Shaun Randol founded The Mantle in 2009. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. Shaun is the co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing (The Mantle, 2014) and he wrote an introduction to Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener (The Mantle, 2019). He is also a member of the PEN American Center and serves on the boards of Nomadic Press and Africa Book Link.
Is Berger's Marxist take on European oil painting still relevant? Has the feminist social critic Camille Paglia has lost her edge?
An outsider artists with a penchant for contact sports.
Notes on the evolution of the depiction of the infamous Biblical allegory of Adam and Eve.
A look at the pervasiveness of this phenomenon in art, literature, and more.
An interview with Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin
The peasant engaged in backbreaking work is a common motif in paintings.
On the longing for and imaginary creation of utopias