Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr / Podcast


Pirates of Stage and Sea In Jacobean England, bringing sea pirates to the stage was harder than bringing them to justice.
The Family Circus The Acrobat Family, by Pablo Picasso, 1905. © The Goteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden/Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art Library International
Living in the Margins In medieval marginalia, you might find complaining monks, a nun breastfeeding a monkey, and sexual wordplay. Oh, and doodles, lots of doodles.
The Best Books We Read This Year Reading is a way of life at LQ, and the editors highlight some of the best of the best they read this year.
Hall of Famers Map by Haisam Hussein
Don’t Mention the Eighty Years War Team Goya takes on Team Vermeer in what is sure to be a World Cup final of pure artistry.
The Limits of Control James Franco on getting a good performance onscreen, and when an actor just has to let a performance go.
Contest: Working Titles Figure out the working titles of famous books and win a free issue of Arts & Letters.
No Poetry Todesfuge was a 1947 poem by Paul Celan that made Adorno reassess his famous statement about poetry after Auschwitz.
The Pleasures and Pains of Coffee Balzac’s coffee addiction was “a great power in my life. I have observed its effects on an epic scale.”
Sing to Me, O Muse Spring 2010: “Arts & Letters”
Nero’s Fiddle, Gaddafi’s Fiction Jimmy Carter was described by Harold Bloom as “literally the worst poet in the United States.” Why are politicians always trying to make art?
At Sea On the occasion of his 91st birthday, LQ is delighted to present a new poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
The Winding Road to Spiral Jetty A pilgrim makes his way to the remote shore of Robert Smithson’s earthwork.
Working Methods Spring 2010: “Arts & Letters”
Adaptations Spring 2010: “Arts & Letters”
Love this? Subscribe to Lapham's Quarterly today.

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Events & News
June 2 / Tickets for the DECADES BALL are available now. Join us at our yearly gala to celebrate the 1870s with readings from the Quarterly with stars of stage and screen. More