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Esteban Whiteside

In stark paintings and intense, vibrant collages, Whiteside confronts what Donald Trump has wrought and how the long arc of oppression in the American experience oozes into the lives of people of color every day. Read more

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Doug Jones’s victory and a new play drawing on Nina Simone’s songs illustrate the opportunities and challenges we face in 2018. Read more

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(Photo: maddymayi13 via Instagram)

As the political class in Washington, D.C., struggles to carve a path of resistance to the incoming Trump administration, artists are leading the way. Institutional players in liberal politics should pay attention. Read more

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It took 150 years after America officially abolished slavery to get a national museum on the black experience. Read more

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In which Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton mingles with constituents and the verse is a bit searing. Read more

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Did Banksy's New York City sojourn leave behind a renewed appreciation for off-the-wall art? Maybe. Maybe not. Read more

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How do we judge a movie made from a book written by someone with repellent political views? Read more

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The Colby College Museum of Art reopens, ready to share its $100 million gift and quietly bold vision. Read more

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Shepard Fairey, Banksy, and FAILE are just some of the artists bridging the gap between the establishment art world and the grittier creative forces of city streets. Read more

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Illustrator Victor Juhasz spent three weeks in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Here, a sampling of his work. Read more

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An investigation of music’s power by one of its great polymaths Read more

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... in which art creates reality. Read more

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What's behind the former First Lady and current Secretary of State's image rehabilitation? Read more

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Two veteran runway models work to bring safe labor practices to the glamour industry. Read more

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Midnight in Paris is nothing more than a dilettante's guide to the City of Lights. Read more

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Dancing with the Stars challenges ballroom dancing's rigid gender roles. Read more

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