Richard, Prince of Instagram Appropriation

While recent media debates why and how his Instagram art sucks, Richard Prince’s appropriation has long been a controversial, hot topic.

The Real Anna Leonowens

The real-life story of Anna Leonowens is actually more interesting than her fictionalized life in The King and I.

The North American Review Turns 200

Happy birthday to the North American Review!

Flannery O’Connor’s Stamp

Flannery O'Connor is being honored by a new stamp, which will be released on June 5th.
Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov Calls For More Engineers Through Science-Fiction

Famous science-fiction novelist Isaac Asimov called for more engineers and scientists in the world and less glorifying of idiocy in entertainment.

The Grateful Dead, Tape Trading, and the Music Industry

What the difference between tape trading and bootlegging in rock music?

The Triumphant Return of Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration series heads back to NYC where it first debuted. The lasting influence of Jacob Lawrence and his series is inarguable.
Lorne Malvo

From Twain to Fargo: the Outsider in American Storytelling

The Lorne Malvo character on the new Fargo TV series, is like the character Satan in Mark Twain's final novel, The Mysterious Stranger.

Don’t Say Cheese! The Smiles of Buster Keaton and Humphrey Bogart

Some celebrities like Buster Keaton and Humphrey Bogart are recognized for not smiling—and when they do, it comes across as, well, unnatural.