Monthly Archives: August 2012

John Brown: Artists’ Interpretations

John Steuart Curry, Tragic Prelude, 1938-40 Horace Pippin, The Trial of John Brown, 1942 Don Gray, Smiling John Brown Horace Pippin, John Brown Going to His Hanging Jacob Lawrence, 1 of 22 silkscreen prints from The Legend of John Brown … Continue reading

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Some American History: John Brown

Bart Johnson, John Brown, Oil on canvas, 2011 For months now, I’ve been occupied with reading about 19th century American history… John Brown, just as McVeigh, Loughner ¬†and the latest “lone gunman” Wade Michael Page, was branded a domestic terrorist… … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Aurora, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell

Wrightwood, California. 21 October, 1949 Dear Mr. Orwell, It was very kind of you to tell your publishers to send me a copy of your book. It arrived as I was in the midst of a piece of work that … Continue reading

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