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Black on Black: Rothko’s Re-Imagining of Color by Sarah Amos

Artists and physicists may argue whether or not black is a color, a shade or even the absolute absence of color itself. But the iconic artist Mark Rothko doesn’t see black as any of these single, narrow definitions.

[2011 Competition Winner] Arcade Fire, The Suburbs: Review by Caroline Klibanoff

The literary accompaniment to The Suburbs is found almost too perfectly in William Faulkner’s 1950 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, in which he declared the...

Turner to Cezanne by Annalisa Quinn

"Turner to Cezanne" is a finalist in the 2011 DC Student Arts Journalism Challenge. On loan from the National Museum of Wales, “Turner to Cezanne:...

Turn on, Tune in, and Drop by the National Gallery by Clare Donnelly

We all know what it feels like to be the black sheep – and we can all recall a time when that’s all we...

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Three Poems by Claudia Gary

Shadow Selfie Projected onto shalebut rooted in this planet,we long to countervailthe weight of sandstone, granite,and metamorphic rocks.We welcome paradox. Our presence is a maskagainst the...

Collections by Gail Atwater

Collections My childhood collectionsstamps from every countryplaced neatly in a booktiny porcelain cats in a boxand stories about their livesthat made sense Fifty years later, I...

Wish to be Wind by Garrett Souliere

Wish to Be Wind Two men come,With man-built instruments;They laid on the groundTarps, big, blue, stretchedCanvases collect whatwas left of this year's trees. Brown blankets breakWet...
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