Our favorite stories of the week, featuring The New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, GQ and New Statesman.
A profile of George Whitman, the eccentric deceased founder of cult bookstore Shakespeare and Company, and his daughter and successor, Sylvia.
They’re cuddly, crazy, demanding and dependent… and these are the cats who love them.
This exquisitely stylish 1957 film by Charles and Ray Eames explores mortality and memory on Mexico’s Day of the Dead The post Day of the Dead appeared first on Aeon Magazine.
On a recent trip to the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, I witnessed a peculiar spectacle. A man who had been sitting cross-legged in front of a painting stood up and began shouting. The sound was a kind of incantation,… Continue Reading
An oral history of the breakthrough album that invented trip-hop Continue reading on Medium »
Demetrius Barr pressed his face to the window of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s van as it turned left off Little Tujunga Canyon Road. Instead of the sterile grays of the electrified fences, gravel, and metal detectors he had left… Continue Reading
Sabine Heinlein lived in a family where everyone was treated as equals. It didn’t work out like they had hoped. Heinlein explores how families communicate to find out what went wrong with hers.
In the 1960s, Walter Keane was celebrated for his sentimental portraits of wide-eyed children, which sold by the million. However an epic art fraud was actually being executed behind closed doors—his wife Margaret was the real artist in the family,… Continue Reading
Where does reality end and digital space begin? Projection mapping shifts the bounds of visual expression and perception The post Box appeared first on Aeon Magazine.