The Human School

The Human School

EDITOR’S APOLOGIA The Human School Winter 2017 | Remarks EVERY ARTIST schools himself in the skills of his craft: the painter sketches, the author drafts, the actor rehearses. Yet, few would define art as pure technical ability. Skill produces artifacts, but...

What is Color?

EDITOR’S APOLOGIA What is Color? Fall 2016 | Remarks WHAT IS COLOR? Is it a mere issue of optics? Is it chemistry, or is it identity? Is it an inheritance of cultural pride, or a debt of historic privilege? Is it an excuse for subordination and recrimination, or...

The Unforgiving Minute

EDITOR’S APOLOGIA The Unforgiving Minute September 2016 | Remarks If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son! –From If—, by...

The Anger of the Artist

EDITOR’S APOLOGIA The Anger of the Artist August 2016 | Remarks THERE are two angers. The first is an emotion: the raw fury of indignation. An innocent man is shot. Without having to philosophize, our outrage alerts us that some primal covenant has been...

The Consolation of Creativity

EDITOR’S APOLOGIA The Consolation of Creativity LIKE AN OLD HOSPITAL FILE DRAWER, the past month has been lined with images of pain. As it slides coldly shut, I cannot but consider the value of art in light of anguish. What relevance do poems and pictures have...