The first U.S. retrospective of the work of late-twentieth century experimental artist Brion Gysin is currently on view at the New Museum in New York City. The exhibition is comprised of over 300 paintings, drawings, films, photo-collages, slide projections, and audio recordings, as well as the Dreamachine, a device that flickers at a rate of eight to thirteen pulses per second. Continue reading
On a personal quest to bring his father’s work to a broader audience, Carl Kohler’s son Henry (together with his sister Frida) he approached galleries in hopes that someone would embrace the work, but didn’t have any luck.
It’s December 2001 and a young midwestern college student named Tassie Keltjin is about to get a more worldly education when she accepts a part-time job as a nanny to the adopted child of a sophisticated Middle-aged couple. What happens over the next year is told in the new novel, “A Gate at the Stairs.”
John Updike, one of the most prolific and popular American authors of his generation who chronicled the drama of everyday suburban life, died Tuesday, his publisher said. Writer Nicholas Delbanco, a former student of Updike’s, remembers his friend and mentor. Continue reading
Only a few poets have participated in the swearing-in ceremony for our nation’s highest office, and on Jan. 20, Elizabeth Alexander will become just the fourth to hold that honor when she will recite an original poem at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration. Continue reading
Legendary Chicagoan and Pulitzer Prize winner Studs Terkel, renowned as a historian, author and radio broadcaster who excelled at capturing the stories of everyday Americans, died Friday at age 96. The NewsHour remembers Terkel with a clip from a past interview with Ray Suarez. Continue reading