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Charles Baudelaire

'ragpicker,' Steve Roden at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

James Scarborough | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Ritualistic art almost seems nostalgic nowadays but, face it, it's not a bad way to describe how auction houses now ascribe value to art.

Self-Portrait Discovery Shows Baudelaire In New Light

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts

PARIS, April 18 (Reuters) - The discovery of a lost self-portrait of Charles Baudelaire has rekindled interest in the 19th century French poet, reve...

Silence of the Poets: Writers and Antidepressants

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.28.2013 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

It's an exercise in futility to try to hypothesize what effect antidepressants would have had on long-gone writers like Poe and Baudelaire. Whether you function or not is a more pertinent question than whether or not antidepressants or substance abuse "silences the soul."

Use Vice to Find Your Literary Voice

Jeff Klima | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

So many writing tutorial books and articles focus on your actual writing, that most of the time, the other, dare I say, more important, aspects of your would-be author career get overlooked.

Happy Birthday, Odilon Redon!

Posted 04.20.2012 | Arts

We want to wish a happy birthday to one of our personal favorites: Bertrand-Jean Redon, aka Odilon Redon. The artist, who would be 172 today, created ...

Definitive 'Flowers of Evil' Web Site

Jan Herman | Posted 08.22.2011 | Media
Jan Herman

Fleursdumal.org contains every poem of each edition of Les Fleurs du mal, together with multiple English translations -- most of which are exclusive to this site and are now available in digital form for the first time ever.

Portraits Of Authors In Their Own Words

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

People say that the lines in your face are representative of the life you’ve led – as in, love your laugh lines because clearly you’ve had a goo...

Famous Literary Drunks And Drug Addicts

LIFE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Charles Baudelaire: "Always be drunk ... Get drunk militantly. Just get drunk."...