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How Tech Bros Warped the Art World

NFTs, Bart Simpson, KAWS, and the Anti-Elite Culture Wars

‘Companion (Passing Through)’ by KAWS at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Photo: Carol Highsmith / Library of Congress

I’d assumed that the only way to become culturally sophisticated was to learn about culture. Opera. Theater. The symphony. Museum shows. Things you don’t go to. These you “attend.”

But I was wrong. Every Chekhov performance and Mahler symphony (the 8th twice!) was a waste. I didn’t…

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Joel Stein

Joel Stein

Joel Stein’s In Defense of Elitism: Why I’m Better Than You and You’re Better Than Someone Who Didn’t Buy This Book, is the best book ever. www.thejoelstein.com