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Art critic Dave Hickey, known for book ‘Air Guitar’, dies


This May 2008 photo provided by Libby Lumpkin shows Dave Hickey, left with Peter Schjeldahl. Hickey, a prominent American critic whose essays covered topics ranging from Liberace to Norman Rockwell, has died. The brash style and mixing of high- and low-brow culture that characterized his work earned him legions of fans and leaves leave a lasting influence on a generation of artists and critics. He died Nov. 12, 2021, at home in Santa Fe, New M.M., after years of heart disease, his art historian wife Libby Lumpkin said. (Libby Lumpkin via AP)


Dave Hickey, a prominent American art critic

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‘Picturing Cuba’ is a look at Cuban art and identity, will feature at Miami Book Fair

Like Cuban music, Cuban art has a rich history — but surprisingly few books have been published about it, even though visual artists are at the forefront of Cuba’s pro-democracy movement today.

That’s why one of the more notable works being presented at next week’s Miami Book Fair is “Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora.”

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The book, featuring essays

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William Wroth honored in a new book

Oct. 1—Cultural historian and curator William Wroth (1938 — 2019) was among the foremost scholars of Spanish Colonial art and history. He was the author and editor of numerous publications on Hispanic art and culture, including Hispanic Crafts of the Southwest (Taylor Museum of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 118 pages, 1977) and Converging Streams: Art of the Hispanic and Native American Southwest (Museum of New Mexico Press, 283 pages, 2010), which he co-edited with Robin Farwell Gavin, curator emeritus at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art.

A new book published by the Museum of New Mexico Press, Cultural

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Outlander Actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish Have Another Book Coming Out

Photo credit: Robert Wilson

Photo credit: Robert Wilson

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Last year, Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish topped the New York Times bestseller list with their first book, Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other, which explored Scotland’s history, food, and culture (and as the title suggests, its clans). Now, the Outlander actors have put pen to paper once again on a new book: The Clanlands Almanac: Seasonal Stories from Scotland.

“If Clanlands was a gentle road trip with our readers through Scotland, this

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