PRINT November 1985

Television, the permanent guest—we’ll be right back.

Barbara Kruger

This week, the editors recall “Television, the Permanent Guest—We’ll Be Right Back,” the first of Barbara Kruger’s “Remote Control” columns, which she began writing for the magazine in November 1985. “Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You,” Kruger’s large-scale commission for the Museum of Modern Art’s Marron Family Atrium, is on view through January 2, 2023.

A self-described “artist who writes,” Barbara Kruger began contributing razor-sharp film reviews to the magazine in 1982, covering now-classics like the Cold War documentary The Atomic Café, the Jeff Bridges sci-fi vehicle Tron, and Samuel