Much about Western civilization can be gleaned through depictions of the elephant in texts from Ancient Greece through ninteenth-century Europe.
Who should be held accountable for promoting labor, environmental, and social justice within the fashion industry? A case study.
"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."
On the ways that Gertrude Stein "challenges the reader’s fundamental understanding of language and its utility."
"How does Francis Bacon express such rich emotion in his paintings, and how does he give it such agency?"
"The presence of Dan Flavin’s light sculptures are difficult to describe; words—and even photographs— do a poor job of capturing the all-consuming effect of his work."
"People have been writing about the same few emotions and scenarios since the beginnings of time, so how can something that has become so cliché be innovated in a way that it strikes us as completely original?"
"Tolstoy asked repeatedly, “What am I, and what is the universe?” and reached an end of 'All and nothing.'" An interrogation of being.
"The sounds of the city echoed outside, but here inside the West Wing, I found myself confronted by a silent figure: a voiceless thrush in a golden frame." On a relief sculpture by Jean-Antoine Houdon.
"I just discovered Wet. In the few hours since being introduced to the band over a friend’s speakers, I have listened to their song “You’re The Best” an estimated thirty or forty times, and counting."
An analysis of anti-Black racism and "why history does not pave the way for a more progressive world.”
Water as an Agent of Change and a Means of Escape in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure and Kate Chopin's The Awakening