Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded The Morning News. He is the author of Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down and You Lost Me There. His next novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His Kindle e-book for The Morning News Editions, about visiting different American towns called Paris, was selected as a notable essay for Best American Essays 2013. More information can be found at his website.
A young abstract painter from San Francisco explains why Instagram is the best art critic of all.
The business and madness of modern sports appear, through subtle augmentation, in classics of American art.
Paintings of New York from the perspective of a plane flying at 1,200 feet, along the Hudson River.
Portraits of scientists, explorers, and other “professional dreamers” who have found their way to the North Pole.
Masterful portraits from 10 years of photographing the west side of Chicago.
A redacted version of Mao Tse-tung’s Little Red Book, illustrated with photographs of contemporary China, becomes a story for modern times.
Large-scale, hand-drilled portraits—where pixels are drilled from enormous blown-up photographs—of people killed in Mexico’s drug wars.
Photographs of life inside a mining boom, from Montana to Texas, that’s producing a new, modern version of the Wild West.
Haunting portraits of ancient old-growth forests in Northern California and the people who live in the former boom town next door.
Sumptuous, extremely close-up paintings of hair gel, body wash, and other beauty products, using 5-hour Energy powder, Viagra, and MDMA to create pigments along the way.
The power of architecture, the architecture of power—it’s all one and the same (and occasionally beautiful) in the business of high-tech.
An artist observes her own process of making art, from daily encounters with her computer to personal reflections on how life itself unfolds.