Artist Trevor Paglen’s plan to launch a sculpture into orbit has drawn criticism from certain astronomers, but are they missing the point?
Should art be about depicting or creating an experience?
How Marcel Proust’s finances affected his writing.
A brilliant writer, a misogynist, a small-town boy with a haughty, big-city gaze: Naipaul’s life was marked by a sense of doubleness.
On meaningful coincidences and why unscientific beliefs can actually be entirely rational
On the artist Gabriele Münter and freeing her from the shadow of Wassily Kandinsky.
A profile and criticism of Wayne Koestenbaum’s poetry of the subconscious.