Articles of Note

The invention of the color black. From the Industrial Revolution to Pollock's drip paintings, black has depicted negation, chaos, but also joy... more »

New Books

Leonard and Virginia Woolf, unhappy couple. A mosquito-infested honeymoon, a history of insanity, a lack of sex... more »

Essays & Opinions

The myth of the melancholy genius. Montaigne, van Gogh, David Foster Wallace: Society celebrates the aesthetic insights of depression. But take a closer look... more »