Divergent Politics and the Symbolism of Peace in a Nuclear World: Eastern Cranes and Western Doves
In the aftermath of WWII, two divergent symbols of peace appeared. The Eastern world adopted the crane while the West chose Picasso's dove.
The Ballet 'Parade,' Slumming, and the Marking of the American Century
This post celebrates the 103rd anniversary of the modernist ballet Parade by looking at the fusion between high modernism and popular cul...
'A Witness to History': The Butler as a Civil Rights Movement Survey
Long-serving White House Butler W.R. Jerman died yesterday from COVID-19. This post recalls his service and discusses the usefulness of...