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When considering proposals for redefining or abandoning statistical significance, remember that their effects on science will only be indirect!

John Schwenkler organized a discussion on this hot topic, featuring posts by – Dan Benjamin, Jim Berger, Magnus Johannesson, Valen Johnson, Brian Nosek, and E. J. Wagenmakers – Felipe De Brigard – Kenny Easwaran – Andrew Gelman and Blake...Show More Summary

John Berger and Alain Tanner’s Films About Life After Political Failure

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

John Berger's attraction to the primacy of storytelling led him to the Swiss filmmaker Alain Tanner, who together collaborated on a series of three films, now showing at Metrograph. The post John Berger and Alain Tanner’s Films About Life After Political Failure appeared first on Hyperallergic.

New Acquisitions: Two From Japan, John Berger, Argentina, Michael Wood

Here are some of the latest books that I’ve added to my stacks. The Invented Part by Rodrigo Fresán. Fresán first came to my attention when I published this piece in the Quarterly Conversation, approximately 10 years ago. He’s been a writer of interest ever since. This latest, just out, is a major release of Continue Reading

NAGLREP Housing Policy Summit covered Fair Housing and Equality Act issues for LGBT citizens and agents

NAGLREP founder Jeff Berger and NAGLREP Policy Committee Chair John Graff said they felt compelled to kick-start the summit because of the risk of losing the ground the LGBTQ community has made in recent years...

Writers Pay Tribute to John Berger at McNally Jackson Bookstore

8 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic editors Jillian Steinhauer and Elisa Wouk Almino have organized a tribute to John Berger on Monday, February 20. The post Writers Pay Tribute to John Berger at McNally Jackson Bookstore appeared first on Hyperallergic.

On John Berger, Art, Power, Etc

My latest column is up at Literary Hub. It all touched off from a remarkable quote that I found in an essay of John Berger’s, collected in the volume Keeping a Rendezvous. I think the zing in that quote come from these words, ” I know too that the powerful fear art, whatever its form, Continue Reading

ONLINE PREMIERE: “Ways of Something – Episode 3”

9 months agoArts : Art Fag City

With John Berger’s death this month, the online premiere of Lorna Mills’ “Ways of Something, 3” feels particularly poignant. While Mills’s “Ways of Something” wasn’t conceived strictly as an update, as 117 person re-interpretation it effectively functions as such. Show More Summary

John Berger, RIP

John Berger has just died at the age of 90. A Marxist and self-declared revolutionary, he was a typical example of a 20th-century intellectual. He wrote novels inciting class warfare, and critical books to say that art is a didactic instrument, nothing to do with enjoyment. Show More Summary

When John Berger Looked at Death

To live in linear time, the critic and novelist John Berger suggested, is to content oneself with a kind of continuous grieving. “The body ages. The body is preparing to die,” he writes in his slim book from 1984, “And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos.” “Death and time were always in alliance.”

Nine Powerpoints on John Berger

John Berger (1926-2017) was one of the most influential critics of the last fifty years, extracting radical content from tradition. The post Nine Powerpoints on John Berger appeared first on Culture Mulcher.

John Berger and Susan Sontag’s delicious shoptalk and big hair

What a fabulous conversation this is, between two giants we’ve lost. You see here, in this quiet, quietly intense, intensely curious conversation — in which (a true rarity) the act of listening is every bit as concentrated as the wonderful talk — why these two have long been touchstones for so many people who came […]

Essential Arts & Culture: Getting minimal at MOCA, John Berger's passing, adapting August Wilson

Happy New Year, Los Angelistas! I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with reports on everything from composer Terry Riley at MOCA to the drama of George Lucas’s museum to the latest on “Hamilton.” (It’s T-minus eight months until Lin-Manuel Miranda’s political musical...

Postscript: John Berger, 1926-2017

Last Monday, I learned of John Berger’s death, at the age of ninety, while walking with my daughter along a beach in Florida watching the sunset redden the water, and maybe that’s why the first work of his that flared up in my mind was his tiny essay on the painter J. Show More Summary

John Berger’s Ways of Seeing still resonates

9 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Of all the nice tributes since art critics John Berger's death on January 2, this Dazed piece is a short and sweet summation of how far ahead of his time he was. The second episode of Ways of Seeing is a brisk jog through the ways in which the male gaze manifests, even in women: A woman must continually watch herself. Show More Summary

Quick study

This week: Resistance activities, some Blouin Artinfo gossip, RIP John Berger, two art historians try to stop a museum from sending a painting to the Trump Inauguration, Carroll Dunham on Kerry James Marshall, openings in Chelsea tonight, and Paul D’Agostino asks artists which  exhibitions they’re eager to see. Show More Summary

Art's red pill: An appreciation of critic John Berger

9 months agoArts : Culture Monster

In high school, I had a social studies teacher who would occasionally scrap California’s curriculum mandates to do things like screen films about Latin American coups and African parasites. It was in this context that I first came across the work of English art critic John Berger, who in 1972 produced...

Sure Criticism Tells You Whether to Pay Attention. But It Was So Much More...

9 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The death of critic John Berger, who is best known for his four-part BBC series called "Ways of Seeing," has prompted a number of reflections on what it means to be a critic, what makes a great critic, and whether or not the current age values such criticism. Berger wrote often about being skeptical about […]

Remembering John Berger, The Old Master of Seeing

9 months agoArts : Art Fag City

“The silence after a felled tree has fallen is like the silence immediately after a death,” wrote John Berger in his 1984 book And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos. “The same sense of culmination.” Of course, today, two days after the great art critic’s death that’s not exactly what he got. Show More Summary

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