Empathy, New Media, and an Inclusive Economy

Empathy, New Media, and an Inclusive Economy

By Diana Greenwald Amidst a wave of populism sweeping across the United States and Europe, several articles have highlighted the importance of empathy to social…

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Valuing the National Endowment for the Arts

Valuing the National Endowment for the Arts

By Diana Greenwald The first week of a new presidential administration has provided a long list of controversies being hotly debated in the media and…

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Trump, Taste and Power

Trump, Taste and Power

By Diana Greenwald Donald Trump’s home in Trump Tower is said to have been inspired by the Palace of Versailles. A mix of real Louis…

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Making America Gilded Again: Aesthetics, Economics, and Trump’s Style

Making America Gilded Again: Aesthetics, Economics, and Trump’s Style

By Diana Greenwald There have been many, many critiques leveled against President-elect Donald Trump over the course of his campaign and in the few days…

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Is it for Sale? Kanye West’s “Famous” and the Definition of Art

Is it for Sale? Kanye West’s “Famous” and the Definition of Art

By Diana Greenwald Art historians and aesthetic philosophers have long debated how one can distinguish the fine arts from common visual culture. Across different eras,…

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The Effects of Brexit on the Arts, Lessons from History

The Effects of Brexit on the Arts, Lessons from History

By Diana Greenwald  In the immediate aftermath of Brexit, the press and pundits focused on the significant macroeconomic and political implications of the United Kingdom’s…

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