Category Archives: Art

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Cooking with Gogol

How photography influenced John Singer Sargent

Singing with new lungs

Your feel-good story of the day

People who shelve their books with the spines facing in are monsters. Who does this?


Glad to see the “let’s be adults instead of wussy garbage babies” movement is growing: “There is a growing sense that we are entitled to have the world adapt to our preferences, instead of the other way around…Put your pet in a damn carrier, as people did for decades in a system that worked totally fine before everyone became incredibly self-centered. Thank you.”

People still pay attention to this talentless fucking idiot for some reason.

“Philip Larkin and Me”

Bernstein at 100

African Science Fiction

Are delivery apps killing restaurants?

East End easels

Edward Lear in full

How a dodgy German biologist influenced art nouveau


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Afternoon Art Break

“Hylas and the Nymphs”
John William Waterhouse (1896)

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What a dumb time to be alive

Two Raphael paintings unearthed after 500 years

A music critic on why it’s so difficult to write about performances

The underlying cognitive dissonance of the Left and Right

The question that reveals the heart of the culture wars

Liberals have lost their minds over immigration

Trump’s tariffs are statism on the march

Camels disqualified from Saudi ‘camel beauty contest’ over use of Botox

Why do people visit art museums? 

The quest to preserve the live music that accompanied silent films

A long-forgotten 19th century opera about tabasco sauce gets a revival

This is pretty much how I feel about e-mail too

Inside Yale’s secret societies and why they no longer matter

Hemingway’s first short story found in Key West

The many lives of David Bowie

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Afternoon Art Break

Sebastiano del Piombo (1510)


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Voyager 1 fires up thrusters after 37 years

Willa Cather’s prairie

Why do orchestras seem to play behind the conductor’s beat?

Trouble at the Tate

When art and spirit meet: fiction and the religious imagination

Rodin’s craftsmanship

A new European narrative?

When ISIS moves into the neighborhood, a family must decide what to do with Hamletbury it or burn it?

Guggenheim removes art featuring live reptiles and videos of dogs on treadmills after it received “explicit and repeated threats of violence.”

The rise of Alexander Calder

Unless you are a severely disabled person (i.e. blind) with a perfectly trained service animal you don’t need to have an animal on an airplane. The notion that people need “emotional comfort animals” with them on airplanes is utterly ridiculous. What a dumb time to be alive.

Wagner’s biggest fan

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Afternoon Art Break

“Couple in a Room”
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner


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“By The Seashore”
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1883)


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