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Closing a College, Perpetuating a Mission

In February 2014, an art school’s decision made for some sensational headlines, such as The Washington Post‘s “The end of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.” This is a worrisome development for many art historians and celebrants of American art and … Continue reading

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Environmental history and storytelling

Earlier this week, Orion published a conversation between environmental historian Bill Cronon and food writer Michael Pollan (both reductionist epithets, as they’ve produced much more), called “Out of the Wild.”  It’s worth quoting in full the questions Orion identifies as important … Continue reading

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