Articles of Note

W.E.B. Du Bois in Berlin. It was his first glimpse of a world in which race was not an obstacle. The impact was lifelong. “I became more human”... more »

New Books

The death of Vladimir Mayakovsky. In 1930 the poet shot himself with a gun provided by Stalin's secret police. Cause of death? Artistic frustration... more »

Essays & Opinions

Kim Kardashian is the unlikely embodiment of Duchamp’s urinal. “In declaring herself, against all common sense, as art, she mocks and dares and provokes”... more »