The Pictures of Dorian Gray

John Cooper visits a new bar called Dorian Gray, quaffs the namesake brew, and names the literary figures on the walls.

Turning Points: Oscar Wilde Returns To BAM

John Cooper, creator of the documentary archive Oscar Wilde In America, previews the revival of The Judas Kiss at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), a play that focuses on two crucial moments in Oscar Wilde’s downfall.

James Edward Kelly’s Etching of Oscar Wilde

John Cooper describes an etching of Oscar Wilde by James Edward Kelly,

New Book: Oscar Wilde On Dress

A new book about Oscar Wilde and his many writings about fashion is available from author and scholar John Cooper. The book looks closely at Wilde’s writings about dress reform, which are often minimized in other books on his life.

Oscar Wilde In New York

How It’s New York: It’s a guided walking tour of New York where Oscar Wilde spent more time  than anywhere else on his lecture tour of America in 1882. How It’s Irish: Oscar was a celebrated Irish poet, dramatist and wit.  www.oscarwildeinnewyork.comTake a leafy stroll through Madison Square Park, Gramercy Park, and Greenwich Village to trace Oscar Wilde’s debut in the social […]

Oscar Wilde in America

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Oscar WildeIn America Why It’s New York Irish Arts: It’s a cross-post from Oscar Wilde In America by guest blogger John Cooper, because it’s Oscar Wilde’s birthday.How It’s New York: Oscar Wilde arrived in New York for a lecture tour of America in 1882, and he spent more time in New York than anywhere else.How It’s Irish: Oscar was a celebrated Irish poet, dramatist […]