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In Memoriam, Charles Molesworth

We mourn the loss of Charles Molesworth, a long-time friend of the magazine, whose importance and centrality to SALMAGUNDI might be suggested by noting just some of the many and wide-ranging contributions he made over many decades to our pages: dozens of art columns on figures ranging from Ai Weiwei to Kara Walker and Annie Leibovitz to Cezanne; a participant in many SALMAGUNDI symposia including “Afro-America at the Start of the New Century” and “Good Art / Bad Art”; essays on contemporary poets like John Ashbery and Jorie Graham; responses to ideas ranging from “The Politics of Anti-Realism” to “The Post-Modern Aura” and the “Politics of Liberty”; considerations of novelists such as Milan Kundera, Ernest Hemingway, and Norman Manea; poems like “Bathers and Pool” (sun-known flesh/does not allow for abstractions”) and “Albany & Others” (“Hudson never would have dreamed/those stairs, spread like an apron/on New York’s legislative lap.”). We’ll sorely miss the man and also the writer who offered the following sentences in “Art and Values: What is Possible?” in SALMAGUNDI’s Spring-Summer 2011 issue, No. 170-171:

“There are thousands of reasons to be stupid and a million causes of sheer ignorance. Art and the valuations of it should help us know things, especially in ways distinct from other forms of knowing, but with at least a sense of cognitive growth, and ultimately a wisdom, at the end of the process.”

A Thousand Gentle Smotherings

Salmagundi 216-217, Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

Ms. Annye, Li’l Robert Johnson & Them

The Praxis of “Practice”

Salmagundi 216-217, Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

The Measuring Muse

Salmagundi 214-215, Spring - Summer 2022

What Lurks Below the New Class War

Salmagundi 214-215, Spring - Summer 2022

Nabokov and Balthus:

The Erotic Imagination

Salmagundi 214-215, Spring - Summer 2022

The Super-Ego in the Green World

The Black Intellectual & The Condition of the Culture

A Salmagundi Symposium at Skidmore College

Salmagundi No. 206-207, Spring-Summer 2020

Wielding the Lyric

On Now It’s Dark

Emerging from Censorship

Salmagundi No. 100, Fall 1993

Authority & Freedom:

A Conversation with Jed Perl

Magic Mountain

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The Home Key #9:

An Interview with Chris Forsyth

Make Our Institutions Great Again

On ‘Wayne Thiebaud 100’ and a Conversation With the Artist at Age 101

Salmagundi 214-215, Spring - Summer 2022

Googlegangers & Flaccid Designators

Salmagundi 214-215, Spring - Summer 2022

Kalim Mansour

Salmagundi 214-215, Spring - Summer 2022

Ferocious Entertainment:

Lionel Shriver

Salmagundi 214-215, Spring - Summer 2022

What’s the Matter with Sex?

Salmagundi 216-217, Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

On Not Drinking the Kool-Aid

Salmagundi 216-217, Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

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Fierce Nostalgia: Notes From a Non-Native Austinite

The Home Key #8:

Regina Spektor, Onto-Theologically

On the Bobos

Salmagundi 214-215, Spring - Summer 2022

The Pleasures of Censorship

Salmagundi 214-215, Spring - Summer 2022

A Selection from Elias Canetti’s The Book Against Death

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Women, The Arts, & The Politics of Culture

An Interview with Susan Sontag

Salmagundi No. 188/189, 2015

Allesverloren

Salmagundi #144-145 (2004-2005)

Soul Sisters:

Anne Frank and Audrey Hepburn

Salmagundi 216-217, Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

Woody Allen

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Photograph of the young Rickie Lee Jones courtesy of the artist

The Home Key #7

An Interview with Rickie Lee Jones

Deadfacting: On Exhuming the Past For Present Purposes

Sunday with Trees

Salmagundi 214-215, Spring - Summer 2022

Invisible Ink: A Mystery

Salmagundi 214-215, Spring - Summer 2022

Memorial to Venus

Salmagundi 214-215, Spring - Summer 2022

Notes on Monogamy