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Contemporary art comes to Cleveland.
July 19, 2018

Making it in Cleveland

A citywide art survey in Ohio, a biblical reading of Beyoncé and the mastery — and misery — of a quality control technician.

The artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb and her anthology of autobiographical comics, “Love That Bunch.”
July 12, 2018

Drawn from experience

What inspired comic artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Wilson Pickett and “Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker.

July 05, 2018

American Icons: Monticello

This is the home of America’s aspirations and its deepest contradictions.

Getting dirty with “Fifty Shades of Grey,” John Waters and diapers
June 28, 2018


When art is dirty ... and dirt is arty.

Flavor Flav (left) and Chuck D (right), of Public Enemy, perform during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2014.
June 21, 2018

Rebels without a pause

A revolutionary Public Enemy album turns 30, the history of protest art and the “Nancy” comics reboot.

Welcome to the Sunshine State.
June 14, 2018

Shadows in the Sunshine State

The strange, creative influence of Florida.

A book on fire.
June 07, 2018

‘Fahrenheit 451’ rekindled

The Ray Bradbury novel’s new relevance, plus the making of a Bowie mashup and “American Animals” director Bart Layton.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
May 31, 2018

American Icons: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

How do you memorialize a war that was more tragic than triumphant? Inscribed with the name of every fallen soldier, Maya Lin’s granite wall became a sacred place for veterans.

Jim Henson and his creation, Kermit the Frog, sit in front of a mural by Coulter Watt.
May 24, 2018

Muppet regime

How Jim Henson brought the Muppets to life.

Someone’s been busy.
May 16, 2018

Pet projects

How pets inspire and confound us.