Clowns Tortured by Nauman’s Clown Torture

Clowns Tortured by Nauman’s Clown Torture

A few weeks ago, Decider sent three real clowns to watch Bruce Nauman’s installation Clown Torture at the Art Institute. The clowns, they were bemused. One reacted thusly: “It’s all self-inflicted,” Williams says of the tortured clowns....
Big Man Japan| Big Boring and Big Laughter

Big Man Japan| Big Boring and Big Laughter

Big Man Japan at times felt as if it was two different movies. One made me laugh so hard that the people viewing it with me actually thought I was in physical pain. The other part, so boring I started to fall asleep. The mockumentary written, directed, and starring...
Friday’s Twitter Roundup

Friday’s Twitter Roundup

Friday’s Links Roundup is now becoming Friday’s Twitter Roundup. It just makes more sense. On this week’s short roundup we have drunk people in yoga positions (ouch!), The Renaissance Society posts a video with director Susanne Ghez, and I reveal...
Top 5 for 7/24-7/26

Top 5 for 7/24-7/26

Top 5 is going to be short on words this week, since I’m not feeling well. My opening picks, in no particular order: 1. Iranian Short Films at The Nightingale Theater Not only contemporarily appropriate, but controversial. Can’t go wrong with that. $5 at...
Liberal Arts for the 21st Century

Liberal Arts for the 21st Century

What general forms of knowledge are most important for people to have today? What fields of study have become irrelevant? Are there emerging areas of human inquiry that warrant greater (or even just some) inclusion in today’s institutions of higher education?...