The Power of the Brushstroke In 1949 Life magazine published a short feature on the artist Jackson Pollock where the editors famously asked: “Is this the greatest living American painter?” The headline was […]
White Trash Gothic When I learned that Harper Lee’s second novel is to be published, the first thought that came to my mind was: Will it be as biased against the white poor as To Kill a Mockingbird?
The Dinner Party from Hell
Dinner parties are often about power. A host can lord over his captive
guests, so many have been the setting for cruel practical jokes.