The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo



Art and the Spoils of War

The Nazis weren't the first looters of European art treasures.
Miles Davis at the Nice Jazz Festival in July 1989



Do We Overstate Miles Davis’ Genius?

There are things about Miles Davis we never discuss. Maybe it's time we did.
Left: Pinball. Right: Game Controllers

From Pinball to Video Games: How Sex Shaped the Gamer Revolution

From the start, sex played a strong role in marketing games to teenagers.

After Returning From War, Veterans Find Solace In Art

The role of art in helping veterans heal from the traumas of war.
Dr. Martens collaborated with the Soane Museum to depict William Hogarth’s ‘A Rake’s Progress’. Courtesy of Dr. Martens

The Sartorial Canvas: How the Iconic Dr. “Doc” Martens Reflect a Culture

The iconic Dr. "Doc" Martens boots seem to have shifted their own image, expanding its reach and popularity.
Khirbet Khizeh Courtesy of Delcan & Company

1949 Israeli novel Khirbet Khizeh reissued by FSG

Israeli writer S. Yizhar’s 1949 novella Khirbet Khizeh, first published in English in 2008 and recently reissued in English by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Pilot flying an airplane enjoying the view.

The Poetry Up There: An Interview With Skyfaring Author and Pilot Mark Vanhoenacker

Mark Vanhoenacker, pilot and onetime PhD candidate in East African history speaks about Skyfaring, his debut book about aviation.
Photo of Carmen Miranda published by the New York Sunday News in 1943.

From Vaudeville to Hamilton: Racial Minorities in Musicals

Hamilton, the Lin-Manuel Miranda play, is taking Broadway by storm. Its use of a "race-blind" cast has been unprecedented in modern theater.
An office secretary - 1970s

A Woman’s Life in Publishing

Anita D. McClellan entered the publishing industry as a secretary, one of the few opportunities available to women at the time. We tell her story.