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The Column

Jan 24, 2005
Art Auction Follies
Suzanne Szucs

Suzanne Szucs writes on the subject of what artists give away and what artists can do for themselves.
Jan 17, 2005
Letters from a Writer: Now There’s a Metaphor
Jean Sramek

Jean Sramek finds tropes on a treadmill.
Dec 31, 2004
Seeing the Light
Michael Fallon

At the hinge of the year, Michael Fallon thinks macrocosmically.
Dec 20, 2004
Consumer Follies
Suzanne Szucs

Suzanne Szucs joins our columnists, writing on the intersection between politics, art, and popular culture.
Dec 7, 2004
Letters from a Writer: The Quiet Phamily
Jean Sramek

Jean Sramek does research.
Nov 14, 2004
Letters from a Writer: Art and Barbie: A Nice Couple
Jean Sramek

Jean Sramek finds an actual audience in an art gallery.
Nov 12, 2004
The Doomed Artist, part 3: The Long Final Installment of a Long, Sad Saga
Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon winds up the "doomed artist" series with a plea that America take better care of its artists.
Oct 10, 2004
Letters from a Writer: If the Shoe Fits
Jean Sramek

Jean Sramek is thinking about the political meaning of design, particularly as regards that piece of proto-technology, the shoe.
Sep 29, 2004
Where Have You Gone, Pablo Picasso? The World Turns Its Lonely Eyes To You
Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon reasons his way through the relation between Picasso and Barry Bonds.
Sep 12, 2004
Letter from a Writer: Making Water and Politics
Jean Sramek

The aesthetics of political expression and the politics of recreation are raked over this month by Jean Sramek, Duluth correspondent on whatever crosses her path.
Aug 30, 2004
The Column: When Artmaking Is Integral to Life
Christian McShane

Christian McShane describes the experience of seeing paintings that he loves.
Aug 23, 2004
Letters from a Writer: I Kid! I Kid Because I Love.
Jean Sramek

Jean Sramek lets us in on the breadth of her affections.
Aug 21, 2004
Notes From the Lunatic Fringe
Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon reports back from the performance front, where art's engagement with the larger society looms larger.
Jul 26, 2004
The Column: Threnody
Christian McShane

Christian McShane writes about tragedy in Duluth.
Jul 22, 2004
The Column: The Doomed Artist, part 2
Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon continues his examination of fictional artists' lives and their real-world corollaries.
Jul 9, 2004
Letters from a Writer: Front Man
Jean Sramek

Jean Sramek wrestles with a naked lady.
Jun 19, 2004
The Column: The Doomed Artist, part 1
Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon has been collecting the stories of artists whose brushes with fame have not lasted. Here's one of his tales; more will follow.
Jun 13, 2004
Letters from a Writer: The Making of Lump
Jean Sramek

Jean Sramek has a film debut.
May 16, 2004
The Column: A Writer's Journal: Math Class Is Tough, Part I
Jean Sramek

Jean Sramek recounts the bliss of having someone to blame; here's a piece that will resonate with all the self-employed artists who ever woke up in a cold sweat with thoughts of an audit.
Apr 25, 2004
The Column: The Slow Train to the Big Show
Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon dreams art through baseball this spring, and writes about one of the new uberMuseums, the Dia Beacon.
Apr 11, 2004
The Column: The Potato Eaters
Jean Sramek

Jean Sramek is our newest columnist; she will be doing "Letters from a Writer" once a month. She is an essayist and playwright from Duluth.
Apr 1, 2004
The Column: What You Can Do If You Feel Like It, Still
Christian McShane

Christian McShane tells the story of Hans who went to Africa and came back with music.
Mar 23, 2004
The Column: Why I Love Art and Continue to Write about It (Despite It All)
Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon goes to Paris, okay, I'm envious too, but he saw a lot of wonderful art that reminded him of what the stuff can do if you let it.
Mar 10, 2004
The Column: Christ at the Bank
Jean Sramek

Jean Sramek is our newest columnist; she will be doing "Letters from a Writer" once a month. She is an essayist and playwright from Duluth.
Jan 31, 2004
The Column: Hollywood Art Critic, Part 2
Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon goes to LA : an artworld formed by P.R. where celebrities paint and painters are ignored, where the sun is warm and hearts are cold. Return with him to the land of the palm tree and the greased palm . . .

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