David Salle: Bogus Art, or a Bogus View of Art?

Article by Dr. Melody Davis Published on thealt.com March 29, 2017 David Salle’s March 23 talk at University at Albany, hosted by Joe Donahue and recorded by WAMC radio, was a promotional vehicle for Salle’s How to See: Looking, Talking and Thinking About Art, a new book of art criticism published by W. W. Norton. Beginning…

Women’s Views, The Narrative Stereograph in Nineteenth-Century America, by Melody Davis

Lavishly illustrated study of historical narrative stereography and the story it tells about women and gender roles In this remarkable book, Melody Davis analyzes the underexamined genre of narrative stereoviews and their audiences. Because stereoviews were created for and marketed primarily to middle-class women in domestic settings, Davis argues that they represent one of the…

Something Surprising About People Who Read Fiction

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Still Read Fiction By Gabe Burgado They tend to be more empathetic toward others. The study: A 2013 Emory University study looked at the brains of fiction readers. Researchers compared the brains of people after they read to the brains of people who didn’t read. The brains of the readers —…