Framing the debate

August 23, 2018
“Crossing The Swamp,” by Jon McNaughton and “Congregation: MLK,” by Tylonn Sawyer

“Crossing The Swamp,” by Jon McNaughton and “Congregation: MLK,” by Tylonn Sawyer

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Courtesy Jon McNaughton & Tylonn Sawyer

Framing the debate

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August 23, 2018

What happens when artists get political. Kurt Andersen talks to conservative painter Jon McNaughton about protest art in the age of Trump. The dramatic use of masks in the paintings of Detroit’s Tylonn Sawyer. Our American Icons series looks at the song “Dixie,” the Confederate symbol that’s impossible to remove. And Roya Hakakian and Reza Aslan on Iranian politics and poetry.

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