Christopher Benfey
Christopher Benfey

Christopher Benfey is Mellon professor of English at Mount Holyoke. His latest book, A Summer of Hummingbirds, about writers and artists in Gilded Age America, has just been published by the Penguin Press.

Art
Feb. 5 1997 3:30 AMHeaven and EarthGiambattista Tiepolo's balancing act.
Art
Nov. 27 1996 3:30 AMFanciful TracesMichelangelo's whimsical sketches.
Art
Dec. 19 1996 3:30 AMBetter Late Than EverThe second half of Edgar Degas' career turns out to have been as powerful as the first.
Art
Nov. 6 1996 3:30 AMWater WorksThe fluid art of Camille Corot.
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Politics
Feb. 27 2015 9:30 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Josh Keating read about making music in the Anthropocene and journeyed into the heart of coding darkness.