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The B&N Podcast: Walter Isaacson

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Walter Isaacson

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The genius of a man like Leonardo Da Vinci might seem unreachable to us now. Walter Isaacson thinks just the opposite.
There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak

BEYOND CATEGORY

There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

In the books of the late Maurice Sendak, each haunting page represented a doorway into a world of imagination -- one that contained trauma and delight in equal measure....
Known and Strange Things

ESSAYS

Known and Strange Things

Reviewed by Walton Muyumba ×

In his essays, the celebrated author of "Open City" and "Every Day is for the Thief" knits together a global skein of struggles and ideas. Review by Walton Muyumba.
A Brush with the Past: Artists in Fiction

FICTION

A Brush with the Past: Artists in Fiction

Essay by Heller McAlpin ×

In these novels, every picture tells a story. Essay by Heller McAlpin.
Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and “Civilisation”

art

Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and “Civilisation”

Reviewed by Adam Kirsch ×

Britain's champion of fine art was the son of a manufacturing family who wound up explaining high culture to his countrymen. Adam Kirsch reviews James Stourton's life of Sir Kenneth Clark.
The Lonely City

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The Lonely City

Reviewed by Rachel Syme ×

Why are the most teeming places on earth also among the most isolating? And why does feeling alone in the crowd turn out to be so great for art? Rachel Syme follows Olivia Laing's journey to...
Playlist of Babel: Ben Ratliff’s Magical Index

MUSIC

Playlist of Babel: Ben Ratliff’s Magical Index

By Rachel Syme ×

In a world in which the classical opus and the classic LP have been digitally fragmented, Ben Ratliff musical genres need reinventing. Rachel Syme listens to his "Every Song Ever."
Helen Maryles Shankman: Words like Brushstrokes

DISCOVER

Helen Maryles Shankman: Words like Brushstrokes

Posted by Miwa Messer ×

The author of "The Land of Armadillos" on the moment when the page and the canvas trade places.
Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

HUMAN NATURE

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

Reviewed by Tess Taylor ×

Is "art" an ineffable product of human creativity? Or is it the ultimate tool? Tess Taylor follows Alva Noë's foray into "thinking about thinking."...
The Spectacle of Skill: New and Selected Writings

A READING LIFE

The Spectacle of Skill: New and Selected Writings

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

The voice of the stylish and uncompromising critic Robert Hughes often took the form of "a fount of effervescent vitriol." Review by Katherine A. Powers.
Rockwell’s Holiday

DAYBOOK

Rockwell’s Holiday

By Steve King ×

Why a painter, not a politician, put his stamp on Thanksgiving.
Chris Riddell: Art as Adventure

INTERVIEW

Chris Riddell: Art as Adventure

A Conversation with Hope Whitmore ×

The celebrated illustrator, political cartoonist and UK Children's Laureate on going on adventures with Neil Gaiman and finding his own stories. A conversation with Hope Whitmore.