If You Can’t See the Stage, Turn to the Page 

With theaters shut during the pandemic, reading plays has shed surprising light on works both familiar and strange

by Wendy Smith | Tuesday, September 07, 2021

The Inheritance of Nations

To what extent does a work of art belong to the people of the world?

by Hannah Barbosa Cesnik | Monday, June 14, 2021

Raising Mank

The Academy Award–winning film about the making of Citizen Kane is really a window into the tumultuous, brutal side of Hollywood’s golden age

by Jerome Charyn | Saturday, June 05, 2021

Obscura No More

How photography rose from the margins of the art world to occupy its vital center

by Andy Grundberg | Thursday, April 29, 2021

The Baddest Man in Town

On the trail of a historical figure immortalized in African-American folklore

by Eric McHenry | Saturday, March 13, 2021

The Annotated “Stacka Lee”

Comments on the famous murder ballad’s oldest known lyrics

by Eric McHenry | Saturday, March 13, 2021

Swinging Into the Future 

Kansas City of the 1930s witnessed a style of American music inspired by the wonders of the industrial age

by Joel Dinerstein | Monday, December 07, 2020

Long-Distance Punishment

Could a landmark work of conceptual art be an emblem for the Covid era?

by Sierra Bellows | Thursday, December 03, 2020

The Poet Who Painted

Max Jacob, who helped introduce Picasso to the French, was a talented artist in his own right

by Rosanna Warren | Wednesday, September 23, 2020

What a Great Talker She Was

by Willard Spiegelman | Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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