A review from the Financial Times of two female artists with exhibitions in London asks the question that has been floating around since women first started producing art: is art gendered?
Screw "the best" and "the top." You know all about Obama and Vampire Weekend: this list is totally arbitrary and most of the stuff isn't even from 2008. But none the less awesome for that!
Poetry fans and voyeurs alike may want to check out Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, reviewed in The New Republic. Lowell was both prolific and bipolar, the scion of an old Boston family. Bishop came from money too, but her mother was institutionalized when she was…