New articles in Culture: the arts as vehicles of meaning and values

Bilal Qureshi, A Lavish Bollywood Musical Is Fueling A Culture War In India read
Rebecca Raphael, Parable of the Times (Octavia Butler) read
Tom Jacobs, For Men, High Testosterone Means Low Interest in Classical Music read
In Search of Mary Shelley review: A life of monsters and men read
Maria Popova,Ursula K. Le Guin on “Spare Time,” What It Means to Be a Working Artist, and the Vital Difference Between Being Busy with Doing and Being Occupied with Living read

New articles in Culture: the arts as vehicles of meaning and values

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Jeremy Fox, Shakespeare the revolutionary read
Evan Puschak, How E E Cummings’s most famous love poem reaches towards transcendence of self watch
Simon Oxenham, It Is Pretty Easy to Get Art Experts to Fall for Fakes read
Geoffrey Pullum, The Unoriginality of Orwell’s Critique of Language read
Marc Bousquet, The Moral Panic in Literary Studies read
A Bhaskar Rao, Melody, rhythm and piety: the rich forms and meanings of Indian classical
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Ian McKellen Reads a Passionate Speech by William Shakespeare, Written in Defense of Immigrants (5m) watch
Edward A. Zelinsky, Three myths about the Electoral College read
Carolina A. Miranda, What Marxist Art Critic John Berger Taught Me read
Mark Dunbar, The Detached Poet (Wallace Stevens) read
Randy Kennedy, John Berger, Provocative Art Critic, Dies at 90 read
portside.org, It Will be Called Americanism: the US Writers Who Imagined a Fascist Future read
Dive Into an “Underwater Kaleidoscope” of Unbelievable Beauty watch
portside.org, It Will be Called Americanism: the US Writers Who Imagined a Fascist Future read
Tom Boggioni, Author of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: It was ‘farfetched’ when I wrote it — but Trump is making it real read
Constance Grady, Grammys 2017: All of the iconographic references in Beyoncé’s performance read
Samantha Cooney, Ava DuVernay: ‘I Don’t Have to Approach Film Like a Man Would’ read
portside.org, Politics, Aesthetics and the War Against “Perfectionist Ideology” in Orwell read
CHRISTOPHER D. SHEA, Philip Pullman to Release First Volume in New ‘Book of Dust’ Trilogy read
Ross King, Show me the Monet read
Kasia Anderson, ‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Electra’ Shatters the American Myth read
Maria Popova, How to Tell a True Tale: Neil Gaiman on What Makes a Great Personal Story read
Cody Delistraty, This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Read Poetry read
Darryl Pinckney, Catching Up to James Baldwin read
Noah Charney, Picasso’s weapon against fascism: Why “Guernica” is the greatest of all war paintings read
Patricia Miller, Five Signs Atwood’s “Handmaid’s Tale” Dystopia May Be Nigh read
Colin Marshall, The Gestapo Points to Guernica and Asks Picasso, “Did You Do This?;” Picasso Replies “No, You Did!” read
Chris Hedges, The Artist as Prophet read
Josh Jones, Hear Bob Dylan’s Newly-Released Nobel Lecture: A Meditation on Music, Literature & Lyrics (8m) watch
Sean Spicer regularly uses the stupefying form of speech that George Orwell called ‘duckspeak’ read
At 75, Dale Chihuly discusses struggles with mental health read
The Art of Community read
Eve L. Ewing, Why Authoritarians Attack the Arts read
Robert Alter, The Great Genius of Jewish Literature read
Rebecca Mead, Margaret Atwood, the Prophet of Dystopia read

New articles in Culture: the arts as vehicles of meaning and values

Vidyadhar Date, The Film Bahubali Amidst An Ethos of Hinduism “One can give any spin to the film but it is essentially extremely crude, full of glorification of violence , war, brute strength and revenge. Even the women are so vile, scheming and violent. Lady Macbeth seems kind in comparison.” Critical review of new Indian film and its impacts. read

New articles in Culture: the arts as vehicles of meaning and values

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Maria Popova, Carl Sagan on Moving Beyond Us vs. Them, Bridging Conviction with Compassion, and Meeting Ignorance with Kindness read

Maria Popova, James Baldwin on Freedom and How We Imprison Ourselves read

Alia Wong, How Comedy Became Education’s Best Critique read

Michiko Kakutani rev. Jason Stanley’s new book How Propagabda Works read

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New articles in Culture: the arts as vehicles of meaning and values

David Ferguson, Michelangelo painted a ‘secret feminist code’ in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, says new study. read

Beyonce’s Political Super Bowl Performance Angers the US Right. read

Glyn Salton-Cox, rev. Alex Woloch’s new book on Orwell. Also, John Sutherland’s book. read

New articles in Culture: the arts as vehicles of meaning and values

David Ferguson, Michelangelo painted a ‘secret feminist code’ in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, says new study. read

Beyonce’s Political Super Bowl Performance Angers the US Right. read

Glyn Salton-Cox, rev. Alex Woloch’s new book on Orwell. Also, John Sutherland’s book. read

New articles in Culture: the arts as vehicles of meaning and values

David Ferguson, Michelangelo painted a ‘secret feminist code’ in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, says new study. read

Beyonce’s Political Super Bowl Performance Angers the US Right. read

Glyn Salton-Cox, rev. Alex Woloch’s new book on Orwell. Also, John Sutherland’s book. read