Valentine’s Day Covers: The New Yorker

A selection of Valentine-themed covers by Charles Addams, Helen E. Hokinson, Art Spieglman, and other New Yorker artists. More…

Wethli Wins 2009 New England Award for Painting

Mark Wethli, Bowdoin’s A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Art, has been awarded the 2009 New England Art Award for Painting by the New England Journal of Aesthetic Research. The awards honor the best art made in New England and top exhibitions organized in the region. The winners, picked by critics and more than 1,880 voters from across the region, were announced Feb. 8, 2010. More…

From Hot Sauce to Xbox, Dante Still Rocks

They got Dante’s name right. And they got Dante’s infernal architecture right. But makers of the new action-adventure video game Dante’s Inferno got one thing wrong, says Bowdoin Professor Arielle Saiber: It’s the babe who saves the boy. More…

Newsweek: The Curse of the Great American Novel

Is the idea of the Great American Novel the worst thing that ever happened to great American novelists? Some days it does seem that way. More…