To have pride in ancestry, Francisco Goya’s Asta su abuelo tells us, is asinine arrogance. The descendant of a noble line of asses is still an ass.
An iron curtain makes a powerful canvas. Images from Sven Johne & Falk Haberkorn’s Aus Sicht des Archivs, documenting life in the former East Germany in the 1990s.
From the office of the future to the office of the past. What endures?
On Natalia Ginzburg’s Valentino, newly translated: a Q&A with Alexander Chee.