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2007 Stories by Robert Shuster

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  • The New Insiders

    published December 18, 2007

    They may be the gritty bad boys and girls of the art world, operating under the cover of darkness and disguise, hiding identities with superhero... More >>

  • Brooklyn's Captain Nemo

    published October 16, 2007

    He's circumnavigated Manhattan in a plywood raft, planted a flag on the East River's Belmont Island to claim it as a sovereign nation during the... More >>

  • Shock Art

    published October 2, 2007

    Until encountering Bryan Mesenbourg's installation at Exit Art, you probably wouldn't associate capital punishment with the russet potato. But... More >>

  • Erik Sanko's Creepy Puppets Meet the Kronos Quartet

    published September 18, 2007

    Imagine the laboratory of a Victorian-age mad genius, and you'd probably come up with something like the Tribeca apartment of impish polymath Erik... More >>

  • The Icon's Icon

    published July 24, 2007

    Electrocuting Pope Benedict's cross-emblazoned loafers will likely earn you an express ticket to hell. But the Dalai Lama? Charge up his shoes and... More >>

  • The Mane Attraction

    published July 10, 2007

    For about 80 years, novelists have been trying to figure out how to deal with their biggest competition, a form of storytelling that in many ways... More >>

  • The Gotham Book Mart's Final Chapter?

    published June 12, 2007

    Could it have been just a Sherlockian "death" over the Reichenbach Falls? Was it a Tom Sawyer funeral after all? Did the renowned Gotham Book Mart... More >>

  • Ears to David Lynch!

    published June 5, 2007

    If David Lynch's Blue Velvet—the 1986 landmark of film noir–bizarre—can officially claim the status of cult classic, then... More >>

  • Wired

    published May 15, 2007

    In Edwin Abbott's 1884 classic Flatland, a religious allegory about geometry, a very sensible Square discovers the existence of Spaceland,... More >>

  • A Design of the Times

    published April 24, 2007

    In today's world of design, Form may still occasionally follow Function, but more than likely, Entertainment struts before both. At... More >>

  • The Half-Boys

    published April 24, 2007

    To view Elise Siegel's ceramic sculpture at the Nancy Margolis Gallery is to become an intruder, and possibly an agent of corruption. There you'll... More >>

  • Some Balthus With Your Mao, Sir?

    published April 3, 2007

    A first encounter with the paintings of Wei Dong includes a few double takes. You feel an odd displacement, as if you've stumbled into an... More >>

  • Hot to Bot

    published February 6, 2007

    A creature resembling a dog staggers across the floor on shaky legs, rasping out the sound of a tiny asthmatic Godzilla. Next to him, a... More >>

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