Graffiti, Through Grief and Discovery

There was the glimmer of possibility in stories of bolt cutters and train yards and spray cans—possibilities of disruption and liberation.

The World We’re Losing

Ecological grief captures a newly defined set of emotions, all connected to our personal relationship to the natural world.

If You’re Reading This, It’s Jim Joe

There’s something special about the anonymous graffiti artist with his own cult following.

Signs of Life

On the surreal nature of secondary trauma.

The Magic of Alleyways

An ode to a vibrant public commons.

The Loneliest Man in the World

Watching Irrfan Khan over the years

The (Other) French Chef

Julia Child’s collaborator Simone Beck has lingered as an object of pity in public memory. But maybe Beck didn’t want stardom at all.

Rothko at the Inauguration

A story of America in three scams.

Sacrifice

An eccentric monk’s singular scrap cathedral reveals the chaos and genius of his mind.