In her supremely good graphic memoir, Bechdel considers her life-in-workouts, offering some surprising nuggets of wisdom on our endless quests for self-transformation.
Using a mix of art, military, and intellectual history, Cynthia Saltzman argues that controlling art is a powerful way to control hearts and minds.
A fiercely odd, even unfashionably allegorical book, Second Place would be disappointing if it weren’t so bafflingly good.
In Fierce Poise, the paternalistic attitude toward Frankenthaler undermines both the author’s gifts and the artist’s.
Maggie Doherty’s The Equivalents follows the Radcliffe College Institute for Independent Study’s role in mid-century feminism, and explores the ways in which it fell short.
As exterior life shuts temporarily down, Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency is a useful reminder that connection can be intellectual as well as physical.