The Internet is Exploding: 10 Must-Read Articles This Week

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The internet is a crazy place. Highlights from this week: Carolee Scneemann gets the respect she deserves with a comprehensive MoMA PS1 Retrospective, a rise in crime in Baltimore’s “White L” causes concern for residents, Coco Fusco explores how the art world (and art school) is the perfect place for sexual assault, feminists in the 1990s may have been wrong about Bill Clinton, a Leonardo Da Vinci painting sold for over $450 MILLION, Blake Shelton is not the sexiest man alive, and Lena Dunham proved once again that she is a #whitefeminist.

Here are 10 must-read articles from this week.

1. New Republic: Carolee Schneemann Finally Gets Her Due

A pioneer of feminist performance art, Carolee Scneemann is finally getting the respect she deserves.

2. Medium: Baltimore’s White L Crime Panic & Post-Uprising Policies

In the past few weeks there has been an uptick in crime in Baltimore’s “White L.” For those who pay attention to the city’s budget this comes as no surprise.

3. Baltimore Beat: LabBodies’ third annual performance art review channels pain into resistance

When art gets it right. Congratulations to the Baltimore Beat for an excellent first issue!

4. Hyperallergic: How the Art World, and Art Schools, Are Ripe for Sexual Abuse

In post-Weinstein era, powerful men across numerous industries are being accused of sexual harassment. Coco Fusco explores how the art world, and art schools, are a perfect breeding ground for those in power to abuse their positions.

5. The Atlantic: Bill Clinton: A Reckoning

Were feminist wrong in defending Bill Clinton in the 1990s?  

6. The New York Times: The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students

Please, no. I want to go to grad school eventually.

7. The Atlantic: Zimbabwe: How to Make and Break a Democracy

After nearly four decades in power, Robert Mugabe, the autocratic leader of Zimbabwe was placed under house arrest. Now, the country is drafting a new constitution in order to create a true democracy.

8. The Guardian: Leonardo da Vinci painting sells for $450m at auction, smashing records

WHAT!?!?!?!?! Honestly, I agree with Jerry Saltz… I think it is probably fake.

9. Vox: Blake Shelton is People magazine’s “Sexiest Man” of 2017. The internet isn’t having it.

Ummmm….. No. I agree with the internet.

10. The Root: Lena Dunham Is Trash, Issues Apology For Defending Friend Against Rape Accusations

Lena Dunham defended her friend, Murray Miller, after is was accused of sexual assault. #whitefeminism

Honorable Mention:

The Atlantic: The Making of an American Nazi

How we make Nazis, and what can we do to prevent making more.

The Outline: Not Every Article Needs a Picture

A picture is worth 1,000 words until it is not. Our image-saturated media requires them for everything, but are they doing more harm than good?

CNN: Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

As predicted, the Keystone Pipeline is leaking.

*All images taken from reference articles*

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