democracy

Post image for 150,000 People Will Vote to Preserve or Pulverize a Picasso

Would you rather help donate an original Picasso to a museum, or keep a 1.5-square-milimeter scrap of it for yourself?

Continue Reading →
Post image for The Magna Carta Makes a Rare and Brief Appearance in NYC

For one week only, a 1217 version of the Magna Carta is visiting New York City on a rare tour from England.

Continue Reading →

Essays

The Aesthetics of Democracy

by Ben Valentine on December 25, 2012

Post image for The Aesthetics of Democracy

BERKELEY, California — This election year both candidates used overly aestheticized imagery for their campaigns, but what is the place for quality art in our democracy?

Continue Reading →