My best TV-watching decade was the 1980s, though this was by no means the best decade of TV. […]
…the feeling of the Guildhall, and of the tombs, and even of some of the manuscripts I look at, turned out to be a gregarious physicality. Eyebrows raised, lips pursed, they’re quite as curious about you as you are about them. The feeling you get is not quite time travel, but time evaporating. Not future shock, but past shock.
You don’t have to be driving around with a 15-year-old on her first-ever trip to California to fall […]
Welcome to Avidly, a summer school experiment, if you will. This is a place to indulge enthusiasm for thinking […]