Several times, I’ve mention the Thinker of Cernavoda, a small, seven-thousand-year-old terracotta statue that is without a doubt my favorite work of art, and for largely the same reason I also love this piece, the […]
World historian William McNeill argued that humans had evolved for synchronous ritual: dancing, chanting, marching in time. The anthropological data seem to support this. For example, researchers recently found that Sufis engaged in the dhikr, […]
“Time to wake up.” Xana opened her eyes. She had fallen asleep on her luggage. The sun had moved in the sky and she was no longer in the shade. She squinted. She was sweating. […]
Russian artist Maria Zolotukhina.
It’s not a secret. But it’s not something I bring up regularly either. I suppose I was a victim, although I don’t think of myself that way. All of it — the sickness, the lies, […]