After the Vernissage

Greg Jackson

The principal experience of the art I encountered, I found, was not the art itself, but the uncertainty and complexity of my own subjective response.

On the Trail—to Freedom?

Charlie Riggs

Cities are palimpsests, their contemporary surfaces concealing, though not entirely effacing, their more remote past.

Preserving the Wilderness Idea

Brian Treanor

Calling the idea of wilderness into question makes as much sense as asking whether the United States is a democracy.

Encountering the High Arctic

James Conaway

Nature reveals itself when you are helpless.

In a Hotel

Cameron Carr

There is a familiar feeling here: existential dread, impending doom, a light dose of despair.

Art and the Smartphone

Stephen K. White

Could we ban cell phone photography in museums and at performances?