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Mark Bradford’s Paintings Scratch at the Surface of a Conflicted America

It’s a chilly, rainy November afternoon, and abstract artist Mark Bradford is talking about levitating. Two years ago, working on a commission for the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, he had a vision of himself floating in the center of the building’s courtyard space. He recalls thinking, “I’m standing in the middle of a question,” facing the work as “a problem I needed to solve.”   The Los Angeles-based painter was at the Hirshhorn for the opening of  his new solo exhibition. The installation Pickett’s Charge spans almost 400 feet…

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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 Drains the Battery While Gaming, Even When Plugged In

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Microsoft announced its refreshed Surface Book 2 last week, it was quite clear about how it wanted to position the product. “This is a desktop,” Panos Panay, Microsoft’s corporate VP of devices, declared. “For many, this is likely the most performant desktop they have ever seen.” Apparently Panay was working with a different definition of “performant” than the rest of us, however, because the Surface Book 2’s true stand-out feature this time around isn’t…

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Kevin Spacey: More allegations of sexual harassment surface

New allegations have emerged from a number of men accusing Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct. US filmmaker Tony Montana claims he was groped by the actor in a Los Angeles bar in 2003. Montana says he was left with PTSD for six months after he claims Spacey “forcefully” grabbed his crotch. It follows an allegation made by Anthony Rapp that the House of Cards actor tried to “seduce” him when he was 14 years old. Kevin Spacey says he has no recollection of that encounter, and was “beyond horrified”. Film…

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Early AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Benchmarks Surface

AMD’s Radeon RX Vega GPU is the company’s most significant consumer launch in at least two years. High-end consumer cards don’t own the mass market and they aren’t as significant a profit center as professional GPUs, but they’re important halo products in their own right. One user has begun posting 3D benchmark results for the new GPU — but they need to be taken with a huge grain of salt. First and foremost, it’s important to keep in mind Vega’s Frontier Edition is explicitly intended for professional markets, not gaming….

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