Why Diane Arbus, John Carpenter, and David Lynch embraced monsters. <strong>Good monsters</strong>, like good art, replace conventional ideas with something weird, troubling, and potentially heroic

Why Diane Arbus, John Carpenter, and David Lynch embraced monsters. Good monsters, like good art, replace conventional ideas with something weird, troubling, and potentially
Why Diane Arbus, John Carpenter, and David Lynch embraced monsters. Good monsters, like good art, replace conventional ideas with something weird, troubling, and potentially [More]

Should public art be affirmative? A sensation at 25 and a MacArthur &ldquo;genius&rdquo; grantee, <strong>Kara Walker</strong> makes provocative, monumental works that challenge the idea

Should public art be affirmative? A sensation at 25 and a MacArthur &amp;ldquo;genius&amp;rdquo; grantee, Kara Walker makes provocative, monumental works that challenge the
Should public art be affirmative? A sensation at 25 and a MacArthur “genius” grantee, Kara Walker makes provocative, monumental works that challenge the [More]

De Anima

2017.04.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aristotle, De Anima, Christopher Shields (tr., intro., comm.), Oxford University Press, 2016, 415pp., $32.00 (pbk), ISBN
2017.04.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aristotle, De Anima, Christopher Shields (tr., intro., comm.), Oxford University Press, 2016, 415pp., $32.00 (pbk), ISBN [More]

Epictetus

[Revised entry by Margaret Graver on April 17, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A Greek philosopher of 1st and early 2nd centuries C.E., and an exponent of Stoic ethics notable for the
[Revised entry by Margaret Graver on April 17, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A Greek philosopher of 1st and early 2nd centuries C.E., and an exponent of Stoic ethics notable for the [More]

In 1961, a B-list Hollywood figure sought out <strong>J.D. Salinger</strong> to secure film rights to <em>Catcher in the Rye.</em> Their encounter reads like a "one-act play bound for the theater of the absurd"

In 1961, a B-list Hollywood figure sought out J.D. Salinger to secure film rights to Catcher in the Rye. Their encounter reads like a &quot;one-act play bound for the theater of the
In 1961, a B-list Hollywood figure sought out J.D. Salinger to secure film rights to Catcher in the Rye. Their encounter reads like a "one-act play bound for the theater of the [More]

<strong>When Empson went East</strong>. The literary critic, booted from Cambridge after condoms were discovered in his room, left for Japan and China. It was a professional calamity that proved fortunate&nbsp;

When Empson went East. The literary critic, booted from Cambridge after condoms were discovered in his room, left for Japan and China. It was a professional calamity that proved
When Empson went East. The literary critic, booted from Cambridge after condoms were discovered in his room, left for Japan and China. It was a professional calamity that proved [More]

In <em>Making It</em>, <strong>Norman Podhoretz</strong>, consumed as much by the qualities of failure as by his own success, came to realize what he was against: "losers"

In Making It, Norman Podhoretz, consumed as much by the qualities of failure as by his own success, came to realize what he was against:
In Making It, Norman Podhoretz, consumed as much by the qualities of failure as by his own success, came to realize what he was against: [More]

In 1961, a B-list Hollywood figure sought out <strong>J.D. Salinger</strong> to secure film rights to &lt;i&gt;Catcher in the Rye&lt;/i&gt;. Their encounter reads like a "one-act play bound for the theater of the absurd"

In 1961, a B-list Hollywood figure sought out J.D. Salinger to secure film rights to &amp;lt;i&amp;gt;Catcher in the Rye&amp;lt;/i&amp;gt;. Their encounter reads like a &quot;one-act play bound for the theater of the
In 1961, a B-list Hollywood figure sought out J.D. Salinger to secure film rights to <i>Catcher in the Rye</i>. Their encounter reads like a "one-act play bound for the theater of the [More]

How green became green

The original Earth Day Proclamation in 1970 refers to &quot;our beautiful blue planet,&quot; and the first earth day flag consisted of a NASA photo of the Earth on a dark blue background. But the color of
The original Earth Day Proclamation in 1970 refers to "our beautiful blue planet," and the first earth day flag consisted of a NASA photo of the Earth on a dark blue background. But the color of [More]

<strong>Conrad Aiken&rsquo;s poetry</strong> is often dismissed as literary &ldquo;navel-gazing.&rdquo; But consider his sense of grandeur: His tombstone read &ldquo;Cosmos Mariner &mdash; Destination Unknown&rdquo;

Conrad Aiken&amp;rsquo;s poetry is often dismissed as literary &amp;ldquo;navel-gazing.&amp;rdquo; But consider his sense of grandeur: His tombstone read &amp;ldquo;Cosmos Mariner &amp;mdash; Destination
Conrad Aiken’s poetry is often dismissed as literary “navel-gazing.” But consider his sense of grandeur: His tombstone read “Cosmos Mariner — Destination [More]