Trippie Redd, Louder and Crunchier

Emo-rap has opened a new emotional space. Ten years ago, attempts to fuse rap and rock were seen as isolated novelty moves, but...

A Tattoo Artist’s History of Tattoos

Henk Schiffmacher is a famous Amsterdam-based tattoo artist and historian; TATTOO: 1730s-1970s. Henk Schiffmacher’s Private Collection, an enormous, luxurious coffee table book, presents...

Books to See and Feel

I, like most of the world, have experienced the last ten months from a distance. Avoiding physical closeness in public spaces has become...

Kim Van Do, An Asian American Landscape Artist to Be Reckoned With

For many years, Kim Van Do, who is Vietnamese and Dutch, and grew up in New York, has been part of a weekly...

Garth Weiser Explores the Limits of Technical Wizardry

In an essay included in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition Garth Weiser: Paintings, 2008-2017, organized by the Contemporary Austin and curated by Louis...

The Rise of the Machines

Mechanized mayhem bedeviling the (perhaps late) Anthropocene era. Salacious cyborg simulations of civilization’s projects. Computerized bugs, bombs, and — yes — viruses. These...

Required Reading

In 2018, the three design historians—Bengaluru-based designer and independent researcher Nia Thandapani, London-based Petra Seitz, who is working on a PhD at The...

Logbook Signed by Martin Luther King Jr. in Birmingham Jail Breaks Auction Record

On April 16, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr. was imprisoned in Birmingham, Alabama, after leading peaceful demonstrations against racial segregation. As a flurry of correspondence...

Christopher Gregory-Rivera Exposes Policing in Puerto Rico

Surveillance is never sexy, contrary to what decades of Hollywood films would have us believe. At worst, it is a violent violation of...

Devendra Banhart Exchanges Breath and Rhythm for Pencil and Ink

LOS ANGELES — The Grief I Have Caused You, currently on display at Nicodim Gallery, is artist and musician Devendra Banhart’s first solo...