Letters & Essays
Art & Photography
Revisited is a series in which writers look back on a work of art they first encountered long ago. Here, Eugene Lim revisits the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s final performance. CONAN: How do you obliterate space and time? Mr. JONES: Well, you k…
Each of us waking to the window’s light / Has found the curtains changed, our pictures gone; / Our furniture has vanished in the night / And left us to an unfamiliar dawn
Good artists imitate; great artists steal. In our new series, Stolen, writers share stories of theft. It was autumn and warm, late evening, and the shadows were as long as the hot busses that hissed and braked alongside the main library’s midwest…
what shape should I file my nails I wonder / / follow shape of moon usually best / / once I did them square / / lean forward please / / big mistake / / in basin please
“I write novels quickly, which is not my reputation.”
I was with some poetry friends in a pub near Holborn, shooting the breeze before a reading two of us were participating in. The breeze was fairly dark on that day, for various reasons. It was the weekend following Donald Trump’s inauguration for o…
Now I will tell Meader’s story; I have a moral in view.He was pestered by a Grizzly so bold and maliciousThat he used to snatch caribou meat from the eaves of the cabin.
Chuck Close is best known for painting faces—monumental close-ups so detailed that they seem, at first glance, to leave nothing to the imagination. Yet his first iconic painting, Big Self-Portrait (1967–68)
The text of this book was set, via computer-driven cathode ray tube, in a film version of 12 point Sophonisba, a typeface designed by A(rthur) A(delbert) Rawling for the Bald Eagle Linotype Company of Evanston, Illinois.