Issue edited by Tim Griffin. Essays "Editor's letter: New Year's Resolution," by Tim Griffin; "Passages: Christopher S. Wood on Michael Baxandall," by Christopher S. Wood; "Books: Robin Kelsey on Michael Fried's 'Why Photography Matter,'" by Robin Kelsey; "Film: Brian O'Doherty on Steve McQueen's 'Hunger,'" by Brian O'Doherty; "Media: Lynne Tillman on Barack Obama," by Lynne Tillman; "Cecelia F. Klein on Jorge Pardo's exhibition design at LACMA," by Cecelia F. Klein; "Top Ten," by Jim O'Rourke; "US News: Nick Stillman on the New Museum Triennal," by Nick Stillman; "From The Vault: Benjamin Paul on 'Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venics,'" by Benjamin Paul; "International News: Gilda Williams on the Whitechapel Gallery's expansion," by Gilda Williams; "Civic Engagement: Prospect. 1 New Orleans: Glenn Ligon and Elizabeth Schambelan," by Glenn Ligon; "What Is That Person Thinking?: An Interview With Matt Mullican," by Tim Griffin; "1000 Words: Jimmie Durham," by Anne Ellegood; "Allegorical Imperative: Silvia Kolbowski's 'After Hiroshima Mon Amour,'" by Rachel Kushner; "Openings: Tris Vonna-Michell," by Martin Herbert; "Philip Tinari on the 2008 Gwangju Biennale, Singapore Biennale 2008, and 3rd Yokohama Triennale," by Philip Tinari; "Rachel Withers on Nancy Spero," by Rachel Withers; "Suzanne Hudson on Tara Donovan," by Suzanne Hudson; "Dan Adler and Scott Lyall," by Dan Adler. Reviews by Robert Pincus-Witten, Lauren O'Neill-Butler, David Velasco, Joshua Decter, Donald Kuspit, Emily Hall, Johanna Burton, Fionn Meade, Frances Richard, Brian Sholis, Ida Panicelli, Barry Schwabsky, Caroline Busta, Lisa Turvey, Michael Wilson, Nuit Banai, Francine Koslow Miller, Michelle Grabner, James Yood, Kyle MacMillan, Michael Schreyach, Chris Kraus, Christopher Miles, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Joanna Fiduccia, Yoann Van Parys, Dominikus Müller, Catrin Lorch, Valérie Knoll, Eva Scharrer, Giorgio Verzotti, Alessandra Pioselli, Brigitte Huck, Noemi Smolik, Saskia van der Kroef, Ronald Jones, Miguel Amado, Pablo Llorca, Martí Peran, Shinyoung Chung, Jessica Berlanga Taylor. Cover: Jimmie Durham.