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Report of the Hema Justice Committee on sexual violence, non-disclosure of: a critique

In February 2017, a prominent Malayalam (Mollywood) film industry actress was abducted and sexually assaulted by a gang of men in a speeding car in Kochi. Actor-survivor co-worker and lead actor Dileep is named as a defendant/conspirator for paying money to sexually assault him and tape the crime on camera. A criminal case has been […]

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Criticize the Critic | Alexandre adams

Harold Rosenberg: The Life of a Critic by Debra Bricker Balken When everyone’s talking about the arbiter of artistic credibility on the hectic New York scene of abstract expressionism, two names top the list: Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg. Of the “two shepherds,” Greenberg is better known. Today Debra Bricker Balken, a freelance scholar on […]

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Barbara Kruger retrospective mixes capitalism and its critique

CHICAGO – Crude words printed in Futura Bold, in one piece after another of Barbara Kruger’s comprehensive exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, clash like military battalions, invading our mental spaces. The visitor must stand above and inside these composed missives and decode message after message. I left the show feeling exhausted, only to […]

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Artists Share Benefits of Friendly Criticism in Picton Exhibition

Brya Ingram / Stuff Picton artists Val Taylor, left, and Allison Belgrave are two of the artists exhibiting at the Picton Little Theater. A group of artists who come together weekly to inspire each other are happy to show off their work at the end of a year full of pitfalls. The Picton Art Group […]

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The Paradox of Freedom of Expression and Criminal Defamation Law. – Journal Echo Critique

Abdulai Mansaray, author Sierra Leone’s Criminal Defamation Law was introduced by Sir Albert Margai of the SLPP in 1965. Without a doubt, it has become one of the most draconian hammers used to muzzle and “eliminate” opposition parties and “dissenting” voices from the media. The APC party then vehemently opposed the law, but the late […]

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Bruno Dumont’s France is a compelling, albeit convoluted, critique of celebrity culture

“Forget about a better future, progress, ideals… it’s all dead. This is what makes us suffer. Only the present remains. Here and now. Forget all the expectations. Don’t procrastinate. For more than two minutes of the final monologue of France, Bruno Dumont’s last effort, Léa Seydoux stares at the camera, barely blinks, dark circles under […]

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Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley slam feminism via Myth of Europe – ARTnews.com

A distressed white princess dressed in tattered clothing waves a red scarf in the air as she is kidnapped on the back of a white bull. The bull, she will soon learn, is Zeus in disguise. He takes her to Crete, where he will rape her and get her pregnant, then make her his queen. […]

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Polimoda appoints Tim Blanks as mentor of Master in Fashion Criticism and Curation

Tim Blanks, editor-in-chief of The Business of Fashion, is the mentor of the Master in Fashion Critique and Curation at Polimoda. At the Italian Fashion School, Blanks will put his experience and knowledge at the disposal of the next generation of fashion critics and curators, trying to encourage students who “come out into the world […]

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Milos Forman’s Critique of “Ragtime” America at 40

Milos Forman Ragtime (1981), based on the 1975 novel by EL Doctorow, made its Blu-ray debut in Region 1 in time for its 40th anniversary, as mastered from a 4K transfer in the Paramount Presents range. The two-and-a-half-hour film symbolically begins and ends with an elegantly dressed young couple on stage waltzing to a sweet […]