Tiny Tears

The children stared at him from the photo frame on the shelf, from a time when he was a hero who knew everything, when he was the funniest man in the world who loved more than he thought possible. The… Read More ›

In Praise Of Shadows

This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki’s eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of… Read More ›

The Radium Girls

1917. As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous – the girls themselves… Read More ›

Innovation and Its Enemies

The rise of artificial intelligence has rekindled a long-standing debate regarding the impact of technology on employment. This is just one of many areas where exponential advances in technology signal both hope and fear, leading to public controversy. This book… Read More ›