Columbia University recently released a wonderful report on the state of journalism called Post-industrial Journalism, written by C.W. Anderson, Emily Bell and Clay Shirky. The writers examine the state of the profession today and they highlight opportunities for both individual journalists and journalism institutions. I […]

I greatly enjoyed Ross King’s recent books of art history, including The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism, Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture, and Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling. So I am looking forward to reading his […]

From More Intelligent Life: “[Geoff] Sawers’s Literary Map of the United States of America includes more than 200 novelists, poets and cartoonists, and the selection process, as in all literary contests, had an element of the arbitrary. First, Sawers and his co-artist, Bridget Hannigan, drew […]