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.

Black Death and the Godz of the New Pop Art

Have you ever tried to convince an atheist that they should believe in god? There’s a similar difficulty ...

The Apu Trilogy Revisited

The Apu Trilogy of films has been newly restored and re-released

Dashiell Hammett’s Birthday

Celebrating the hard-boiled detective writer Dashiell Hammett's birthday.

Understanding Yoko Ono & the History of Anti-Art

Yoko Ono and the Fluxus Anti-Art Movement

Inside Frida Kahlo’s Garden

What was the inspiration behind Friday Kahlo's iconic garden?

The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism is published by Wiley on behalf of the American Society for Aesthetics, and it was first issued in 1942.

The Super Secret World of Ludlings – You Know, For Kids!

secret language games or ludlings, have been serious business for young people across the ages.

Bearing Witness to the Art of Chris Burden

Artist Chris Burden died last week. Here, we remember his iconic, sculptural monuments and artistic legacy.