Articles of Note

Cuttlefish were “hyacinth red and chestnut brown,” sea slugs “primrose yellow,” soft coral “light auricular purple”: Darwin, one admirer noted, was “a first-rate landscape painter with the pen”... more »

New Books

Joni Mitchell's authenticity is quintessential. But authenticity in art is, of course, also an aesthetic effect. And her art was a product of artifice as much as honesty... more »

Essays & Opinions

Rongorongo is the only script native to the Pacific. It resembles no other writing system on earth. In fact, it was not written but carved. And no one has been able to decipher it... more »