Statement from the Editors

The Arts Editors reaffirm their mission amid the events of the past weekend.

Like the rest of you, we have observed with horror the violence enacted by police on Black communities last weekend across the United States, including repression of protests in Hyde Park. We recognize that these protests are the result of ongoing and extensive police brutality, and wish to honor the names of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others.

In this unsettling time, we have decided to persist with our usual pre-planned arts coverage. We commit to forging a space where our readers can seek normalcy and comfort from their present realities. However, we also recognize that art – and therefore arts journalism – can never be divorced from politics. Where there is social justice, there is always art. 

In this spirit, we invite your criticism on art you have found inspiration and refuge in recently. Contact us at