Battle Readings is a regularly updated compilation of articles, essays, and opinion pieces relevant to the themes of the Battle of Ideas.
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While many video games probably should not be considered art, there are good reasons to think that some should be, and that the debates concerning the artistic status of chess and sports offer some insights into the status of video games
Aaron Smuts , Contemporary Aesthetics, 2 November 2005
Shirley Dent, spiked, 10 October 2005
Architecture today, even at its most innovative, seems to lack a visionary quality.
Karl Sharro, karlsharro.co.uk, 2005
Albert Camus, Penguin, 25 August 2005
Classical music doesn't belong to the private, mobile space of the iPod, but to the public space of churches, libraries, debating societies and concerts
Ivan Hewett, Telegraph, 3 August 2005
To judge one work of art superior to another is not elitist, it is the mark of cultural engagement
Dolan Cummings, Culture Wars, 27 June 2005
Barb Jungr, spiked, 26 June 2005
James Heartfield, spiked, 16 May 2005
How art can be socially and politically transformative without sacrificing that which makes it art
Sarah James, Art Monthly, 30 April 2005
Ivan Hewett, Continuum, 17 March 2005