Fine Arts

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Is TikTok Good or Bad for Rap?

Is this new medium reducing art to a formulaic hunt for virality or is it inspiring innovation and increasing independent artists' opportunity for exposure?
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Debate over the Anti-Racist Reading List

How should we approach the literature of racial justice, and how far can it take us?
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Destroy the ‘Mona Lisa’ for an NFT?

Technology promises all sorts of improvements and advances, but can a work of art survive the new age of mechanical reproduction?
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Conservation and the Weight of History

The tight grip we hold on historic artifacts is motivated in no small part by the need to control the narrative.
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The Moral Dimension of Literary Translation

How do we ensure that works match author's intent when every word is loaded and every choice matters?
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Amazon’s Influence on Literature

The virtual marketplace is having a profound effect on the commodification and consumption of literature.