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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 Serena Agusto-Cox

Marvelous Creeper It seeps,it creeps.Emerging, crawling,a marring of sky.Amber deepens to pumpkin,the distortion less unsettling.Soon, a blood orange supplants everything.We sit here, marveling. Not waiting,not...

Three Poems by Fran Abrams

Trees Know Bare branches of winter treessway in wind, like animalsbobbing their heads,listening to music of breezes,telling stories to their neighbors. Trees know who tilled the...

Two Poems by R.E.I.L.

Piece for PEACE For my grandmother (Feb 2, 1956 - February 13, 2020) I’m trying to find the right words to make sense or peace with...
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