Tag Archives: Mary Cassatt

How to dress like an artist

“Artists? They ain’t artists,” said Mrs. Bullock explosively. “I know artists. I’ve ‘ad ‘em staying here. Quiet tidy little fellows—fussy about their victuals. I don’t know what your aunt’s got hold of—Bolsheviks, I shouldn’t wonder. (Look to the Lady, Margery Allingham) Last week I met up with a friend. “You look like an artist,” she […]

The obtuseness of the effective altruism movement

An op-ed piece in the Washington Post earlier this week suggested that the effective altruism movement could kill the arts. Effective altruism purports to apply rational decision-making to funding charities. In theory, anything that demonstrates a good bang for the buck could be effective altruism. In practice, effective altruism means alleviating world poverty, improving animal welfare, avoiding […]