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51 Astor, a new building on the eastern edge of Astor Place in New York City, looks like something Will Smith would kill in a movie.

 

 

It is mirrored, angular, black, and malevolently futuristic. That is, it acts as a frank reminder of the area’s more recent roots.

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Essays & Reviews

How Many Licks

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What are we actually getting at when we talk about “sucking dick”?

Bend It Like Benglis

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Lynda Benglis’s portrait of herself scandalized not because it supplanted the phallus but because it ridiculed it

Dick Picky

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Critique My Dick Pic has convinced its proprietor that the female gaze is not homogeneous

Features

This Week in Art Crime: Dicks Edition

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Artists graffitiing dicks, building dicks, painting dicks and being dicks

Art of the Obituary: Loukanikos

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Greece’s revolutionary fervor has passed with Loukanikos the riot dog

Terrifying Robot Update: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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The robots are all over your body, they are winding through the sand, they are weeping as they cook for you, the robots are singing a song of sorrow

TNI A\V

Video “Drones: Where is God?” Ed Young

Video IVAN: The Reconstruction of Narcissism

Audio “Sweat Lodge” Vulture Shit

Audio Lamin Fofana tribute to Chinua Achebe

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&, Meanwhile

“It’s a very small expression of resistance to wear a hat”

“how is this philosophy?”

a “weird crystal” can “absorb all the oxygen in a room”

“the existence of victims after the fact, with their boringly gradual narratives of recovery, dilutes this imperial fantasy”

“a multistory cowboy boot statue, a gorilla and a director’s chair that comfortably seats six people.”

“a sensation of anachronistic “old fashioned” swine sex”

“the spot where the teens escaped, the closest neighbors are a frozen pizza plant and a liquor distributor”

“‘We reject the bureaucratic concept of memberships. So, no, we are not members.’”

“contact and communication and so-called sharing, but at a desk of savagery”

“New York City officers have kept mum”

“the philosopher Mikhail Bakunin is a suspect”

“the geckos have a limited food supply”

“‘I don’t fight for free,’ she said. ‘Don’t worry.’”

“overindulgent self-awareness is endemic to art-in-general”

“We were soldiers in a wide variety of units and positions in the Israeli military—a fact we now regret”

“If flying a white flag atop the Brooklyn Bridge is someone’s idea of a joke, I’m not laughing”

“turn it right back on once the city truck is out of sight”

“alternatives to Facebook and Android should be thriving right now”

“eliminate all reasons from a decision, scrubbing away any kind of unwanted influence”

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News

TNI Welcomes George Lazenby

Creative Time and Weeksville Heritage Center present “Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn” (9/20)

TNI’s Co-Founder and Publisher Headed to Verso Books

Announcing Rahel Aima

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Blogs

It has always been profound to me that the brass ring is a brass ring.

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Of their nature, people who chase what the world calls success are themselves, prey.

#mybodymyhome (iii)

In Wiathi
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Rebeka Njau’s The Sacred Seed imagines that Kenyan women can create and inhabit freedom, justice, and healing.

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A trail of small red dots connect Tyna Adebowale’s body of work.

Where Justice Found Is

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Whose business is it what he does in the privacy of his body?