Neukölln is one of Berlin’s most vibrant districts: part Turkish, part hipster, with a healthy dose of old-school punk.
A slice of Greek living on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula culminates in a trip to watch a play in an ancient amphitheater, which is still packing in audiences over 3,000 years after it was built.
Bill Bryson’s stunning exploration of science leaves us with a sobering thought: as powerful as we humans feel, the real truth is that we’re only a stroke of luck away from total annihilation most days of the week. And global pandemics aren’t the only reason why.
Banana Yoshimoto’s debut novel Kitchen was such a sensation in Japan that the press dubbed the public’s obsession “bananamania.” Yoshimoto’s raw and poignant book paints a moving picture of urban life in 1980s Tokyo. It’s a love letter to the people and experiences that help us cope with loneliness: the misfits who cross paths in large cities, the way they become like family, and the simple but profound truth that when all feels lost, there’s nothing like the healing power of a good meal.
Nietzsche’s outspoken philosophical views continue to rattle feathers over 100 years after his death, and his Genealogy of Morals is no exception. To Nietzsche, humans aren’t cut out for politeness: we like power, and we like to wield it over others. He thinks the Greeks and Romans—with their orgies and gladiators—did it better. Find out why in this step-by-step breakdown of Nietzsche’s infamous polemic against priests, scientists, philosophers, and everybody else who prefers the quiet life.
Beyond the Cloth a group show at WhiteBox, showcases artists’ work inspired by, and using the Kafiye, articulating a meta-narrative about the complexities of Arab culture and identity.
Juxtaposing religious, cultural and commercial iconography with sexualized images of the female form, Romulo Sans uses his piercing guerilla lens to expose the icons of power that shape today’s world.
Nöel Carroll’s collection of 1970s-era reviews and essays bring the vibrant downtown New York avant-garde arts scene to life.
This print article for The Philosopher’s Magazine compares Iranian music–in which riffing and flexing performing skills are seen as the highest marks of artistry–with philosophical theories about classical music, jazz, and improvisation, offering an example of comparative aesthetics in action.
A recent flight on Azerbaijan Airlines evokes the nostalgia of old-school air-travel, harking back to the loose, relaxed, charm of 1980s-era flights.
Imagine you’re a robot and someone–or something–else is running your life behind the scenes. Richard Dawkins’ groundbreaking 1973 bestseller The Selfish Gene argues just that. According to the “gene’s eye view” of evolution, we only exist as vessels to protect and pass on our genes, which are the things that really matter. This controversial claim was a game changer in the science of evolution.