Painting an Inch Thick It is commonly agreed that, since the debut of The Sopranos in 1999, television has gotten really good. There is now a lot of well-written, absorbing, idiosyncratic stuff to watch, and I […]
World Books Can world literature exist? It depends on what is meant by world literature.
The phrase Weltliteratur was coined by Goethe. The German polymath told his disciple Johann Peter Eckermann […]
The Other Path In the early days of the 20th century, Picasso met some rich and careless Americans. “These folks,” Dave Hickey wrote in his book The Invisible Dragon: Essays on Beauty, “are no longer […]