The Name’s Bland

BY STEWART SLATER Burning books has a long, if unpleasant, history. The Florentines in 1497 perpetrated the Bonfire of the Vanities, setting light in the main square to thousands of “deviant” works of art. It is a minor irony that one of the few works modern audiences would, almost unanimously, subject to that treatment is the film of the same name. For burning art is … Continue reading The Name’s Bland