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Crowd at Coney Island


The Coney Island Exhibition That Captures Its Highs and Lows

For more than a century, Coney Island has stirred our senses.

A Thurber cartoon of a house that is also an unfriendly man.


James Thurber Lost Most of His Eyesight to a Tragic Childhood Accident

And grew up to see the world in a bizarre and hilarious light.

Illustration of Walter Matthau.


Getting to the roots of Jewish comedy

Tracing Jewish-American comedy through the Borsht Belt and beyond

Susan Sontag captured by photographer Peter Hujar in 1975.


Notes on Sontag

A new film on Susan Sontag gives an intimate look at her passions.

Martin Scorsese during the Venice Film Festival in 1998.


The Art of Martin Scorsese

Former chairman Jim Leach interviews the 2013 Jefferson Lecturer about growing up, making films, and capturing that special "something" on the big screen.

Carlota Santana dancing


Flamenco Family Portrait

How New York became a hub for Spanish dance.

Illustrations of camp life during Civil War


The Comical and the Coffinly

Through humor, Winslow Homer learned to tap into the subtleties of the Gilded Age.


The Masked Image

The photographs of Jacob Riis regain their original look.


Ben Shahn’s New York

The painter's photography captures street life during the Depression.


Arguing the World

A new film traces the lives of four controversial thinkers who believe that ideas can change the world.