ART REVIEW: Transforming Black & White

ART REVIEW: Transforming Black & White

By Betsy DiJulio   Elegant and austere, Norwood Viviano’s gracefully attenuated and pendant and occasionally funnel-like “plumb bob” forms are, in fact, three-dimensional graphs of population growth and decline in 25 US cities from New York to Flint, Michigan,...
In Defense of Idealism

In Defense of Idealism

By Tom Robotham   On January 22, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman published a column titled “How Change Happens.” In essence, he argued that Bernie Sanders and his supporters are naïvely idealistic. “While idealism is fine and essential,” he wrote, “it’s not...
From Dissonance to Resolution

From Dissonance to Resolution

By Tom Robotham   Well, here we are at the beginning of a New Year. Have you made any resolutions? I know a lot of people who dismiss the ritual—and why not? Resolutions tend to be short-lived. You promise yourself that you’ll exercise more, but by mid-February that...