In the late 1700s, trend-setters helped normalize the distrusted process of inoculation. Today, a similar movement could encourage parents to vaccinate their kids.
Joan Didion is a style icon and literary legend. In her work, fashion and loss are inextricable.
A monograph gives Wilhelm Deffke, a little-known 20th-century German artist with a distinctive minimalist style, the showcase he deserves.
A new collection of abstract ink prints depicts shameful incidents of European anti-Semitism that laid the groundwork for the Holocaust.
An upcoming Oculus Rift experience tracks a character's recovery following a sexual assault—aiming to enable empathy, even therapy, for survivors and outsiders alike.
From a Boeing airplane to highway signage, Works That Work examines the man-made world from a practical perspective.
The stunning new biopic of the Romantic landscape painter J.M.W. Turner improvises on art history to (successfully) create art itself.
History shows there's glory and money to be had from ripping off the works of great artists.
A conservation scientist explains how transparencies, computer algorithms, and ambient illumination can bring a faded painting back to life.
How do illustrations for new editions of Farenheit 451 or Breakfast at Tiffany's stay fresh? Artists for The Folio Society remain true to the text.
Why don't they just call it "summer"? This time of year, designers and retailers rewrite the calendar to embrace the global fashion market.
The food industry's success in bringing elite tastes to the mainstream should be an example for the Art Basel crowd.
Two museums commemorate World War I with exhibits showcasing both the patriotic and dissenting imagery that brought the battlefield to the home front.
A new book celebrates the morbid motif's 20th-century resurgence on the covers of comic books, pulp fiction, and other paperbacks.
The Garden of Earthly Delights is now on leggings, in children's books, and getting name-checked by cool bands. Why?
As social life gets ever more digital, new coffee shops and bars encourage face-to-face interaction via the likes of Settlers of Catan and Connect Four.
A new history of Zap Comix celebrates how the lascivious, tongue-in-cheek cartoons revolted against conservative Cold War-era mores.
With sympathetic noblemen and bloodthirsty common folk, the French Revolution-set Unity is re-igniting an historic debate over the period's heroes and villains.
Two lush, retro box sets celebrate Paramount Records, a company that never understood its own artistic significance.
The classic illustrator of how-to-draw guides and picture books, Ed Emberley's works are preserved for the first time in a colorful new monograph.