Turkish delight

Why Was Turkish Delight C.S. Lewis’s Guilty Pleasure?

Austerity during WWII was hardly the time for pounds of exotic candy. Yet The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe prominently features Turkish delight.
Heleno Bernardi art

Olympic Art: Mega Events and the Museum

Can the Olympics increase museum attendance in both the long and short-term? Carol Scott and her team proved just that in documenting Sydney's case study.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

The Olympics, Dave Eggers, and Your Idiot Brain

Our Friday Reads are these five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else.
Sir Walter Scott

What Sir Walter Scott’s Historical Fiction Reveals About the Brexit

A scholar locates early European Unionism in the works of Sir Walter Scott. How would Scott have voted in the Brexit referendum?
Mrs. Malaprop

The Monstrous Words Lurking in Your Language

“You have hissed all my mystery lectures. I saw you fight a liar in the back quad; in ...
New York Dada

What Did Fashion Magazines Have To Do With Dada?

When you think of Dada, do you think of Europe? If so, you’re missing one of its hotbeds—New York.
Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II: Symbol and Style

The fashion of Queen Elizabeth II has reigned supreme for the past 90 years — on view now in Scotland and England in “Fashioning a Reign.”
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

New International Books

Five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else.
Abel Meeropol

The Unlikely Origins of “Strange Fruit”

The man behind the anti-lynching anthem "Strange Fruit" was a white, Jewish, Communist named Abel Meeropol.
Barbara Kruger

The History of “Your Body Is A Battleground”

Revisiting the iconic work of Barbara Kruger (“Your Body is a Battleground”) that has just as much resonance today as it did a quarter century ago.