In his new book, Tyler Green argues that landscape was Emerson’s method of glorifying territories shaped and bordered by White men.
Phish connects with a visionary tradition in America reaching back to the expansive Walt Whitman and the soulful Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Between the bellows and the bed unfolds the universe of Cousin Jules. It is a small world, but polyvalent. He is Jules Guitteaux, a blacksmith in rural Burgundy, husband then widower, and — crucially — cousin of the late filmmaker Dominique Benicheti, whose 1973 documentary film Cousin Jules pays celluloid homage to his existence.
Watching Karinne Keithley Syers dance is like watching someone tell a ghost story with her hands and eyes. One hand obscures her vision while the other guides her body through unknown territory. Where she is, or how she arrived there, feels less pertinent than her strong sense of self-awareness and sincere commitment to not knowing.