Searching to define difficult, elusive concept

Sep 7, 2013

Searching to define difficult, elusive concept

by David Burleigh

The title of this book is exquisite, while the cover illustration is of something else, different yet just as exquisite. This is appropriate because the aesthetic concept that the book considers is not just beautiful, but elusive and difficult to define. SNOW IN A ...

The messy, chaotic real life of artists

Aug 3, 2013

The messy, chaotic real life of artists

by Rachel Cooke

A couple of years ago, the New Yorker writer Janet Malcolm, who knows enough about journalism to hardly ever give interviews herself, spoke to Katie Roiphe for the Paris Review. Except that she didn’t actually speak to her — or at least, not while ...