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Cauldron is a place for creatives to develop legal and financial literacy



To Ellevest, from a Feminist

Dear Ellevest, I received this stunningly tone-deaf email newsletter from your founder yesterday: Yes, I Say The F Word, and I'll Say It Again While delighted to learn that Krawcheck finally embraced feminism in her forties, I was appalled by the email's tone,...

Can My Kid Dress as Moana?

My friend posted this USA Today article to Facebook yesterday, sparking a great conversation among parents, who asked a series of excellent questions. A Moana costume doesn't seem like a hard question to me, but I got a PhD in appropriation. And now I'm going to use...

McMansion Hell in Legal Hell

Zillow recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to the owner of one of my favorite parody sites. McMansion Hell, marvelous brainchild of architecture critic Kate Wagner, is a trenchant look at the sprawling manors that dominate wealthy suburban towns. Unfortunately,...

Meet the Founder

Dr. Katherine de Vos Devine expands artists’ business skills, increases their comfort with intellectual property concepts, and improves their engagements with art galleries and art collectors. Katherine is the former executive director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. She previously worked at Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP, where she assisted more than one hundred public charities and private foundations with the processes of organization, incorporation, and tax exemption. While pursuing her doctorate, she worked with the Nasher Museum of Art on traditional and digital curatorial projects for temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection. She has spoken widely about intellectual property, artists’ rights, art institutions, and art markets at venues including Harvard’s metaLab, the North Carolina Museum of Art, Art Basel, and Art Papers Salon. Katherine earned her Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Culture at Duke University. She received her M.A. and B.A. in Art History from Duke and J.D. from the Duke University School of Law.

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