The 45th Man Booker Prize for Fiction was awarded Tuesday to Eleanor Catton for “The Luminaries.” Set in 1860s New Zealand during the Gold Rush, Catton’s second novel is a murder mystery that constructs its own astrological calendar to determine … Continue reading
Dmitri Baltermants, 1912-1990 Attack — Eastern Front WWII, 1941 Gelatin silver print, printed 1960 The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Gift of Michael Poulos in honor of Mary Kay Poulos, 1997, © Russian Photo Association, Razumberg Emil Anasovich. WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: … Continue reading
Matthea Harvey is the author of “Modern Life,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and is a contributing editor to jubilat, Meatpaper and BOMB.
For her project “Trapped,” photographer Jenn Ackerman spent months in the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit (CPTU) of the Kentucky State Reformatory to learn about the experiences of the mentally ill confined in the prison system.
Arlo Guthrie, son of folk legend Woody Guthrie, played his first gig at 13, performs all over the world and runs his own record label. But while the younger Guthrie found his own sound and subject matter, he has never forgotten his roots or forsaken his father’s legacy as a great source for lessons in music and life.
Samantha Crain is not a singer-songwriter who limits herself to a single genre or even, as she put it, a single place. “I love touring and I travel even whenever I’m not on tour. It’s a bad habit,” she told Art Beat before a recent concert at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C.