Francesca Mari is an associate editor at Texas Monthly. Her essays, reporting, and criticism have appeared in the New Republic, the New York Times, the Paris Review, Dissent, and elsewhere.

What Is Art?

Oct 21, 2013 By Francesca Mari

When Playboy Enterprises—yes, that Playboy Enterprises—erected a forty-foot-tall sculpture near Marfa, it was convinced the town would appreciate its take on the local art scene. Instead it started a revealing debate.