When Katherine Kuh asked Edwin Dickinson about his painting, “Self-Portrait in Uniform” (1942), where the artist depicts himself in a mirror dressed as a Union soldier, he answered, “I’ve had a number of hobbies; one was the Civil War. For about nine years I was particularly interested in that subject and the portrait comes from that time.”
Any year that begins with the caucusing of Republicans in Iowa and the sacking of Jim Hoberman at the Voice can come to no good. Yet here we are embarking on a new venture, Hyperallergic Weekend, to see what we can make of it.
This weekend, we’re proud to debut our new section, Hyperallergic Weekend.
Spearheaded by John Yau and Thomas Micchelli, both former editors of the Brooklyn Rail, Claudia La Rocco, regular contributor to the New York Times, and Albert Mobilio of Bookforum, this exciting new forum for deepening the conversation on Hyperallergic will also feature guest contributors every week.
Hyperallergic Weekend continues our aspirations to develop a publication that will engage with ideas and news on a daily basis. We’re very happy that Hyperallergic has been able to grow over the past two years to become an important venue for cultural discussion. We enjoy a passionate global readership and continue to attract leading voices in arts and letters but we also know that the best is yet to come.
Newsletter subscribers will receive an email every Sunday that highlights Hyperallergic Weekend posts, which will include “Required Reading.” This new addition is sure to enrich your weekend reading. Our regular weekly emails will be sent out Thursday mornings. To subscribe to our newsletter, please click here.
Onward and upward!