Posts Tagged: Maira Kalman
In New York this week, James Frey and Maira Kalman at the CLMP Spelling Bee, members of The National collaborate with visual artist Matthew Ritchie in The Long Count at BAM, Sherman Alexie and Chuck Klosterman read, Guernica Magazine turns 5, Performa 09 begins, Literary Death Match returns to New York, and Lawrence Weschler presents Halloween Wonder Cabinet....more
Guernica talks to Fatima Bhutto, 27-year-old poet and Pakistan’s heir apparent, about the death of her father in one of Pakistan’s famous “encounters,” the two sides of Benazir and why Obama legitimizes the Taliban.
In “Dancing About Architecture,” Arthur Philips’s essay in the July issue of The Believer, Philips offers a worthy apology for writing on music, and why the physical impact of the phrase “chill horn,” in William Gaddis’s The Recognitions, has value....more
The search for the origins of handling human error is the subject of Maira Kalman’s latest post, May It Please the Court. In this installment of her monthly New York Times column And the Pursuit of Happiness, Kalman continues to document her stay in Washington, D.C., this time paying a visit to the Supreme Court and the National Gallery during cherry blossom season....more
In Maira Kalman’s latest post, So Moved, a paean to democracy for her illustrated New York Times blog, “And the Pursuit of Happiness,” she gets if not at the heart of American democracy, at least at its sweet tooth. Through her characteristic Mannerist portraits, such as that of Alexis de Toqueville, to her folksy whimsical illustrations of a town hall meeting in Vermont, Maira explores her experiences with democracy....more