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Blog Profile / Errol Morris


URL :http://morris.blogs.nytimes.com/
Filed Under:Arts / Photography
Posts on Regator:61
Posts / Week:0.2
Archived Since:March 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Ashtray: The Ultimatum (Part 1)

Part one of a series on meaning, truth, intolerance and flying ashtrays.

The Anosognosic's Dilemma: Something's Wrong but You'll Never Know What It Is (Part 5)

The anosognosia series concludes with a reconsideration of the lemon-juice bank robber, and a diagram of cluelessness.

The Anosognosic's Dilemma: Something's Wrong but You'll Never Know What It Is (Part 3)

The series on anosognosia continues with an investigation into the condition's possible role in Woodrow Wilson's presidency.

The Anosognosic's Dilemma: Something's Wrong but You'll Never Know What It Is (Part 2)

The series on anosognosia continues with digressions into Surrealism, hysteria and Proust.

The Anosognosic's Dilemma: Something's Wrong but You'll Never Know What It Is (Part 1)

A ludicrously botched bank robbery leads to the question, Can you be too incompetent to understand just how incompetent you are?

Thought Experiment No. 1, and More Inappropriate Alarm Clocks

Were the famous Dust Bowl photographs art, journalism, propaganda -- or all three?

The Case of the Inappropriate Alarm Clock (Part 7)

The conclusion of the Depression-era photo-fakery series, with an account of a visit with the subject of "Migrant Mother."

The Case of the Inappropriate Alarm Clock (Part 6)

In this sixth installment of the Depression-era photography series, Arthur Rothstein's explanation of the cow-skull photo.

The Case of the Inappropriate Alarm Clock (Part 5)

In the fifth installment on Depression-era photography and photo-fakery, the focus is on Walker Evans.

The Case of the Inappropriate Alarm Clock (Part 4)

An examination of Depression-era photography and photo-fakery continues, and includes Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Preston Sturges.

The Case of the Inappropriate Alarm Clock (Part 3)

If Walker Evans moved furniture around to stage photos for "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," did that constitute photo-fakery?

The Case of the Inappropriate Alarm Clock (Part 2)

The second installment of an investigation into the matter of the famous depression-era cow-skull photo.

The Case of the Inappropriate Alarm Clock (Part 1)

In the 1930s, a photo of a cow skull leads to charges of photo-fakery and involves FDR, the Farm Services Administration and an enormous amount of press.

More Lying

Responses to reader comments on the essays about lying.

Seven Lies About Lying (Part 1)

A conversation with Ricky Jay on the nature of deception and lies, from the Bible to P. T. Barnum.

McNamara in Context

How should the secretary of defense be remembered? As a public servant, hawk, technocrat, hero or all of the above?

More Bamboozling

Responses to reader comments about the Van Meegeren art forgery series, with new information.

Bamboozling Ourselves (Part 7)

What makes a work of art "great"? The final installment of a seven-part tale of the Nazi-era Vermeer forgeries of Han van Meegeren.

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