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Passport photo of D.H. Lawrence

The process of discovery, not their profundities as such, is what makes Lawrence’s poems so gripping.

A Glyph (2013) by Carol Bove at the High Line in New York City

Sculpture as a study in disintegration.

James Joyce, 1915

A legal quirk enabled Samuel Roth to pirate Ulysses. Was Roth a copyright anarchist or a pioneer?

The Hitsville USA building in Detroit

When it comes to protest, are pop songs smarter than us, knowing what they can and cannot do?

Float On, sensory deprivation, floaters, Restricted Environmental Stimulation

Is sensory deprivation an escape from or toward the fatigue and distractions of the digital life?

J.M. Coetzee

The Childhood of Jesus explores the fictitious dimensions of a just and compassionate world.

MOVE members exit their headquarters during a 1978 confrontation with police

Jason Osder’s Let the Fire Burn; Martha Shane and Lana Wilson’s After Tiller; Peter Morgan and Ron Howard’s Rush; anniversary wishes to Stuart Klawans from Rabbi Simcha Feffeferman

Blogs

Singing against apartheid and for Tibetan freedom, working with Amnesty International and standing with Occupy Wall Street, he was an artist who spoke up and showed up.

October 27, 2013

The American songwriter is just one of many who have interpreted Beethoven's beloved Ode to Joy. 

October 27, 2013

Now, that's what we call circular.

October 22, 2013

On the occasion of Showtime’s new miniseries, reflections on how the world changed when women learned to demand men give them orgasms.

October 7, 2013

The famed American conductor brought Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to a fractured Germany in 1989.

October 7, 2013

Eric Alterman's media round-up and Reed Richardson's unique take on the government shutdown. 

October 4, 2013

Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States will be rereleased this month on DVD; it tells a different story than the school textbooks we're used to.

October 1, 2013

New novels, poetry and short-story collections from up-and-coming and established writers of color.

September 24, 2013

Is “collaborators” too strong a word for movie bosses dealing with the Hitler regime?

September 24, 2013

The news-leaking website, in possession of a leaked script, offers rebuttals to the film that dramatizes Julian Assange's relationship with former colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg. 

September 22, 2013