Here are a few to watch for. Laura Wood will join us to discuss “The Feminist War on Marriage.” Joy Ann Nelson, Terry Hodges, and James Dolan are former Chicago-land Catholic Radio Hosts called “The ‘Die Holy’ Trio.” You can guess what they’ll be talking about. Naturally some of the regulars will be back. Dr. Peter Chojnowski will be back to visit the topic of “Libertarianism.” And of course we’ll get Jim Condit, Jr. to finish off the year with his analysis of 2017. Check back often for news and updates.
Out of the collision of ideals derived from Romanticism, and an attempt to find a way for knowledge to explain that which was as yet unknown, came the first wave of works in the first decade of the 20th century, which, while their authors considered them extensions of existing trends in art, broke the implicit contract with the general public that artists were the interpreters and representatives of bourgeois culture and ideas. These "Modernist" landmarks include the atonal ending of Arnold Schoenberg 's Second String Quartet in 1908, the expressionist paintings of Wassily Kandinsky starting in 1903, and culminating with his first abstract painting and the founding of the Blue Rider group in Munich in 1911, and the rise of fauvism and the inventions of cubism from the studios of Henri Matisse , Pablo Picasso , Georges Braque , and others, in the years between 1900 and 1910.