THE ECONOMIST’S 1843, 22 MARCH 2019 (LINK)

A new turf war is raging on the streets of Los Angeles. Outside Gjusta, an artisanal bakery in a trendy part of Venice, four electric scooters lie on their side, beeping plaintively. They belong to Spin, one of a handful of “micromobility” companies — among them Bird, Lime and Scoot…

APOLLO MAGAZINE, 25 FEBRUARY 2019 (LINK)

In an offbeat museum in Los Angeles lie piles of decaying dice. Some are cracked and flaking, others cleft in two, revealing desiccated, crystalline innards. Donated by a famous Hollywood magician, these miniature ruins are made of celluloid, a synthetic plastic with a habit of disintegrating suddenly after decades of…

THE ECONOMIST’s 1843, 20 FEBRUARY 2019 (LINK)

About halfway through my shamanic facial treatment at a pilates studio in Santa Monica, the Archangel Michael enters the room. He’s brought his sword with him to sever vows I’ve made in other lifetimes, explains my shaman, Julie. Michael is one of the Teachers: spirit guides from other realms who…

THE ECONOMIST’S 1843, 4 MAY 2018 (LINK)

In the early 20th century, artists realised that more than merely representing the world, photography offered new ways of imagining it

Photography’s uncanny ability to represent the world had such a profound impact on society in the early 20th century that its role in non-representative art has been overlooked. “Shape…

THE ECONOMIST’S 1843, 25 SEPTEMBER 2017 (LINK)

Being a best man is a daunting task. Not only are you expected to make the funniest speech at the wedding, it also falls to you to organise the stag weekend or bachelor party, an unforgettable group holiday for a bunch of blokes who’ve mostly never met. Pulling off this…

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