Poems for our times
A few days ago, Philip Levine was named the next poet laureate.
Yesterday, the New York Times picked up a New Orleans journalist’s revelation that Zabar’s lobster salad was not made of lobster but was, in fact, made of crayfish, prompting Zabars to change the product’s name to “seafare salad.”
There are times when objects in a realist painting seem to abandon their identity and become something else-something more mysterious and independent, more like symbols or memories than easily recognized physical items occupying real space in the real world. In the recent still-life paintings of Richard Baker at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, a great Read More
The American painter Charles Demuth (1883-1935) was an artist who took a certain pride-aesthetic pride-in his carefully cultivated limitations. He didn’t hesitate to boast about them, as we know from the wonderful comparison he once made between his own talent and that of his more robust contemporary, John Marin. “John Marin and I drew our Read More