In December 1964, over a single evening session in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, John Coltrane and his quartet recorded the entirety of A Love Supreme. This jazz album is considered Coltrane’s masterpiece – the culmination of his spiritual awakening – and sold a million copies. What it represents is all too human: a climb out of addiction, a devotional quest, a paean to God. Five decades later and 50 miles downstate, over 12 hours this April and fueled by Monster energy drinks in a spare bedroom...
“Korean Art From 1953,” a lavish new book, is the most significant English-language overview yet of modern and contemporary art on the peninsula.
Michelle Pfeiffer proved she's a painter in the making with a self portrait from a 'recent art class' that captured her looks in remarkable detail.
"Gives me an opportunity to create something that's bigger me, something that has a voice way louder than I could ever scream," said Denver artist Ki'erre Dawkins.
For many American chess fans, the history of the chess swindle begins and ends with Frank Marshall. The longtime U.S. champ was famous for his uncanny ability to salvage lost games, bamboozling an overconfident opponent with tactical or psychological tricks. Marshall gets a shout-out in David Smerdon's wonderful new book,
The killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter campaign have had a dramatic impact on political and economic activity in the U.S. and elsewhere and led to considerations of the social, economic, and psychological legacies of slavery and racis