A glance at Twitter these days might prompt one to wonder why all of our celebrities are suddenly expiring en masse. It used to be said that deaths come in threes—now the daily news cycle arrives like a plague, cutting down one cultural luminary after another.
Of course, notable deaths aren’t on the upswing—but chatter Read More
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. And yet, what with anti-smoking laws, Bill and Monica’s kinky caper and a universal disinclination to call a spade a spade, the phallic interpretation is still going strong. We’re deeper than ever in Freud’s debt. In fact, this may be the perfect moment for a book called The Read More
The American painter Childe Hassam (1859-1935) enjoyed a very long and productive career. According to H. Barbara Weinberg, the curator of the exhibition Childe Hassam, American Impressionist , at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the artist’s oeuvre totaled “more than two thousand oils, watercolors, and pastels and other drawings, as well as illustrations for articles Read More