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2000 Stories by Vince Aletti

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  • Photo Ops

    published December 12, 2000

    At this time of year, there's no time to waste, so can we just get right down to it? What follows is a wildly idiosyncratic selection of... More >>

  • Art & Entertainment

    published November 28, 2000

    Though it's likely to get savaged by the art world, Ed Harris's sensational Pollock (in movie theaters mid-month) is just as likely to make... More >>

  • The Lady Vanishes

    published November 14, 2000

    Cindy Sherman became famous by taking her own picture, but keeping herself out of it. Countless other selves, some of them male, occupied her... More >>

  • Working-Class Hero

    published September 19, 2000

    "This is where it all happens," Saul Fletcher says, ushering me into a large, sparsely furnished room on the second story of his house on London's... More >>

  • Photographic Memory

    published September 5, 2000

    The fall season is studded with photography shows that should provide a solid, if spotty, grounding in the history of the medium and some much... More >>

  • The Boys of Summer

    published August 1, 2000

    "I'm a man. I have a penis." Tom Ford's recent admission to the Times' Cathy Horyn came as no surprise to readers of international fashion... More >>

  • Show of Shows

    published July 11, 2000

    My attention wanders at this time of year. Everything interests me—and nothing. Wafting through the galleries in a sunstruck daze, at once... More >>

  • The Call of the Wild

    published June 13, 2000

    A tiny photo-booth portrait of a woman in a '40s suit and waved coiffure, her back to the camera. A seriously blurred snapshot of two young men in... More >>

  • Amour No More

    published May 23, 2000

    To the trio of avowedly autobiographical novels—A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and The Farewell... More >>

  • For Muniz, the Medium is the Message

    published May 16, 2000

    Vik Muniz, the prolific Brazilian-born photo-conceptualist whose earlier works involved sugar, soil, wire, thread, cotton balls, and chocolate... More >>

  • Body and Soul

    published May 2, 2000

    A portrait is a kind of public performance, a one-person show calculated to seduce, astonish, confound, or repel its audience. The artist making... More >>

  • American Women

    published April 11, 2000

    From Julia Margaret Cameron to Imogen Cunningham to Nan Goldin, women photographers have often made other women their subjects. What these... More >>

  • Finding the Modern Tradition’s Common Denominator

    published March 21, 2000

    "Making Choices," the second installment of MOMA's ongoing, radical, and increasingly provocative reshuffling of its collection, tackles the... More >>

  • You Can't Go Home Again

    published March 14, 2000

    Ellen Brooks made an indelible first impression in the mid '70s when she showed studio portraits of nude adolescents, touchingly vulnerable and... More >>

  • Space Case

    published February 29, 2000

    Spit, blood, whiskers, and nail clippings. Jello, Windex, a slice of Wonder Bread, a Zippo lighter. Beer, vodka, mold, wallpaper, bottles, kitchen... More >>

  • Shot Through the Heart

    published February 1, 2000

    Although 1999 saw no letup in the boom of exceptional photography books, this year's list of the chosen few has been scaled back to a neater, more... More >>

  • The Great Escape

    published January 11, 2000

    The buzz around a new artist doesn't usually reverberate much beyond a small circle of interested parties—collectors, critics, gallery... More >>

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