Essays

Ivanka Trump Makes Donald Even Scarier

Ivanka and Donald Trump

Ivanka Trump achieved her status as the best reality television character the genre has ever produced on her father’s NBC program Celebrity Apprentice. This was an arena in which the likes of Tom Green, Dennis Rodman, Andrew “Dice” Clay, and other reanimated wax figures from the Museum of Déjà Vu would vie to create a…

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Brought to you by the letter I

An essay commissioned as part of the Museum of Modern Art exhibition Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language. I. THE PLEASURE OF THE TEXT “I invited a friend of mine over for dinner,” says the man ruefully. The gray-faced, middle-aged fellow is a squiggly animation, made of skinny, put-upon lines that form sluggish shapes. His…

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