Holding The Void

Alberto Giacometti’s first solo exhibition in America was unsuccessful. The art dealer in charge of the 1934 event, Julien Levy, admitted “almost nobody liked the Giacometti sculptures.” They were priced at $150 to $250. Over 170 sculptures and paintings are now well-received by the crowd lining the Guggenheim Museum’s signature curling walls for its summer retrospective, “Giacometti.” It is the Guggenheim’s first retrospective of the artist since 1955, which Giacometti never saw. He had just returned from seeing his works shown in London and was worried “the New York exhibition would have the same effect on me.”

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Review

This essay discusses plot points of Sicario: Day of the Soldado, including some moments near the end.

Sicario was refreshingly blunt in its nihilistic realism: it was a film about people moving through a broken world they knew they couldn’t set right but could at least gain some measure of control over. And while Sicario: Day of the Soldado has its moments, where it goes most wrong in its failure to live up to the example its predecessor set.

Gunman Kills at Least Five, Injures Others in Maryland Newsroom

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Reuters) – A man brandishing a long gun walked into the office of a small newspaper in Maryland on Thursday and killed at least five people in an attack that led police to beef up security at media outlets in other cities as a precaution, authorities said.