Albertine is a novel written in 1886 by Norwegian painter and writer Christian Krohg. The novel is set in Norway’s capital, Christiania, and deals with the life of the unmarried seamstress Albertine, who is eventually […]
Lionel Walden (American, 1861-1933) The Night Train
For those who don’t know, I’ve been splitting my time between Tokyo and the US for the last four years, but I am not a Japanophile. I didn’t come to teach English. I have no […]
The worst curse I can lay upon you is that you find your heart’s desire. “The Black Mirror” by William Newzam Prior Nicholson
Every time we sit another Congress, I inexplicably think of this painting by Vito Campanella.
Not to glorify the gig economy, but if you are a freelancer, you are a mercenary. The earliest recorded use of the term (so far discovered) comes from Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe, in which a […]
Since 2005, Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre and his firm have completed sixty projects in El Alto, the world’s highest city, which sits at nearly fourteen thousand feet, on an austere plateau above La Paz. […]