For some time now, I have been proud to be a Contributing Editor at Comment, a fine journal edited by Anne Snyder and published by Cardus, an independent Canadian think tank that “emerged from a desire to translate the richness of the Christian faith tradition into the public square for the common good.” It’s a wonderful organization, and Comment is a wonderful journal.
And from now on, this newsletter will be sponsored by Comment. Nothing else will change: for good or ill, I’ll be providing the same kind of stuff I’ve been providing. But the mailing address of the newsletter will be the Comment address, and it will come not from my current email account but from email@example.com. I like the idea of this being a Canadian newsletter made in Texas: a joining of the two great North American nations.
Now, while I’ve got you here, I should give you some CONTENT. I mentioned in an earlier newsletter — much earlier — that last December I had visited the big William Blake exhibition at the Tate Britain in London, and my report on that has finally appeared, in Harper’s. I hope you enjoy it. And now for a few images.
This seems like a metaphor for something:
Louis Lozowick (1892–1973), was a Ukraine-born American painter and printmaker.
Almost 200 years ago, a man named Thomas Maslen thought that Australia should have a Great River running through the middle of the continent so he made a map illustrating it. (N.B.: Australia does not have a Great River running through the middle of the continent.)
From the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago — a wonderful museum that I find myself missing lately. I used to be able to go fairly regularly when I lived in Chicagoland.