The third Distinguished Writing Lecture given at UC Irvine on May 19, 2010.
How to classify poetry, with some help from Pope.
Blockbusteritis runs rampant.
Journalism in a minor key.
How to Cure American Art Museums of the Blockbuster Syndrome.
An ArtsJournal Primer.
For all the hype, the impending e-revolution in book publishing has been awfully slow in coming.
Artists almost never publicly criticize critics anymore.
From a humble exhibit on the streets of Zurich in 1999, the artist-decorated fiberglass animals-on-parade concept has swept the US. Why?
As prices for great Old Master string instruments escalate in the collectables market, only banks and investors can afford to own them. They're increasingly out of reach of even the best musicians.
Even if you do it well, running the modern arts organization is no guarantee of success.
Is dance a lesser art form?
What if they called a strike and no one noticed?
Now that digital art has been brought inside the museum, will the art world take it seriously?
Can Russia's rich tradition of art save it from it from ruin?
Archive of articles from the ArtsWatch site. All co-authored with Douglas McLennan.
In the art world, irreverence sells, but reverence sells better.