In his music and his prose, Virgil Thomson perfected a whimsically deadpan sensibility.
by James Longenbach
With his cutouts, Henri Matisse tried to free himself from gravity.
Awakening a sense of wonder and flooding a cinema with crucial realities.
Film and TV are plagued by duration creep. Just like work—or unemployment.
Choreographed for maximum appeal, pop culture likes to say yes. History is made by those who say no.
How “Fuck the Police” came to narrate the town’s humiliations and violations.