A letter from Tuscany: The Paradise

Lorenzetti’s Allegory of Good Government—a fourteenth-century fresco in the Palazzo Pubblico in the city of Siena, Italy—is an endless source of inspiration for discussing politics, art, and philosophy of the early Italian Renaissance. Tangent to the traditional way of thinking… Read More ›

Magnum Opus

Picture this: an opera house. Darkness. People are fumbling with programs, lost in the thoughts of conversations that grow dim as the lights are switched off. The clock above the stage silently shifts to show 6:30. As if by magic,… Read More ›