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2006 Stories by R. C. Baker

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  • Graphic Marvels

    published November 28, 2006

    Precursors to Japan's huge manga industry, ehon (literally, "picture books") were first published circa A.D. 770 by an empress attempting to... More >>

  • Beauties and Beastliness

    published August 15, 2006

    In one corner is Juergen Teller's 2005 color photo of Hitler's Nuremburg podium, the concrete now uneven and stained, and his shot of an... More >>

  • Christians to Lions

    published August 8, 2006

    This marvelous exhibition of drawings and prints reveals anew why Rembrandt is always in vogue. Two stages of a Crucifixion scene have the... More >>

  • Red Carpet Treatment

    published July 25, 2006

    You enter the gallery on a carpet of push-broom heads, the coarse red bristles making for a bouncy "Walk of Fame." A nearby video chronicles... More >>

  • The Examined Life

    published July 18, 2006

    The exhibition announcement offers a juxtaposition of presidential pomp and peccadilloes: on the left, Jackie in a limo, white gloves and pillbox... More >>

  • Women's Work

    published July 4, 2006

    Although comics are generally a testosterone desert, some women, as evidenced by this 100-year survey in MOCCA's friendly, ramshackle space, have... More >>

  • Southern Gothic

    published June 20, 2006

    A white man wearing a high-collared, richly brocaded jacket slowly rises into the frame; the chiaroscuro lighting and long, high-ceilinged halls... More >>

  • Heavy Metal

    published June 13, 2006

    Blunt even for Serra, these thick slabs and mammoth plugs of steel look simpler than his earlier enclosing spirals and tilted walls. Yet to walk... More >>

  • The Politics of Eradication

    published April 4, 2006

    Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue Through July 9 Some 3,500 years ago,... More >>

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