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'The Most Beautiful Drawing Ever': Pegasus (1987) by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Pegasus" (1987) has always intimidated me. It was usually one of the last works I showed students when I taught Basquiat, and I never said much about it. Its massive size, allover writing and symbols overwhelmed me.

The Day the Symphony Broke the News That Kennedy Is Dead

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Phillip Martin

In Boston on November 22, 1963, hundreds of people learned about the tragedy -- not directly from media -- but from the conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Every Version Of Beethoven's 'Eroica' Opening

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

Known to Hitchcock buffs as Norman Bates' favorite symphony, Beethoven's "Eroica" bears more than a dirty-sounding name (although "eroica" is actually...