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Omnivore

Faces of Trump foreign policy

In intelligence briefings, Trump prefers "as little as possible". Trump national security team gets a slow start. Learning curve as Rick Perry pursues a job he initially misunderstood: Mr. Perry had believed that, as energy secretary, he would be a global ambassador for oil and gas — in reality, he would be overseeing nuclear weapons. Trump's team weighs retooling State to focus on terror: The shift could mean less focus on climate change and more focus on promoting the use of the term "radical


Paper Trail

The finalists for the PEN America Literary Awards were announced yesterday. Nominees include Helen Oyeyemi’s What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, Solmaz Sharif’s Look, Arthur Lubow’s Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer, and Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing. Textbook publisher Pearson announced plans yesterday to sell its 47 percent stake in Penguin Random House, which it

Syllabi

A Dose of Dada

Alan LuceyIn the contemporary digital world, where it seems everything has been said, done, and made instantly available, one word might prove to be a useful corrective: Dada. Born in 1916, the anti-art movement

Daily Review

The history and future of direct-action protest

WHEN THE RESISTANCE BEGAN at Standing Rock, in April 2016, few Americans could tear their eyes away from the unfolding drama of the presidential campaign. Faith Spotted Eagle remembers arriving to take part in the prayers on the day a camp was set up, in still-wintry

Interviews

Judith E. Stein

Judith E, Stein's book Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art examines the life of the art dealer who founded the fabled Green Gallery and was an early champion of artists including Mark di Suvero, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, and Donald Judd

Roundtable

On Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois by Robert Storr

Christopher Lyon, Linda Norden, Martha Schwendener, Léa Vuong, and Robert Storr

This 828-page tome on the art and life of Louise Bourgeois, who was born in 1911 and died in 2010, is the product of some thirty years of work. It comprehensively surveys Bourgeois's career as an artist, which spanned nearly seventy-five years, with more than nine hundred illustrations.

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