Great Depression

Shirley Temple Sold the Idea That a Cute Kid Had the Cure for the Great Depression
February 11, 2014

In the business of being a child star, no one could match Shirley Temple.

A Superman for All Seasons
The Man of Steel is 75. His biography is our history.
April 18, 2013

Superman is turning 75. Over those years, he's moved from rebel to establishmentarian to fogey to oddball—tracking the history of our times.

Art Imitating Art
Why do so many novelists write about visual art?
April 02, 2013

Why do so many novelists write about visual art?