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Daily Archives: January 29th, 2010

The Lovely Bones of Helga

  In the ongoing discussion on idealized feminine beauty, one reader recommends the famous Helga paintings by Andrew Wyeth. Above is his painting Cape Coat. Wyeth said: I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape – the loneliness of it – the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it – […]

Post-literate and Post-thought

      It is often said that while today’s college students lack the reading habits of past generations, they make up for this relative unfamiliarity with the written word with a greater visual and auditory literacy that allows them to navigate the modern world of images and the spoken word. Thomas F. Bertonneau, a professor of literature and film studies, argues here that this is […]