Articles of Note

The plight of the precursor. It's better than not being remembered at all, but the word damns with faint praise. Consider Theodore Rousseau, precursor to Monet and Cezanne ... more »

New Books

Shock, camp, comedic juxtapositions: What was Robert Mapplethorpe trying to achieve? Fame and wealth, sure. But also a carefully cultivated sense of estrangement... more »

Essays & Opinions

Half of current jobs are in danger of being replaced by robots. What's imperiled is not only the ability to make a living but also the viability of democracy... more »