U.S. Department of Agriculture bans words related to climate change.
Las Meninas, by Diego Velázquez, 1656. Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain.
Arts & Letters
Volume III, Number 2 | fall 2010
The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.- André Breton, 1937
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#10 Simon Winchester
Lewis Lapham talks with Simon Winchester, author of Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers. More