An international quarterly magazine of politics, culture, literature and the arts published at Skidmore College
Robert and Peg Boyers on the Skidmore College campus, c. 1982
Puritans & Prigs
November 20, 2017

“What does it matter if a tradition no one identifies with any longer is unjustly disparaged? If history does not precisely authorize the use we make of the word Puritanism, we all know what we mean by it, so what harm is done? Well, for one thing we make ourselves ignorant and contemptuous of the first two or three hundred years of one major strain of our own civilization.” —Marilynne Robinson, Salmagundi No. 101-102 (Winter-Spring 1994)

Image: “Honey, I’m Worried About the Kids,” a Japanese woodblock print by artist Annie Bissett


Tempted by Vulgarity

Salmagundi No. 195/196, Summer – Fall 2017

Arguing Identity: Session One

Salmagundi No. 192/193, FALL 2016 - WINTER 2017

The Aesthetics of Fear

Salmagundi No. 120, Fall 1998

The Death of the Author

Salmagundi No. 65, Fall 1984

Pretty Story

Salmagundi No. 112, Fall 1996

Lost in Space

Salmagundi No. 195/196, Summer – Fall 2017


Photography by Jon Lowe
Anselm Kiefer Geheimnis der Farne, 2007, Photography by Jon Lowe

Kiefer & Co. At The Miami Margulies

Salmagundi No. 192/193, FALL 2016 - WINTER 2017

"Salmagundi Annual Cocktail Party" c. 1969 by Margie Mellman copy.jpg

“Salmagundi Annual Cocktail Party”

A Drawing c. 1969