What happens when we reduce experiential art to a photograph? How can we transform the way we study and preserve ephemeral forms of contemporary art?
Much about Western civilization can be gleaned through depictions of the elephant in texts from Ancient Greece through ninteenth-century Europe.
"Can beauty be a weapon? Can its seduction circumvent morality?" On the aesthetics and ethics of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.
Who should be held accountable for promoting labor, environmental, and social justice within the fashion industry? A case study.
"One is not wise because of an exposure to the fruits of knowledge, which are information. One is wise because of the internal understanding of information, which is done through an active consciousness.”
"I looked for stories that felt close enough to claim as mine, yet distant enough to claim as “fiction.” My grandparents, Guka in particular, served as entry into a world I didn’t feel I had access to—a world of painfully real people with proper, lived lives."
"Hamlet, a revenge tragedy built around a character expected to act on a reflex he may not possess, subverts the genre and reveals the consequences of vengeance."
What liberties can writers take in using other people's lives in their work? A look at two stories by Alice Munro.
"At three am, everything is different. The skyline floats / on the east river while the emperor looms dark and silent. / Nothing means what it did when sleep fills your throat."