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Pictures with Problems

Peter Saul, Personal Disease, 1966, acrylic and pen on canvas, 49" x 65" “I think I was way oversensitive as a kid, very much easily frightened,” Peter ...

March 31, 2015 08:53 PM

Novels Are Made of Words

More on automated sentiment-analysis, and Moby-Dick. Leroy Neiman, Moby Dick Assaulting the Pequod. Paul Valéry tells the story: The painter Edgar Degas was ...

March 31, 2015 04:59 PM

On Being Blue

Vicky Leandros performing “L’amour est bleu.” Of the colors, blue and green have the greatest emotional range. Sad reds and melancholy yellows are ...

March 31, 2015 01:30 PM

“Grammatico-political Monstrosities,” and Other News

From Puck Magazine, 1900. In which Tom McCarthy, Rachel Kushner, Paul Muldoon, and other writers are photographed in their offices: “Helicopters, the ...

March 31, 2015 08:56 AM

Labors of Love

Jessamyn West To love classic children’s books is to love heroines with literary ambitions. Harriet the Spy, Betsy Ray, Anne Shirley, Jo March—so many ...

March 30, 2015 05:32 PM

Only the Dreamer: An Interview with Victor Moscoso

Photo: Greg Preston Victor Moscoso has, as he says, always ridden two, if not three, horses at a time. As an art student, he made fine-art paintings and did ...

March 30, 2015 02:55 PM | 2 comments