In the summer of 1983, the Jamaican scholar Stuart Hall, who lived and taught in England, travelled to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to deliver a series of lectures on something called
Being wealthy has become so passé that rich people are increasingly choosing not to display that wealth—that’s the theory behind a new book exploring the changing consumption habits of rich people in West.
In late March of 2006, a college dropout named Jack Dorsey finished coding a site for Internet users to post 140-character messages. It was called twttr. Dorsey and his co-founders eventually added vowels
The post-Mussolini capital of Italy was a glamorous ‘Hollywood on the Tiber’, even if Fellini’s famous film is now misunderstood Her mane of wet peroxide hair is flung back and she is almost busting out
Our Winter issue features fiction by Alexander Kluge: “In Medieval Angelology, There Are Nine Orders of Snow,” twenty-two stories on some lines from Ben Lerner’s The Lichtenberg Figures. Kluge made a trip
She was one of the great female protagonists of the late-Renaissance art world. Forgotten in the 18th and 19th centuries, she was rediscovered in the 20th as a feminist icon. Thirty paintings by Artemisia
An extravagant new retrospective of the avant-garde French-Cuban artist highlights often troubling yet always distinctive work The president-elect’s favorite term of abuse is “loser” – lobbed more than
Pier Paolo Pasolini depicted Italian urban life in all its beauty and brutality. Does a new English language version of The Street Kids, by Elena Ferrante’s acclaimed translator, do his work justice? Paolo
lithub.com - John PipkinBorn and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, John attended Washington & Lee University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received his Ph.D. in British Literature from Rice University. He was an Assistant Professor of Humanities and Rhetoric at Boston University before moving to Austin, where he served as the Executive Director of the Writers’ League of Texas. Currently, he is the Writer-in-Residence at Southwestern University, where he teaches literature and creative writing. He also teaches creative writing at the University of Texas, and in the Low-Residency MFA Program at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. John is the author of the novels The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter (October 11, 2016) and Woodsburner (2009).
For the most part, we read a work of nonfiction for two intertwined reasons — to learn about a particular subject and to enjoy the intellectual company of the book’s author. I started “Grand Hotel Abyss:
Not every effect Photoshop has had on the community has been a good one, given that creating fake images is now a lot easier. But was there ever a great achievement made without any sacrifices? The art
An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images. Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to
The cinema begins with action—with the most banal yet most mysterious of actions, namely, walking, in the Lumière brothers’ 1895 spectacle showing workers leaving their factory. The subject has been on
Apple pours resources into the iPhone camera because of what it might be used for in future – not for the photo enthusiasts of the past As some readers may remember, I’m a keen photographer. For many I’ve