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“If at times my productions do not express the conventionally beautiful,” Jacob Lawrence once remarked, “there is always an effort to express the universal beauty of man’s continuous struggle…” Lawrence was a prominent figurative painter of the 20th century and the most important Black artist of his time, recounting epic narratives and everyday scenes, often of the African-American experience, to tell a broader American story.

—Salmgundi’s Art Scene columnist, Barbara Purcell, writes on Lawrence in the current issue, #212-213 (Fall 2021 - Winter 2022), a piece also available below online.

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November 17, 2021

Salmagundi 202-213 (Fall 2021 - Winter 2022) will be published by December 1. A characteristically eclectic and provocative issue, 212-213 includes:

Barbara Purcell’s inaugural Art Scene column on Jacob Lawrence

“Can the American Meritocracy Get Religion?, a symposium including Marilynne Robinson, Rick Moody, Siri Hustvedt, William Deresiewicz and David Skeel

An interview on race and integration with writer Calvin Baker

An excerpt from Elias Canetti’s The Book Against Death

Linda Hall on the American essay

Jennifer Delton on “Inclusiveness”

Benjamin Ivry on Huizinga

Jeffrey Meyers on Plath and Arbus

Fiction by Sheila Kohler, poems by Kit Fan, Richard Tillinghast and others

And much more.

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Salmagundi 210 - 211, Spring - Summer 2021

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Preface to a Symposium

Salmagundi 210 - 211, Spring - Summer 2021

Pandemic Cinema

Suppressing Votes the Old Fashioned Way

Music of Survival

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Salmagundi Magazine: A Skidmore Student’s Perspective
February 19, 2021Liv Fidler (‘19) recounts her rich experience working with Salmagundi Magazine as a Skidmore student, interviewing award-winning contributors and making media with the resources of a Skidmore-published magazine featuring the best writers and writing from around the world since 1965.

Rick Moody, Life Coach

The Difficulty of Action During the Pandemic

El Pepe, Lebron, and Trump:

Sports, Literature, and Interpretation

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Mirth and Folly Were The Crop*

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

The Home Key #2

An Interview with Jon Klages

The Death of the Artist, Excellent Sheep:

An Interview with William Deresiewicz

Salmagundi 210 - 211, Spring - Summer 2021

We, the People and Us, the Population

Salmagundi 210 - 211, Spring - Summer 2021

Covid Diary

Salmagundi 210 - 211, Spring - Summer 2021

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The Home Key #1

An Interview with Peter Stampfel

Letter from London

Elegy as Tonic

On Now It’s Dark

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Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021