Cooking with Gogol
How photography influenced John Singer Sargent
Singing with new lungs
Your feel-good story of the day
People who shelve their books with the spines facing in are monsters. Who does this?
Glad to see the “let’s be adults instead of wussy garbage babies” movement is growing: “There is a growing sense that we are entitled to have the world adapt to our preferences, instead of the other way around…Put your pet in a damn carrier, as people did for decades in a system that worked totally fine before everyone became incredibly self-centered. Thank you.”
People still pay attention to this talentless fucking idiot for some reason.
“Philip Larkin and Me”
Bernstein at 100
African Science Fiction
Are delivery apps killing restaurants?
East End easels
Edward Lear in full
How a dodgy German biologist influenced art nouveau
Sebastiano del Piombo (1510)
Voyager 1 fires up thrusters after 37 years
Willa Cather’s prairie
Why do orchestras seem to play behind the conductor’s beat?
Trouble at the Tate
When art and spirit meet: fiction and the religious imagination
A new European narrative?
When ISIS moves into the neighborhood, a family must decide what to do with Hamlet: bury it or burn it?
Guggenheim removes art featuring live reptiles and videos of dogs on treadmills after it received “explicit and repeated threats of violence.”
The rise of Alexander Calder
Unless you are a severely disabled person (i.e. blind) with a perfectly trained service animal you don’t need to have an animal on an airplane. The notion that people need “emotional comfort animals” with them on airplanes is utterly ridiculous. What a dumb time to be alive.
Wagner’s biggest fan
“Couple in a Room”
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
“By The Seashore”
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1883)