My Harper’s essay on 1970 bombing at CMA

Hey there! I hope you’re staying safe and centered in your shelter-in-place arrangement. Most of us aren’t going anywhere next week, so please check out my latest piece in Harper’s. It’s about the 1970 bombing of Rodin’s The Thinker at the Cleveland Art Museum. Here’s the first paragraph, which you can click on to go… Read More

Snapshot: a few words on Clare Denis

I’m working on a handful of projects this week, but what caught my eye, prose-wise, is Alice Gregory’s description of the appearance of filmmaker Claire Denis, in her denim jacket and jeans, as “a tiny Edwardian greaser.” The phrasing’s solid, and the contrast of images–English history from above and American history from below, and 40… Read More