"By placing black male bodies into the classic framework of portraiture, Kehinde Wiley asserts that there is something inherently noteworthy about blackness."
"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."
"As someone who moved to New York City seven months ago, I’m aware that it could be a daunting experience." Criticism.