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A conversation with Ricky Jay on the nature of deception and lies, from the Bible to P. T. Barnum.
How should the secretary of defense be remembered? As a public servant, hawk, technocrat, hero or all of the above?
Responses to reader comments about the Van Meegeren art forgery series, with new information.
What makes a work of art "great"? The final installment of a seven-part tale of the Nazi-era Vermeer forgeries of Han van Meegeren.
What makes a work of art "great"? The second installment of a seven-part tale of the Nazi-era Vermeer forgeries of Han van Meegeren.
This is the fifth and final installment of "Whose Father Was He?" - an investigation into a photograph of three children found on the dead body of Amos Humiston, a fallen Union soldier, at Gettysburg in 1863. Part one can be read here; part two here; part three here; and part four here. Initially, I proposed [...]
Untangling the mystery of a Civil War photograph, part three.
Untangling the mystery of a Civil War photograph, part two.
Untangling the mystery of a Civil War photograph, part one.
A last, lingering look back at George W. Bush's presidency with three people who helped create a photographic record of it -- and who here choose their favorite images.
Responses to readers' comments on a photography column, with discussions ranging from Edgar Allan Poe to Wile E. Coyote.
The filmmaker's informal survey of political advertising through the years, with a focus on "real-people" commercials.
The author examines the Iranian missile photograph widely published in July, and later found to be faked, and the many ways of deception available in the Photoshop age.
The filmmaker responds to comments from readers, and sorts out The Great Whataburger/Burger King Controversy.
By focusing on a smile, are we ignoring a murder?
A discussion of continuity in film -- "Casablanca," "That Obscure Object of Desire" -- and in life.
O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we know the dancer from the dance? —W.B. Yeats, "Among School Children" “So, how is it that you managed to be on the roadway that night?” The question was posed by...
Pictures are supposed to be worth a thousand words. But a picture unaccompanied by words may not mean anything at all. Do pictures provide evidence? And if so, evidence of what? And, of course, the underlying question: do they t...
Every human being has his own particular web of associations for identifying and interpreting reality, which, most often, instinctively and unthinkingly, he superimposes on every set of circumstances. Frequently, however, those ext...
The documentary filmmaker immerses himself in historical and visual detective work to challenge the accepted wisdom behind the origin of two famous Crimean War photographs by Roger Fenton.