Pablo Picasso, Sleeping Peasants, 1919


Recent links of note:

In Statement, Harper Lee Backs New Novel
Alexandra Alter & Serge F. Kovaleski, The New York Times
“I’m alive and kicking and happy as hell.”  Well, alright then. 

Latin Lives
Anthony Grafton, The Nation
We agree.  

Picasso's Daughter Plans to Sell Art, Worrying the Market
Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times
At least 10,000 pieces could be put up for sale, and dealers are concerned that they won't get a cut. 

Creative Destruction
William Giraldi, The New Republic
A shiver passes through our office:

"In the publishing and journalism trades, 260,000 jobs were nixed between 2007 and 2009. Since the turn of the century, around 80 percent of cultural critics writing for newspapers have lost their jobs. There are only two remaining full-time dance critics in the entire United States of America. A not untypical yearly salary in 2008 for a professional dancer was $15,000. Renovate that bromide making ends meet and you might be nearer the mark: Members of the creative class are meeting their ends. "


From our pages:

The Tyranny of Theory
Gary Saul Morson
Remembering the poet, artist, and critic. On Toulmin, Tolstoy, & the Dawkinsization of the humanities. 

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