How to Use a Ouija Board
Read on, but beware, these tales of spine-tingling ghosts and eerie spirits...
13 Ways of Looking at Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poet, lover, outspoken political activist. Vincent, in all her complicated glory.
Eight Women Astronomers You Should Know
A guided tour of selected luminaries of astronomy, from Ancient Greece to today.
Sonnets by 11 Contemporary Poets
The name of this fourteen-line poetic form comes from the Italian sonetto, meaning "a little sound or song."
When Landscape Painting Was Protest Art
The landscape painter Thomas Cole celebrated the American landscape, but also expressed doubts about the limits of civilization.
Ten Favorite Love Poems
Love poems by Pablo Neruda, Joyce Carol Oates, Kenneth Koch, Willie Perdomo, Robert Penn Warren, Edith Wharton, and more.
Norman Rockwell: Provocative Artist or Predictable Hack?
While Norman Rockwell's paintings struck a chord with the mass American public, that was not always not the case with art critics.
Literature as Resistance
What does it mean to have a literature of resistance?
V.S. Naipaul’s Defense of Civilization
As a public figure, V.S. Naipaul is often outrageous, but his 30+ books speak eloquently in defense of civilization.
Will Art Save Our Descendants from Radioactive Waste?
What if the great threat to human life isn't a bomb dropping down from above but radioactive waste creeping up from below? Will art come to our rescue then?