Monthly Archives: January 2016

What’s in a presidential name?

We all go through life constructing ourselves and how we wish to be known to others. Even presidential candidates. Quick: which 3 current presidential don’t use the first names that they were born with? And who is Cara Sneed? Keep … Continue reading

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“Trump-l’oeil” and the US political scene

The American still life exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (through Jan. 10) gives a fine view of how not only the art of painting but also the search for national self-definition has evolved. Two centuries ago, when several … Continue reading

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