Bearing Witness to the Art of Chris Burden

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

Poltergeist Haunts Scholars in 1935

Read an early scholarly essay of reported Poltergeists.
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Bill O’Reilly: The Thug Life

The O’Reilly Factor follows a “set of binary codes of the form sacred vs. polluted,” expressed in a number of ways according to sociologist Matthew Norton.

An American in Paris: Onstage and Onscreen

Whatever your thoughts on the Broadway production, An American in Paris is a big deal in the history of movie musicals.
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Two Poems for B.B. King

Two poems about the legendary blues artist B.B. King.

The Intimate World of Mommy Blogs

Are mommy blogs helpful for online communities?

Inside Okwui Enwezor’s 56th Venice Biennale “All the World’s Futures”

Learn about Okwui Enwezor, the man behind the 56th Venice Biennale international art fair.

How McDonald’s Got Its Golden Arches

How McDonald's Got its iconic Golden Arches.

Father Junípero Serra: His Statue and Contested Legacy

While Father Junípero Serra may earn posthumous canonization this fall, his statue in D.C. may be getting the boot.