Teresa Blankmeyer Burke reviews Sound of Metal, an Amazon original movie directed by Darius Marder.
What Satire Can Do for Us
Now that Trump is no longer President, Dieter Declercq reflects on the value of political parody.
Julia Minarik muses on post-mortem ink.
Cosby, Comedy and Aesthetic Betrayal
Mary Beth Willard asks, is a moral obligation to abstain from the art of morally monstrous artists?
John Dyck asks, does it make sense to say something is good just because it’s bad?
Issue 86 Thoughts: introduction
A Dog and his Art
Joan Forry on fire hydrants and the aesthetics of the everyday.
Ruminations on Ruinations
Elizabeth Scarbrough seeks out the aesthetics of ruins.
Can Pottery Have an Aesthetic?
Aderemi Artis argues that cups, bowls and mugs might stand above pretty, but useless art.
Sprezzatura, Good Taste, and Socrates’ Dirty Toga
Andrea Baldini considers the philosophical significance of elegance.
All the World’s a Stage
Aili Bresnahan explores a wide-ranging book about performance.
Debunking the Imagination
Derek Matravers asks, what do we do when we engage with art?