How did feeling good become a matter of relentless, competitive work; a never-to-be-attained goal which makes us miserable?
Edgar Degas and the stories we tell ourselves, at the opera and everywhere else.
What if plants are smarter than we think—a lot smarter?
A profile of Steve Cohen, a.k.a. the Millionaires’ Magician, who’s made a killing doing parlor magic for the wealthy
The fifteenth-century Italian artist Fra Angelico invented emotional interiority in art
Edouard Manet’s notion of beauty changed starkly near the end of his life. Who determines what is or isn’t beautiful? And why are we so drawn to it?
How close, really, is the link between art and society?
An exhibition at Paris’s Musée d’Orsay centers on a black model named Laure in Édouard Manet’s Olympia and reinterrogates the role of black people in art history.
An exhibition at the British Library in London questions the future of writing.
What does Jean-Léon Gérôme’s 1866 painting ‘Slave Market’ say about today’s extremist politics?