Why are Anglophone novels more worthy of attention than Ottoman shadow puppetry or the art of knot-tying? Just what are the humanities for?
Postwar culture was divided between “freedom” and “totalitarianism.” Or was it?
Once, Black women employed textile arts both as a mutual aid network, and as a safe space to envision a Southern Black liberated life.
On both sides of the border, artivistas—art activists—infuse their creative and political work with minority struggle and solidarity.
What do we see when looking at art from the perspective of the infrastructures that sustain it?
Guadalupe Maravilla makes multimedia art to grapple with his “traumatic experiences” as a unaccompanied child and undocumented migrant.
Millions of items looted from Africa during the colonial era remain housed in private collections and museums around the world.
By making familiar objects strange, two new books of poetry reveal the limits of overly simple critique.
The documentary "Paris Is Burning" obscured the ordinary lives of queer people of color, but new footage reveals how the film could have been different.
In lockdown, one shop asked for people to submit comics of “a utopian world after we survive this moment.” Hundreds around the world answered.
In art, it is often said, less is more. The same may also be true for criticism.
Can the inherent contradictions of “whiteness” and the “decolonial” ever align with the reparative potential of photography?
An exhibition of Japanese textiles celebrates repaired clothing: flipping salvage into sustainability, and damage into beauty.
How could any Belgian graphic novel escape Tintin’s shadow? Enter Brecht Evens’s The Making Of.
Television responded to our cultural—and planetary—existential crisis with The Good Place.
Studies of museum patronage mostly focus on social class. That's not the whole story.
“First: Why are we not making more progress? Second: Why do so many people hate environmentalists?”
Denis Williams was a painter in London, a novelist in the Sudan, an art historian in Nigeria, and an archeologist in his native Guyana: the polymath’s polymath ...
Milan 1919: Fascism was founded as a movement almost exactly a century ago, by journalist and agitator Benito Mussolini along with a gaggle of World War I ...
It was a triumph bagging the last table on the busy rooftop bar, especially so late ...