Hal Foster

is Townsend Martin Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. A co-editor of October magazine and books, he is the author of Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency (2015), The Art-Architecture Complex (2011) and Design and Crime (2002), all of which are published by Verso, and the editor of The Anti-Aesthetic (Bay Press, 1983).


After the canon?

A conversation with Hal Foster

In 1983, Hal Foster edited a seminal collection of cultural criticism, The Anti-Aesthetic. So how is it that Foster now sees real possibilities in the aesthetic? And could it be that, in lieu of a defining human marginality, a version of the human might yet be resurrected?

Plenty of women are working as correspondents and reporters, but relatively few as opinion writers and editors. And while the gender gap in print is insidious, in broadcast media it’s glaringly obvious, writes Dawn Foster. Meanwhile, the gentrification of the media continues apace.

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