April 26th, 2007 by Menachem Wecker
Starting on Sunday, Makor is celebrating Latino Jewish art and culture for a week.
[92nd Y Blog]
“The only legitimate kind of religious art is liturgical art — that which is created as an aid for worship. All other art is art, pure and simple; and if a work of art contains Christian themes, it is because the artist is a Christian.” Thus Woodward and Vehige, who try to craft a reductio argument, whereby if religious art were more than liturgy, then even irreligious folk could (gasp) make religious art. I wonder what’s so wrong with that?
[Thursday Night Gumbo]
Haitian Vodou at Harvard. No it’s not a horror film; it’s an award winner.
I’ve posted on this before, but it’s so wild I might as well again. It’s Gaultier’s new Byzantine-inspired fashion design (halo included), which Laura Sweet thinks she might be able to afford if her prayers go well.
[If It’s Hip, It’s Here]
A strange, but fun, account of the Empire State Building as potentially violating the Second Commandment. It’s a romance, in a way.
[Art & Perception]