Thursday, August 04, 2005

New Art City;Second Test

Random House has a preview page up for Jed Perl's forthcoming book, New Art City, "a fascinating, panoramic exploration of art and culture in mid-twentieth-century New York City from one of our most important and influential art critics."

Kirkus Review of the book here.

Why is cricket amazing?
Because statements like this make perfect sense:

On the negative side, Shane Warne finally managed to get one of his deliveries to turn shortly before lunch which accounted for Andrew Strauss two shy of his half-century.

England v Australia: Second test, day one.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Arts Journalist Steven Vincent Shot Dead in Iraq

Steven Vincent was found dead in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the U.S. Embassy reports.

I had the great pleasure of working with Steven while I was an editor at ArtReview, and his great writing, probing intelligence, and engaging spirit served as an anchor to many other people in the art world. My condolences to his friends and family. A tragic loss.