Theaster Gates Inc

Theaster Gates is standing on the dusty floor of his future studio warehouse in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.

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Dolphins: Rapists of the Sea

My first experience with dolphins was as a teenager. My girlfriend at the time was enamored by them, and she wallpapered her room with dolphin posters. She had a preference for velvet painting knock-offs, usually featuring a dolphin in mid-flight, leaping over a rainbow and flashing a toothy grin. Though she insisted they were cute, I always found them vaguely menacing.

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The Cookie Not Taken: A Muppet’s Symposium

During his tenure on the popular PBS program Sesame Street, the Cookie Monster earned a much-deserved reputation as the clown prince of junk food. His self-effacing antics delighted children of all ages. But few of his admirers grasped the true depth of his performances.

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