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Monkey See posts about Art
Two art museums in Boston are offering free admission Tuesday in the wake of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. They hope that residents will find comfort and community.
Emma Miller looks at a new documentary about Gregory Crewdson, whose photographs are created with the care taken by a filmmaker.
You may think you don't know the work of artist Wayne White, but if you watched videos or Pee-Wee's Playhouse, you probably do. In a new documentary, he talks about creativity and being a tough fit for the art world.
A 50th anniversary book brings the gory Mars Attacks out from under soft nostalgic memory.
We walk gingerly up to the topic of The Movie and The Shootings, then turn to this summer's Olympic Games and the thoughts they inspire. Then as always, several things make us happy.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have now had their likenesses done in wax. But what are the advantages of this star treatment?
Commentator Harold Goldberg says the Smithsonian's video game exhibit needed fewer cooks in the kitchen.
George Clooney talks to Robert Siegel about The Descendants, aging gracefully in Hollywood, and the ubiquity of cell phone cameras.
Our comics blogger explores the weirdly existential pleasure of following young Billy or Jeffy around their bucolic suburban development.
Comics creator M. Kupperman offers the lost, illustrated memoirs of a two-fisted, rough-n'-ready, not-even-remotely dead Sam Clemens and his sexy adventures across the 20th century.
With a deceptively loose, doodle-like style, Canadian webcomic creator Kate Beaton imbues historical and literary figures with comically modern sensibilities.
Comics archivist Bill Blackbeard died last month, a man whose lifelong dedication to preserving the earliest examples of newspaper comics strips led one writer to dub him "The man who gave (the medium of) comics its memory."
Jeannette Catsoulis looks at an unusual film about a 17th century painter whose scandalous life connected with the filmmaker's own midlife crisis.
Some of China's most treasured antiquities were meant to headline a Philadelphia exhibition. A last-minute bureaucratic snag meant the understudies had to go on.