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Artists Call for a Boycott of Kelley Walker's 'Irresponsible and Offensive' St. Louis Exhibition

Earlier this month the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in St. Louis debuted a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Kelley Walker. The exhibition, titled “Direct Drive,” Walker’s first solo in the United States, has drawn intense criticism as well protests over his depiction of both black women and history.…

Dior's First Woman Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri Presents a Feminist Collection, With Restraints

In July, 8 months after Raf Simons’ exit, Christian Dior chief executive Sidney Toledano told the New York Times, “I had it in mind that a woman designer might be interesting for a while now.” Maria Grazia Chiuri, formerly the longtime co-creative director of Valentino, is “very practical,” he said. “Very…

The New Personal Shopper Trailer Has Far Less Shopping and Way More Ghosts

The European trailer for Olivier Assayas’s upcoming Personal Shopper spent its opening half reminding viewers that Kristen Stewart’s character, Maureen, is a personal shopper. It wasn’t until its second half that the whole “she’s communicating with her dead brother” thing was brought up. But the film’s first American…

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Chicago Is Just as Cold and Horny and Boringly Comfortable as Easy Makes It Look

It’s not often that Chicago sees itself on television. Sure, there are a couple of notable shows “set” here: the American remake of Shameless, RIP The Good Wife, cult favorite Happy Endings, the oh-that’s-still-on? CBS sitcom Mike & Molly (which actually isn’t on anymore). But these are the types of shows that shoot…