The mysteries of Mondrian.

Life, Death, This Moment of June.

Between abstraction and representation. Artists today think they no longer have to choose between two opposed artistic traditions. But what is being lost in this eclecticism?

Steve Woolgar, co-author of Laboratory Life (1979) remembers Bruno Latour (1947-2022).

How Claude Shannon invented the future.

What causes Alzheimer’s? Scientists are rethinking the answer.

The Tanzmasken of Lavinia Schulz and Walter Holdt (ca. 1924).

Hal Foster reviews If These Apples Should Fall: Cézanne and the Present by T.J. Clark.

Short profile of American artist Christopher Wool.

Jennifer Egan and Vauhini Vara’s new novels both delineate worlds just slightly out of true with the one we know.

Recent books and exhibitions reveal that behind its undulating lines and swirling excesses, Art Nouveau was far more complex and nuanced than we once believed.

For vast stretches of À la recherche du temps perdu, there is scarcely a page unadorned by vibrant colour.

Alexis de Tocqueville left France to study the American prison system and returned with the material that would become “Democracy in America”.

"I remember reading Toni Morrison’s early novels as a kind of bliss. Now, I am afraid to open them in case their brilliance no longer holds, in case I am too restless and ruined to see it anymore." Eyes that bite by Anne Enright.

"Like many remarks in Cormac McCarthy’s books, delivered in apparent jest or mock solemnity, the character’s words are part of a larger thematic schema that equates language with the destructive power of fire and the bomb." Cormac McCarthy's powers.

Review of the latest short story collection by Mircea Cărtărescu.

The year in: mathematics, physics, computer science and biology.