Jul 17, 2012 @ 12:01:00 am
David Wojnarowicz, photographed by Peter Hujar.
Guernica and Interview are running excerpts of Cynthia Carr's excellent new biography of downtown artist David Wojnarowicz (that's pronounced Voy-nar-o-vitch). And if you haven't read it already in print, check out Luc Sante's equally excellent review of the book from our summer issue.
A devotional choral work by sixteenth-century composer Thomas Tallis has raced to the top of the UK classical music charts after getting a mention in the sadomasochistic mommy porn trilogy, 50 Shades of Gray. Meanwhile, at the New York Times, Adam Sternbergh muses about whether it's creepy to see somebody reading 50 Shades on the subway.
It's especially difficult to judge a book by its cover when covers are all starting to look alike. The Atlantic wonders why handscripted titles over blocky, simple illustrations are all the rage
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