History, retrospection and narrative

How does art stand in relation to the tradition and history which preceded it? How is the meaning of history made, un-made, or re-made? It is not that “history is written by the victors.” No, the proper cliché to mention here is the moment in the classic...

On fonts, mind control, contexts

Fonts control our minds. Everyone knows that. I feel like Roland Barthes’ Mythologies really needs a chapter on The New Yorker‘s font and its connotations/myth.   Did I read The New Yorker? This question had a dangerous urgency. It wasn’t any...