‘Waterloo Bridge in Fog’ by Claude Monet (1899-1901)

Shroud of London

A city under siege from man and nature.

Oct 26, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 07 • By AMY HENDERSON



Henrietta Bingham and sculptor  Stephen Tomlin (1928)

Out of Louisville

An American flapper’s transatlantic saga.

Sep 28, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 03

‘Algonquin 1998’ by Natalie Ascencios

Manhattan Fare

A pilgrim’s guide to the Algonquin Round Table.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41

Coco Chanel in Paris (1937)

Chanel No. 1

How beauty can be lucrative, if not always pretty

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

‘Jone’s Diner’ (1979)

The Real Thing

Richard Estes and his photographic vision

Jan 5, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Clare Boothe Luce (1955)

Brains, Beauty, Brass

The second act in the drama of Clare Boothe Luce

Oct 13, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 05

Gardening as necessity, not avocation

Till Your Own

Gardening as necessity, not avocation

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

The Peacock Room

Whistler’s Mother’s Son

A portrait of the artist as a self-invented man.

Mar 31, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 28

J. Carter Brown, 1985

Blockbuster Brown

The man who made museums what they are today.

Nov 25, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 11

‘Helen of Troy’ (1863)  by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Beauty Part

Searching for Helen in a thicket of prose.

Jul 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 42


A Vessel's Voyage

The journey of a cameo, from Cleopatra's Egypt to modern Italy.

Jan 28, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 19

The Astaires, ca. 1925

Dancing Siblings

Before Fred and Ginger, there was Fred and Adele.

Oct 29, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 07

Mount Vesuvius

Fools for Lava

The timeless beauty, and obvious danger of Mount Vesuvius.

Jun 11, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 37

Image of the Lady in Gold

Gold Standard

The journey of a masterpiece through the twentieth century.

Apr 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 30

Photo of Rosamond Bernier in 1998

Miró on the Wall

The art of performance in 20th-century art.

Dec 5, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 12

Photo of the entrance to the British Museum

Show Business

The case for the museum as ‘a world in miniature.’

Oct 24, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 06

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