blogging Fellows, Ghost Lights, Theater

In 2020 actor Kait Russell got her big break – her first audition for a Broadway musical. But while preparing for it she received a phone call that changed everything. “Broadway is shutting down,” her agent told her. “We can’t keep your audition.”
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What Is Aesthetics? An Introduction to ‘The Art of Thinking’

Blogging Fellows, Commentary, In-Depth, The Art of Thinking

“If you’ve ever asked yourself why a particular painting is considered beautiful, or whether a curious item displayed in a gallery even counts as art, then you’ve engaged with the same species of question that aesthetics aims to address.”
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Announcing the 2020-21 Critical Read Blogging Fellows

Blogging Fellows, Editor's Note

Each of these writers has a unique point of view and range of interests. They will be contributing to Critical Read between November 2020 and June 2021.
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Art Is Essential November 2020

Art Is Essential, Feature

Writers on the art that matters to them. #ArtIsEssential
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