James Polchin teaches writing at NYU and is the founder and editor of the site Writing in Public.
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Meet the Schwenkfelders The Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center is near the train tracks that cut through Pennsburg, Pennsylvania. Nearly every town in southeastern Pennsylvania is organized like Pennsburg: […]
A Red-Checkered Blanket The past year’s headlines from Eastern Europe bleed together like a Virginia Woolf novel whose characters hang on in quiet desperation:
Bulgarians are Europe's most dissatisfied – […]
Face Off Willem de Kooning made a portrait of Marilyn Monroe in 1954. The painting consists of a few splotches of yellow and blue paint. There are two sketchy and lopsided eyes in the middle of the […]