• Gyorgy Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre


    Superb performance of György Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre by the formidable Barbara Hannigan and the Gothenburg Symphony.

  • Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise


    The Rest Is Noise provides an excellent overview of 20th century classical music. It is also a joy to read. I'm glad that I finally came around to reading it and now wish I had done so earlier.

  • Further Reading


    Quantifying reputation and success in art. Tales From the Warhol Factory. A massive crater has been discovered underneath the Greenland icesheet. Largest overhaul of scientific units since the French Revolution wins approval. Transforming the global food system. What if the placebo effect isn’t a trick? Review of Eyes to See: The Astonishing Variety of Vision in Nature. A previously unpublished interview with David Foster Wallace. And more.

  • Further Reading


    Darwin comes to town: How the urban jungle drives evolution. The big meltdown. Boston Dynamics' robot dog can now perform a short dance routine. And Atlas can do Parkour. Repackaging Stoicism for the 21st Century. Shred the Love: The Director's Cut. Interview with Bruno Latour. The world’s strongest MRI machines are pushing human imaging to new limits. Can Optical Illusions fool Artificial Intelligence too? And more.

  • Further Reading


    Interview with the always interesting Jürgen Habermas. Steve Mithen reviews Who We Are and How We Got Here by David Reich. Machine learning confronts the elephant in the room. A new kind of neuron. Profile of and interview with Rick Owens. A new way to capture the brain’s electrical symphony. Andy Warhol's photography archive is now available online. Your gut is directly connected to your brain. Review of an exhibition and three new books by William Eggleston. An alternative urban green carpet. Brief introduction to Bertrand Russell. And more.