Jillian J. Goodman

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The Burning Plain

Philosophers call it the “substratum,” and chefs call it “umami,” but the universal word for it is “subtlety.” It’s that

The Informers

The things that writer Bret Easton Ellis is comfortable with are not the things that most people are comfortable with:

Style Forces Substance Underground

John Wray, author of the new and notable “Lowboy,” has not had an easy way as a novelist. He wrote

ROVING REPORTER: VES 25: Non-Observational Painting

Non-observational painting or paint therapy? VES Lecturer Drew Beattie asked his students to dig deep and throw everything they found

For Ladysmith, Love Is as Easy as ABC

For those of us just exiting our teen years and entering our twenties, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is an inextricable part

Anatomy of America

Reading the obituaries of painter Andrew Wyeth after his death last Friday, I had a crisis of confidence. The art

What’s Happening?

Last Wednesday, Harvard University Art Museums (HUAM) and the Humanities Center inaugurated their joint lecture series, “The Church of What’s

A Slice of Justice

Change has come to America. In just a few short weeks, we will cast out the administration that has brought