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CultureZohn: 'Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict'

Patricia Zohn | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Peggy Guggenheim stands in stark contrast to the collectors of today, many of whom buy for portfolios and not passion and whose private museums and art galleries are not places of discovery but enshrinement. There were no six degrees of separation from the artists to Peggy who just as often slept beside them as hung them on her walls. 'I began to see Peggy... as the last of Henry James's transatlantic heroines, Daisy Miller with rather more balls.' wrote Gore Vidal.

CultureZohn: Helen and Company

Patricia Zohn | Posted 10.21.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

For many years, women artists and writers did their best to keep up with the guys. When the feminist movement came along, they resented being lumped into a category that defined them as "women artists." Helen Frankenthaler, a painter who is having a seriously revitalized pop culture moment, was among those who also resisted this label.

First Nighter: Check Out 'Hellman v. McCarthy,' 'Red Velvet,' 'Heathers'

David Finkle | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

On January 20, 1980 Mary McCarthy, never known to mince words in print or in person, was asked on Dick Cavett's PBS talk show whom she considered overrated writers. After a moment's thought, Lillian Hellman came to her mind.

The John Paul Jones Group

Francis Levy | Posted 06.03.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

There are of course famous companies that are called groups. You have The Carlyle Group, a hugely successful asset management firm. The Group was als...

National Book Award Finalists Coming As eBooks

AP | Posted 10.06.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Mary McCarthy's "The Group," a racy best-seller and National Book Award finalist from the `60s, is coming out as an e-book. The 1963...

The Audacity of Thought: Film Director Margarethe von Trotta Examines the Life of a Passionate Intellectual in Hannah Arendt

Penelope Andrew | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Thinking and smoking. Smoking and thinking. Thinking, smoking, and pacing the floor of her apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. This is how we see the gifted academic and profound socio-political philosopher, Hannah Arendt, prepare to write.

Birthday Wishes for Betty Daniels: Still Vassar's Cheerleader After 65 Years!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Lonna Saunders

Happy Birthday, Betty Daniels! Elizabeth Daniels celebrated her 92nd birthday on May 8th, coincidentally "National Teachers Day," and has worked for Vassar College for 65 years, nearly half the existence of that 150-year-old institution.

Like 'Girls'? You'll Love These Books

The Hairpin | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women

Let's just say there are a lot of articles about Girls. And, if you're like me, it's been making you think a lot about women, and friends, and the cit...

PHOTOS: Hiroshima: The Original Ground Zero

Adam Harrison Levy | Posted 10.05.2011 | Arts
Adam Harrison Levy

What can a suitcase, found in a pile of garbage, tell us about Hiroshima and its legacy? The suitcase was found eleven years ago by a man who was out...

Culture Zohn: Louise Bourgeois, Spiderwoman

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-06-16-outsidespider.jpg The French-born but American-in-spirit artist died on May 31 at 98. Her spiders show simultaneous arachno-grace and arachno-fierceness. Her work and person both expressed this artful duality.

Influences: Angelic and Demonic

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barbara Probst Solomon

Salinger gave my generation a permission to write about our lives, our very ordinary adolescent times. He gave us our voice, our right to be serious in our own postwar, perhaps over-privileged, tones.

Mad Men: "The Color Blue" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Last night's "The Color Blue" was a cracking good episode that, after last week's rushed and rather arbitrary plot developments, returned Mad Men to its strongest ground.

Mary McCarthy in Vietnam, Barack Obama in Afghanistan

William J. Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William J. Astore

Cross-posted from In 1967, outraged by the course of the Vietnam War, as well as her country's role in prolonging and worsening it, M...