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In Alex Da Corte's Spooky New Show, St. Vincent Co-Stars with a One-Eyed Cat

The new horror-tinged works, on view at Karma, New York, explore the darkness behind a placid suburban surface.
Erin Schwartz
a day ago
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This Mysterious Medieval Manuscript Looks Like a 15th-Century “Into the Gloss”

Deciphering the Voynich manuscript has obsessed cryptologists and amateur codebreakers for centuries, and the themes you can extract from its enigmatic illustrations are surprisingly contemporary.
Erin Schwartz
2.1.18
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Books

"Ultraluminous" is More Than the "Female 'American Psycho'"

Katherine Faw's new novel is the dirtiest, most timely literary bomb.
Philippa Snow
1.30.18
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Books

Explore the Dark, Surreal Glamour of Helmut Newton's Monte Carlo

The fashion photographer's images of the capital of Monaco are erotic, precisely composed scenes with a background of urban entropy. Supported by Louis Vuitton.
Erin Schwartz
1.26.18
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A Radical Book and Music Store Takes Over a Chinatown Gallery

Critic and curator Bob Nickas has refreshed his domestic feng shui by relocating his personal horde to Martos Gallery. And it's all for sale.
Mary Clarke
1.24.18
Books
Books

How To Write a Sex Scene

Writing prose that feels erotic rather than clinical is harder than it sounds. Plus, an excerpt from Allegra Huston's debut novel "Say My Name," which goes on sale today.
Allegra Huston
1.9.18
Life
Life

New York’s Coolest Store Just Did a Thursday Drop of…Art Books!

This gets our vote for highbrow-streetwear-world-collision of the week.
Rachel Tashjian
11.16.17
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Art

The Whitney's Laura Owens Book Comes in 8,500 Different Covers

Scott Rothkopf, curator of the Whitney's Laura Owens retrospective, talks to GARAGE about the extraordinary publication—truly an artwork in its own right—that accompanies the LA painter's show.
Michael Wilson
11.8.17
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Art

Why Do Artists Make Books?

The artists' book has been called a forum for "the perfect solo show." Phaidon's weighty new volume on the subject is an undeniably attractive starting point in itself, but comes with some frustrating omissions.
Barry Schwabsky
10.8.17
Life
Life

Six Smarter—But Not Quite Guilt-Free—Beach Reads

Beat the dull conspiracy that is the “beach read” with these smarter entries in the sordid, pulpy, guilty-pleasure genre.
Philippa Snow
7.26.17