What happens when artists get political. Kurt Andersen talks to conservative painter Jon McNaughton about protest art in the age of Trump. The dramatic use of masks in the paintings of Detroit’s Tylonn Sawyer. Our American Icons series looks at the song “Dixie,” the Confederate symbol that’s impossible to remove. And Roya Hakakian and Reza Aslan on Iranian politics and poetry.
Framing the debate
- What does a conservative protest painter do with Trump? August 23, 2018
- The past is present for Tylonn Sawyer August 23, 2018
- American Icons: ‘Dixie’ August 23, 2018
- The poetic heart of Iranian culture August 23, 2018