In Retrospect: We Would Pay Top Dollar to See Ai Weiwei Dance in a Nick Cave Soundsuit

Join us every Saturday morning as we take a deferred look back at the week’s long-lost posts, in retrospect.

— In retrospect, Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina should have thought twice about having a son before going to jail for two years, because it’s not going to get her sentence deferred.

— In retrospect, Erwin Panofsky‘s descendents are going to make a fortune off his recently-found thesis on Michelangelo and Raphael, which will be published next year.

— In retrospect, the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who is known for smashing and defacing ancient vases, is not the person we expected to win an award from the Appraisers Association of America.

— In retrospect, grazing and dancing around Grand Central Terminal may be the best place imaginable for Nick Cave‘s “Soundsuit” horses.

— In retrospect, the greatest mark left on the Museum of Arts and Design by Holly Hotchner, who is stepping down after 16 years as its director, will likely be the institution’s move to Columbus Circle.

— Benjamin Sutton