Voters Guide for the American Immoderate
Rich people will be taxed till their eyes bleed. We’ll squeeze them dry like sausages.
We’ll work immigrants till they’re shells of humanity. Then we’ll deport them back to their homelands, where they’ll die in the streets.
I guarantee healthcare for every man, woman, child, and household pet in this country.
In order to provide adequate electricity for medical procedures and healthcare, the uninsured will run treadmills through the course of their treatment.
A real man could hunt down an animal with his hands.
Just don’t take your assault rifle to the airport.
Other nations can have dictators if it’s part of their cultural heritage.
If another nation wants democracy, that’s something we can vote on.
Everyone has the right to choose … to choose not to make difficult decisions.
A fetus at any stage of development is a precious human life. Besides, if we allow abortion, how many precious human lives will we have left to neglect, abuse, imprison, and execute?
I don’t care whether you’re red, yellow or green: you deserve special treatment.
Corporations are like people: they need love, too.
John Reed's novels include A Still Small Voice (Delacorte 2000) and Snowball's Chance, which will be published by Roof Books this September. He lives in Manhattan.
Faith Ringgold: American PeopleBy Ann C. Collins
MARCH 2022 | ArtSeen
Organized by The New Museums artistic director Massimiliano Gioni with curator Gary Carrion-Murayari and curatorial assistant Madeline Weisburg, American People is jam-packed with more than forty years of Faith Ringgolds most prominent work.
The Business of Art is the Business of PeopleBy Lise K. Ragbir and Julia V Hendrickson
JUNE 2023 | Critics Page
People of the global majority are being invited into predominantly white art spaces like never before. And, at rates like never before, were seeing the ways in which many of these institutions are under-supporting employees. Efforts have been made, but diversity hires and DEI fatigue shed light on the ways in which stop-gap measures alone cant upend a system that wasnt built for everybody. Even if, in our capitalist society, were all seen as human resources.
Josh Kline: Project for a New American CenturyBy Saul Ostrow
JUNE 2023 | ArtSeen
The exhibition Project for a New American Century at the Whitney Museum installed on the fifth and eighth floors is a sampling of Josh Klines works done over the last fourteen years. The initial impression is that Klines work descends from the tradition of social realism and agit-prop in which art serves as a tool of social and political criticism and mobilization. However, what one soon realizes is how often it instead verges on melodrama.
Erika Doss’s Spiritual Moderns: Twentieth-Century American Artists and ReligionBy Daniel Kraft
MARCH 2023 | Art Books
Through case studies investigating the role of religion in the lives and works of four 20th century American artistsJoseph Cornell, Mark Tobey, Agnes Pelton, and Andy Warholand through a short closing chapter discussing Christian imagery in more recent art, Doss demonstrates how reductive this dismissal of spirituality really is.