Paris’s Maison de Verre is a marvel of modernist architecture, ingeniously constructed to foster sociality.
Mass intimacy requires a dilution of one’s complexities. In order to become a celebrity, a person necessarily becomes a personage.
The Esalen Institute was once a bastion of hippie counterculture. I spent a weekend finding out if the ghosts of its past remain.
How we get high reflects the desires and fears of our times.
On the female flâneur, the plight of visibility, and why the history of walking requires revision.
On tennis, grief, and the emptiness of social striving
On the way fortune-telling has served both to reify and subvert the logic of capitalist economics.