Crepuscule in Blood and Guts
the most curious incident in the life of James McNeill Whistler
This one has it all: sibling rivalry, country club politics, adultery, duels, the Civil War, Spanish colonial policy, and three giant piles of bird poop.
Categories: Arts & Culture, Daring & Epic Journeys, Series 13
More Lovely and More Temperate
poor estate planning, a daring art theft, and a brief history of Anglo-Irish relations
In which two Irish art students commit a daring daylight museum heist with virtually no planning, and somehow get away consequence-free.
Categories: Arts & Culture, Series 7
a tale of public art, politics, and racism
Why, exactly, was there a statue of a Viking explorer in Philadelphia? And why isn't it there now?
Categories: Arts & Culture, Daring & Epic Journeys, Series 5
when abstract art when on trial
Is Constantin Brâncuși's "Bird in Space" a masterpiece, or just a hunk of polished bronze? Why not let the courts decide?
Categories: Arts & Culture, Series 1