"I think one of the things that art teaches us is that we go out in the world and we have personal joy at a moment when other people are experiencing this incredible suffering and art creates media for incorporating these dissonant emotions at a time. The best art, in fact, leaves you sort of bewildered by the way the world throws at you things you don’t expect."—Philip Kennicott in an interview with The Fold
At a moment when the Washington Post newsroom would have celebrated Philip Kenicott’s Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, news broke of the Boston Marathon attack. Kennicott reflected on the news and emotions and discussed one of his earlier pieces on why we look at horrific images.