I never thought it was weird that my cats read so many books. They, these two sisters—Uni and Chloe—came from humble beginnings: the rafters of a garage in central New Jersey.
I met with poet Ron Padgett at his East Village apartment, where he and his wife have lived since 1967.
When the artist Piet Mondrian died in the winter of 1944 at the age of 71, he was in the midst of working on a painting he had told people would be the definitive expression of his aesthetic ideals.
When I was a little girl, my family often visited antique shops.
In late March of 1997, while working as a receptionist at an alternative newspaper in Manhattan, I was asked to sign for a package from Henry Holt & Co.
Isaac Bashevis Singer’s first novel, Satan in Goray (published in English in 1955), tells the true story of a 17th century Jewish mystic, Sabbatai Zevi...
In SAFEWAY I heard a whining
Song. Dill filled the air with longing
Trapped in the fog of conscientious obscurantism, Twitter-wracked neurosis, blatant bungling, executive-order malfeasance, lurking corruption, lifeboat ethics, and neo-fascist quasi-ideology, we may well want to look for clues to the interior life of the Social Darwinist thug presently making a landfill fire of the federal government.
"I'm a spirit master," avant-garde jazz composer and bandleader Sun Ra once said in his own inimitable fashion. "I've been to a zone where there is no air, no light, no sound, no life, no death, nothing. There's five billion people on this planet, all out of tune. I've got to raise their consciousness, tell them about the wonderful potential to bypass death."
As a side-earner, the writer and artist Leonora Carrington painted fakes. At least, that’s what she once stated in an interview, daring her admirers to doubt her artistic authenticity.
Robert Galinsky makes characters for a living. People come to him as themselves, leave as something a little… more.
What does the life of the child say about the art of the father?
Over the last ten years Damon McMahon has released five records as Amen Dunes, but there is something elusive about the project’s singer, songwriter, and spiritual leader.
Ronald Kuhler was born in Teaneck, New Jersey in 1931, the second child of an abusive Belgian mother and an often absent German father.
Death Will Set Your Day Right
There’s a video clip you can find online which was recorded in 1967 as part of NBC’s television special, "Moving With Nancy."
I do not lament the polemics that result from a clash of two extremes
I have three beautiful children and I love to look at them, but in terms of posting their pictures on social media, I have decided to opt out.
On my desktop (my laptop, not my actual desk) are .jpgs of paintings of women reading books. I dragged them there from the Internet, not quite knowing why I was doing it. But now I realize something in me relaxes when I look at them. The women are all in repose, sitting or lying down.