Monthly Archives: April 2013

John Keats

Oh, for ten years, that I may overwhelm / Myself in poesy. So wrote the author of  “Sleep and Poetry,” composed in late 1816. Alas, John Keats was allowed only half that time, dying at the age of 25 in 1821. Is…

What big data will never explain

“She told him that she loves me, which is an important data point.” I overheard those words a few months ago, and they stopped me in my tracks. I did not know the smitten and empirical young man who spoke them…

The Dairy Art Centre, Bloomsbury, London

Art collectors Frank Cohen and Nicolai Frahm on their new project. Take two art collectors, a disused milk depot in Bloomsbury, and just add artists. Emma Crichton-Miller gets a taste of what’s in store at the Dairy. This spring, in London,…

Advice for Writers and Artists

The Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, part of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc has become the authoritative resource for writers over the past 100 years. Now, based on customer demand, they have expanded this brand to help aspiring writers get their book published…

Catherine Malabou

Philosophy: Pushing the Limits Series: An Interview with Catherine Malabou (audio) Professor Catherine Malabou graduated from the Ecole Normale Superieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines (Fontenay-Saint-Cloud). Her agregation and doctorate were obtained, under the supervision of Jacques Derridaand Jean-Luc Marion, from the Ecole des…

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to reopen

The grand refurbishment of the Dutch national museum of art and history, the Rijksmuseum – home to thousands of masterpieces including that greatest of Rembrandts, The Night Watch – started life as a millennium project. In the event, the museum closed its doors in…