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The Onion’s Film Standard: A Lesson on the Pan

by Whitney Kimball on August 1, 2014

There comes a time in a young critic’s life—after hours spent seeking meaning in a press release about Lady Gaga’s latest Jeff Koons partnership, or in a comment hole under leaked photos of George Bush bathroom portraits, or when you turn down the volume on the Gaza Strip news to snicker at some poor bastard’s social media faux pas—when you wonder: why am I doing this? What’s it all for? What gnarled life path has led me to arrive at this soulless place?

In lieu of really good reasons (there are none), The Onion’s film critic Peter K. Rosenthal at least has militant resolve to finish this doomed crusade.

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Maria Lassnig (1919 – 2014): Crazy-Good Animator, Okay Painter

by Corinna Kirsch on May 7, 2014
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With some YouTube vids, so you’ll know where we’re coming from.

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This Week’s Must See Events: A Room Full of Petroleum Gel

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on April 14, 2014
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Thank god we’re (mostly) giving ourselves a break from political coverage this week with an art bingefest: art which is concerned primarily with cat food art, food’lberities, a room full of petroleum gel, and dicks. Back to the good ol’ classic dick blogging.

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