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Victor Hugo’s Drawings

Victor Hugo, Octopus with the initials V.H., 1866. Victor Hugo wrote poetry, novels, and drama—more than enough for any mortal—but he also made some four ...

February 26, 2015 07:02 PM | 1 comments

The Junket-Eater

An illustration from Junket Is Nice. New York Review Children’s Classics has reissued so many wonderful forgotten texts: novels and picture books and nursery ...

February 26, 2015 04:57 PM

Freddy Plimpton

 The artist and designer Freddy Medora Espy Plimpton passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Vermont Respite House on February 22, a beautiful Sunday ...

February 26, 2015 03:22 PM

Objects Are What We Aren’t

Carl Andre’s sculptures are “plainly, inescapably there.” “Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010,” installation view at Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New ...

February 26, 2015 12:03 PM

Your Job Is Totally Meaningful, and Other News

Keep working! “A rare first edition of Thomas Bewick’s History of British Birds belonging to Frances Currer, the woman believed to have inspired ...

February 26, 2015 09:30 AM

You Talk Your Book

Looking rather Führer-ish, Anthony Burgess appeared on The Dick Cavett Show in 1971, where he was in rare form throughout—charming, funny, instructive, ...

February 25, 2015 06:57 PM