David A. Ross

Douglas Davis (1933–2014)

David A. Ross on Douglas Davis (1933–2014)

June 2014

DOUGLAS DAVIS, critical and theoretical writer, teacher, and media artist, died in relative obscurity this past winter. No museum organized a memorial exhibition, and while a few obits appeared, the art world did not make much fuss. Yet Davis… READ ON


Pete Seeger (1919–2014)

David A. Ross on Pete Seeger (1919–2014)

March 2014

IF IT SEEMED like Pete Seeger, who died on January 27, 2014, at the age of ninety-four, was present and deeply involved in nearly every key cultural moment of the twentieth and early twenty-first century—a real-life Forest Gump—that is because… READ ON



April 2008

“EAVESDROPPING ON ONLINE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT digital and Net art, I always have a panic-attack feeling that the air has been sucked out of the room. Let's face it, a lot of this stuff is deeply sucky.” Strong words from self-styled tech maven… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2001 [TOC]

William Eggleston

May 2006

WHAT WE MOST admire about William Eggleston and his exquisite gothic photographs is that these perspicuous glimpses of the American South stem from a life of deeply engaged observation—the kind that blurs the line between the photographer … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2006 [TOC]