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Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009
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The Apocalypse versus stupid human tricks

Among the most poetic and moving artwork to come out of 9/11 is Paul Chan’s series of videos The 7 Lights .
Paul Chan, Adel Abdessemed, and Andrew Neumann
By GREG COOK  |  December 02, 2008
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Life in Hell

Wiharso, who lives in North Kingstown, fills 5 Traverse with a harrowing dance of demons in black silhouettes and ruddy flesh (well, charcoal, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint).
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By GREG COOK  |  November 12, 2008
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Creative compost

It's a vision of feral characters wandering a world jerry-rigged from recycled scraps of a collapsed plastic mass-produced disposable civilization.
Brian Chippendale’s masterful Human Mold
By GREG COOK  |  May 20, 2008
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Ill wind

In the muddy rusty autumnal scrub, a fox, who could have been imagined by Richard Scarry, sits on a log and a smiling rabbit lies in brambles.
Apocalyptic dread in the galleries
By GREG COOK  |  January 14, 2008

Blood, felt, and rock and roll, days 11 and 12

Repressing the urge to fight with the good lightsabers; the non-non-smoking section of the Barking Spider; a party at Marti's
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By HARRY & THE POTTERS AND UNCLE MONSTERFACE  |  April 07, 2006