The Struggling Artist: New York Artists Speak Out About The Economy

written by Greg Walloch
The romantic image of the starving artist has long endured, from Rodolfo the struggling poet in Puccini's La Bohème to New York's SoHo in the '70s and '80s, when it was once the epicenter of bohemian life. The notion of the struggling artist has become a cliché.

Wake-Up Call: Machine Project's Field Guide To LACMA

written by Tucker Neel and Molly Rodgveller
It's generally understood that encyclopedic museums are conservative by nature, demanding hands-to-yourself politeness from visitors. Like an unmanageable grandparent shuffled off to a nursing home, once-shocking works of art are cloistered away in these institutions, protected by well-meaning but overly cautious curatorial wards.
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