The Gist

Subtlety Sucks!

Our guest is tired of art that privileges subtlety over directness. We’ll hear out the finest nuances of his argument.

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Have we failed to critically celebrate heavy-handedness? On The Gist, Slate’s Forrest Wickman explains when subtlety works to the detriment of a work of art. He recently wrote the cover story “Against Subtlety” for Slate. For the Spiel, a love note to chewing gum.

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