An American genius
Our editors are a diverse lot, and are constantly perusing a long and broad list of publications. Fashion? Art? Architecture? Culinary studies? Semantics? It’s all here. In What We’re Reading, PaperCity shares the wealth.
Edgar Allan Poe. He’s the stuff of legend and lore. How did he die? That answer will probably never be answered with certainty. What is universally held is that he was a genius, a gifted and imaginative writer and critic the likes of which is rarely seen. Michael Dirda takes a look at the man and his life here.
Food and the man or woman: What does it all mean? Does it make a difference that we know what Marilyn Monroe liked to eat for dinner? Perhaps not, but things of a culinary bent seem to fascinate us. Read this and see if you agree.
Clothing is key, in many ways. Fashion, protection from the elements, self-expression. There is nothing unimportant about things sartorial, and we should pay more attention to the subject, argues Shahidha Bari.
Philip Johnson versus Frank Lloyd Wright: an epic battle and rivalry. Hugh Howard has written a fine double biography about those two greats, and you can take a look at it here. (Let us know where you come down on this question: Who was the more gifted architect, Wright or Johnson?)
CEOs are paid well in America, as we all know. But how well? Here are the 2015 rankings. Read them and weep.
Finally this week, how about we get into the mind of Donald Trump? What makes him tick? How was his outlook formed? What powers his imagination? Delve into all of that, and more, by reading this.