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Spencer Wolff | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Spencer Wolff

For too long the contemporary art world has been the exclusive redoubt of insiders, tastemakers, and a privileged elite. Gertrude has exploded this paradigm, and fashioned a conversational forum that democratizes and demystifies contemporary art.

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

When It's Time to Dump Your Toxic Boss

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

The thing about septic workplaces is that, like a particularly bad cult, they take over your mind, they destroy your confidence, and thus they have the power to inflict life-long damage on your career, and by extension, your personal life.

To Be in Therapy, or Not to Be? That is the Question

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Angella Nazarian

We all have our own journey to make with our own set of challenges. But one thing is for sure: personal transformation takes time, accountability and encouragement. It can happen organically through personal relationships or through enlisting an outside coach or joining a group.

Of Genius, Cable Cars and Duck Shoes

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Style
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Birthdays do what birthdays must, giving rise to repetitive thoughts. Gertrude Stein's birthday has just come around again on February 3rd. Born i...

Artist To Perform Six Hour Gertrude Stein Song

wsj.com | Posted 12.18.2013 | Arts

The composer Petr Kotik has been reading Gertrude Stein for more than 40 years, and her work remains a riddle. "I don't think it's clear to this da...

The Care and Feeding of Your Network

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

You may not believe in networking, kid, but like gravity, it believes in you, so instead of shaming yourself, why don't you get good at it and start, you know, achieving your professional goals?

Writers and the Art of Pastry at Gérard Mulot, Paris

Sarah Dajani | Posted 10.12.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

Gérard Mulot is a pâtisserie as much as he is a man and the encounter therefore has the potential to be of equal significance.

Marie Laurencin's Dream World

David Galenson | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Marie Laurencin's life spanned two world wars and a great economic depression, but these left no trace in her art. For most of her life, her art portrayed an unchanging dream world. The popularity her art enjoyed during her lifetime has now receded.

City on a Hill: An Expat Reflects on the Boston Marathon Bombings

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Nicholas

Boston sends its graduates off steeped in a history of tenacious optimism particularly helpful in countering potentially dispiriting facts.

Sleeping with Tilda and Quentin

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

Reading about Swinton's collaboration with MoMA, I couldn't help but reminisce about a certain afternoon back in 1996 that I spent in the company of Quentin Crisp where sleep would also prove to be transformative -- for me.

LOOK: Famous Women Who Loved Women

Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women

Famous lesbian couples like Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, or Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni, are a now common sight in the news and on th...

James Fallows "Slithers" Into My Recent Reference to Gertrude Stein

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2012 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

James Fallows wrote of Romney, "there is so little there, there." Isn't it funny that a few days earlier, in a column comparing Romney to Hemingway's Jake Barnes, I wrote of the Republican nominee that "there is no there there"?

Easy Reader: Hemingway's Unforgettable 'Farewell to Arms' With Original Ending and Alternates

David Finkle | Posted 10.29.2012 | Books
David Finkle

The novel is a young man's recollection, and as such it's exceptional. In other words, it's good, and here it is in an edition that delves even deeper into that young man's sustaining romantic obsession.

Irving Penn Once Said, "If They Don't Copy You, You're No Good!"

Vicky Tiel | Posted 08.15.2012 | Arts
Vicky Tiel

The Met was our first destination as the Gertrude Stein family collection was the highlight of the year, or perhaps of the decade.

Gertrude Stein's Oakland

Matt Werner | Posted 07.31.2012 | San Francisco
Matt Werner

Like Gertrude Stein returning to Oakland to find it completely changed, would an artist interviewed in this book experience a similar feeling returning to Oakland 40 years from now?

Suppressing Ugly Truth for Beautiful Art

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 07.01.2012 | Arts
Alan Dershowitz

The Metropolitan Museum in New York, in its current exhibit on the collection of Gertrude Stein and her family, has made a decision to suppress the ugly truth about her collaboration with Nazism during the German occupation of France.

Review: Mark Morris Dance Group at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Let's begin by acknowledging that Mark Morris is a genius. His best dances -- Gloria, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato -- tug at us powerfully. ...

Cindy Sherman Retrospective To Hella Bitter Party: What To Do In New York This Weekend

Posted 03.02.2012 | New York

The Steins Collection Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue; (212) 535-7710 When: Till June 3 Price: $25 suggested donation The Metro...

Barney Rosset, Richard Seaver, and William Burroughs in Midcentury Paris

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books
Regina Weinreich

Barney Rosset died last week at age 89, and for those who valued his contribution to upholding First Amendment rights in this country, his championing the works of artists, the event truly marks the end of an era.

The Steins' Avant-Garde Collection Shows At The Met

Posted 02.29.2012 | Arts

Anyone who has seen "Midnight In Paris" knows that the Stein house was the place to be if you were an aspiring artist, writer, musician or socialite. ...

Triple Canopy Hosts An Epic Reading of Gertrude Stein

T.J. Carlin | Posted 04.04.2012 | Arts
T.J. Carlin

Recently Triple Canopy, Light Industry and the Public School re-opened their doors in North Brooklyn at 155 Freeman, ending a hiatus in the programs o...

Easy Reader: Ernest Hemingway Writes Good Letters Home and Elsewhere, 1907-22

David Finkle | Posted 03.06.2012 | Books
David Finkle

A large segment of the letters -- the first written when he was not quite 8 -- are juvenilia and could be the sentiments of any young whippersnapper. Yet there are occasional hints at what would become the acclaimed Hemingway mode of between-hard-covers expression.

They're Big, They're Heavy and, Boy, They're Gorgeous!

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.12.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Ladies and gentlemen, let me make holiday shopping easier for you and suggest that, instead of the torture of shopping in the crowded malls, you might want to escape into an old-fashioned heaven of a book store.

The Shame of the Galleries: Stained Stein, Purloined Picasso

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts
Michael Berkowitz

Three major shows at San Francisco-area art museums made the pioneers of modern art hard to avoid, but instead of a learning experience, the shows were a lost opportunity to look at the origins and meaning of art.