Written by Jess Womack. Queer identities and communism were viewed as inextricably linked in the eyes of many Americans. Although not a direct metaphor, Jack Finney’s 1954 horror novel, The Body Snatchers, can be understood as a warning against the general ‘un-american undesirable’ and reflected the anxieties of its time.
Written by Simone Witney. How do we assign ethical value to the objects we display in museums? Examining our relationship with historical objects and artwork, this article shines a light on the role of the curator, and how curatorial intentions can be misinterpreted.
Written by Tristan Craig. Few Roman emperors invoke visceral reaction like Caligula. Infamous for supposedly naming his horse a consul and trying to “bridge” the Bay of Baiae, what lies behind the image of Caligula? How should his “madness” best be approached?