Let Me Ruin This for You About halfway through his essay “Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool,” George Orwell offers a startling explanation for Leo Tolstoy’s notorious antipathy towards Shakespeare: Tolstoy is “trying to […]
The British Circuit “Pictures are not easy to look at,” wrote E.M. Forster in his short essay “On Not Looking at Pictures.” Forster recounted his “long years of wandering down miles of galleries” aided by art […]
The Explorer The longer we were in it, the smaller it seemed to get.
— William Beebe
The final episode of The Jacques Cousteau Odyssey begins not in the sea but in the sky. […]