History & Art

hemingwayChasing Hemingway’s Ghost in Havana,” The Millions. (In which I trace Hemingway’s 30 year love affair with Havana and try to get to the bottom of what his lingering influence says about both the writer and the city.)

1GIGWESD_400x400It’s Long Past Time to Update the Thanksgiving Myth,” Talking Points Memo. (New perspectives on the early origins of America)

Screen-shot-2014-11-22-at-9.50.51-AM-300x164A Taste of History,” Nantucket Magazine. (The history of early contacts between Englishmen and Wampanoags on Nantucket and a speculative menu for the island’s first Thanksgiving)

carltonmoosilaukeOn the Trail of Legends.” Couloir. (A modern expedition up New Hampshire’s Mount Moosilauke, with reflections on the history of skiing in New England and the winter adventures of the Dartmouth Outing Club.)

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The Spirit of Wilderness in a Fallen World: Eric Aho’s “River Line”(A celebration of an acclaimed artist’s 2019 exhibit at the Tayloe Piggot Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming.) “If you’ve spent time in a northern wilderness—or even if you haven’t—you’re likely to feel a certain jolt of recognition . . . These paintings are in conversation with Homer’s not as representations of the wilderness, but as expressions of its pregnant silences, its ineffable sublimity. The correspondence isn’t so much direct or literal—with nature, with fly fishing, with the north—as it is expressionistic. The works of both artists are visual embodiments of the same feeling; the same electrified connectedness. It is a correspondence of spirit.”

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