Nu couch, by Amedeo Modigliani. / Christopher
The Baffler,  November 10, 2015

Daily Bafflements

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• “The big secret of the innovation economy is that it’s not very innovative,” said Baffler mayor John Summers to Christopher Lydon on Radio Open Source last week. Listen along here! 

• You’ve heard the news: Modigliani’s finally sold his very expensive “nu couch.” Without further ado, you must revisit Rhonda Lieberman’s salvo on art collecting from Baffler no. 24. ”Whenever I see a Rothko” Rhonda wrote, “I think of Madoff, and how the afterlife of modern art is now yoked to the pissing matches performed by the big swinging SHLONGS of Wall Street.”

A Tale of Two Food Apps.

• Thanks to those who came to our issue 29-launching Happy Hour at the Plough and Stars last night! Let’s do it again soon.

 

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