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Gender Letter: Rebel Women Are Coming to a Public Monument Near You

For years, men have made up the vast majority of public monuments in this country. A series of campaigns are now pressing for women to get their (monumental) due.

Critic’s Notebook: Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction

This Barack Obama Is No Mr. Nice Guy. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of the former president contradicts the impression he often made in office of being detached.