The Sound of Scham

The stories in Lydia Davis' Can't and Won't are strange, sparse, and emotionless – and manic, portentous, and utterly devastating.

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The Other Path

Many of the artists in the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show went on to revolutionize art. William Glackens, on the other hand… he just kept painting.

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Deep Surfaces

Paul Strand was, personally, an aloof man. In a new retrospective, we see how this detachment helped him shape modern photography.

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Dancing in the Dark

In his cut-outs, it may seem like Matisse went from wild beast to tame decorator. But there's more to his dancers than meets the eye.

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Nothing is Hidden

In David Lynch's new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the mundane and macabre come together.

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Age of Loneliness

Marguerite Yourcenar's Coup de Grâce is a great World War I book. Except it isn't about World War I.

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Cutting Edge

A century later, it's harder to see the Panama Canal as fantastical. But it took many more centuries before even the idea of connecting oceans could arise.

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Home Again

On the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, remembering that there's no place like home – and nothing like leaving it.

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Face Off

Did the invention of photography kill the painted portrait? Of course not.

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Cooling Off

At the National Portrait Gallery, exploring the birth, burden, and death of American cool.

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