The Last Nude by Ellis Avery Penguin, 2012 320 pages (hardcover) Available Amazon Powell’s IndieBound Paris in the Jazz Age. A backdrop to art, literature, fashion, music, sparkling cocktails, catty society, public sexuality, political intrigue, and parties so lavish that the famous guests compete to be the entertainment. Rafaela Fano, American and seventeen, arrives
Steve Martin’s An Object of Beauty might be the nicest literary surprise I’ve received so far this year. It turns out that Martin is a genuine intellectual who’s just been masquerading as an zany entertainer all these years.
Menachem Wecker’s blog (Iconia) at the Houston Chronicle has an interesting article on art in relation to Numbers 5 (the “wayward wife” passage). At the risk of being crude, the narrative in Numbers 5 of the Sotah, the so-called “wayward wife,” ought to be a goldmine for biblical painters….Why have Jewish artists entirely neglected