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At MCA Chicago, music tempts

At MCA Chicago, music tempts
Faith, it seems, can’t exist without temptation. The serpent seduces Eve with the promise of omniscience; the devil tests Jesus in the wilderness; and entrapment is also central to many Buddhist narratives. Without the presentation of dangerous blunders disguised as luscious alternatives, everyone would be a saint, which is to say there would be no... Read more »

Old technology on display in two MCA Chicago shows

Old technology on display in two MCA Chicago shows
When tourists visit Washington, D.C, and walk past the sculpture garden at the National Gallery of Art, many young children, no doubt, haven’t the faintest idea what the NGA’s Claes Oldenburg sculpture represents. It is, in fact, an enormous typewriter eraser — an old technology that isn’t part of the vocabulary of the generation growing... Read more »
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