Artforum International

An international contemporary art magazine covering sculpture, painting, mixed media, and installation works, as well as architecture, music, and popular culture. Includes artist interviews and reviews of individual artists and/or galleries; reviews of fi

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 4, December

Alley Daze
Remember all the giddy talk about the "information superhighway"? Well it never got built. At least not the way Time Warner, Microsoft, and AT&T imagined it. As recently as two years ago, the media Goliaths were spinning blue-sky fantasies about...
All Quiet on the Feminist Front
It used to be that feminism was a total woman thang. Outside of the nice white girls who filled women's-studies classes because they wanted to learn to be bad, everyone was content to think of us as just a bunch of bra-burning pussy-loving antimale morons...
Bump and Mind
Kim Novak's protuberances in Hitchcock's Vertigo, Godzilla pores, pus flowering on top of pimples, nineteenth-century bustles and false fronts, Veronica Cartwright's bug-eyed expression of horror in Ridley Scott's Alien, prosthetic cocks or a "real"...
Dumb Up
What I am most interested in usually leaves me dumb. By "dumb" I mean silent, mostly, though many things I am attracted to or lost in thought about, are seemingly stupid also. I have spent a good deal of the last few months trying to find words for what...
Random Plays
The random play button on my six-CD player is my own personal DJ. It's free-associating discreet pieces of information, but that's as bricolage-y as we're going to get. I want my music to tell me something, not reflect my environment back at me in freaky...
Real Life Rock
Real life 1996 - thirteen dispatches from pop's sex and perception wars: one for each full moon, including July's second, the blue moon, which is thus at the year's center. This selection, designed to be put on cassette and played in the car, is predominantly...
Spirit Whirl
This fall I interviewed Leonardo DiCaprio for Detour magazine as part of his publicity junket for Romeo and Juliet. To talk to him, you have to go through an elaborate screening process. His PR people want to see your clippings, and they want to know...

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