Jeremy Sigler’s latest book of poetry, Goodbye Letter, was published by Hunters Point Press.
How Red Scare’s Dasha Nekrasova turns awfulness into art
America’s favorite tomboy taught a generation about gender, chutzpah, and loss
For Poetry Month, a series of encounters with the homely, octopuslike demystifier of verse
Can the great illusionist make suffering, anxiety, and death disappear?
How my family became friends with the humble and kind baseball great
A Neue Galerie retrospective celebrates the great Jewish image-maker ‘Madame d’Ora,’ who helped avant-garde stars like cabaret dancer Anita Berber rise—and fall
On Thomas Mann’s 145th birthday, his protagonist Aschenbach’s Romantic wanderings in the virus-laden swamps of lechery and sickness at the edge of civilization, ring—not true, exactly, but closer
A German noir export on Netflix leads viewers into the Jewish-inflected Babylon of a legendary sin city
How the father of minimalism brought power to the people, and learned to let go
Stuff, and other achievements of irrationality, in Jessica Stockholder’s explorations of the third—and fourth, and fifth—dimensions
Flesh, set free by a ‘despicable genius,’ or ensnared in the male gaze?
The fearlessly outspoken critic and Stanford titan on the contemporary poetry canon, the complexities of O.J. Simpson, and the non-Zen of John Cage
A dispatch from David Levinthal’s doll-house diorama factory, where the photographer plays with the line between real and pretend
In the gap between transcendental and concrete experience, 48 years after the painter’s death
Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s ‘Young Girl Reading:’ mindful and contemplative, perhaps even a proto-feminist?
Paintings that tell us to eff off while showing us the way in
The painter learns to ‘live Dada’
The Los Angeles photographer gives, and gives in
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