Archive for February, 2011

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Mad Men lovers might be miffed

February 6, 2011

Daniel Mendehlson is not impressed; another piece from the New  York Review of books.  A taste:

For a drama (or book, or whatever) to invite an audience to  feel superior to a less enlightened era even as it teases the  regressive urges behind the behaviors associated with that  era strikes me as the worst possible offense that can be  committed in a creative work set in the past: it’s  simultaneously contemptuous and pandering. Here, it  cripples the show’s ability to tell us anything of real  substance about the world it depicts.

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On Francesca Woodman

February 5, 2011

Nice piece in the New York Review of Books on Francesca Woodman.