Articles of Note

Talking with the painter, writer, critic, and TV-and-film visionary John Berger is strenuous. He suffers neither bullshit nor idle conversation... more »

New Books

Degas vs. Manet, Matisse vs. Picasso, Pollock vs. de Kooning, Bacon vs. Freud. Other than knives through canvases and sexual intrigue, what makes an artistic rivalry memorable?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Jargon, mangled diction, meaningless phrases, hackneyed words — such are the writerly sins of academics, who must question their deepest assumptions about writing... more »