• David Shields: Reality Hunger

    05.12.2014

    Is it any good? Yes. Is it overrated? Yes. Is it underrated? Yes.

  • Further Reading

    31.07.2014

    Forget the shortest route across a city. A new algorithm finds the most beautiful route. Why we have blood types. A brief history of the High Five. Researchers have discovered the mechanism by which sandstone arches are formed. Javier Marias lists seven reasons not to write novels and one reason to write them. Junot Díaz has lunch with the Financial Times. Jeff Koons employs 128 people at his studio. The Many Poses of Marcel Marceau. Profile of Fed Chair Janet Yellen in The New Yorker. Nominations for the Lead Awards 2014, Germany's foremost photography and media awards.

  • John Warwicker: The Floating World

    19.12.2013

    As of today I am one of the proud and lucky owners of a copy of The Floating World (Ukiyo-e) by graphic designer John Warwicker.

  • Further Reading

    30.10.2013

    Daily rituals: How artists work. Steven Weinberg on what we know and don't know about physics. Words of wisdom from Jeff Bezos. The practice of practising. David Bowie's top 100 books. Tim Harford's ten email commandments. Book sculptures by Jodi Harvey-Brown. The 50 greatest innovations since the wheel? Interview with Richard Thaler

  • John Updike: Rabbit, Run

    23.06.2013

    Every now and then I read a novel that leaves me wholly indifferent. This is one of them.