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Sean Nam


SEAN NAM lives and writes in New York City. He has written for The Cruelest Sport, Cineaste, and Atlas Obscura, among others.

A Failure to Respond: On Ruth Beckermann’s The Waldheim Waltz

How did an ex-Nazi—a former intelligence lieutenant to be exact—manage to become Austria's 9th President?

Routine Pleasures: Termite Art and the Paintings of Manny Farber

Reputations can be fickle things, but in the case of Manny Farber there is no reason to believe that posterity will ever see fit to revise his standing as one of the most original film critics that this nation has ever produced. Whether or not he deserves a similar ranking as a painter is a question that viewers can answer for themselves thanks to an exhibition of his paintings that opened last fall at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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The Brooklyn Rail

DEC 19-JAN 20

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