More than a Matter of Taste

Posted on June 2, 2021 in THR Web Features
Image: Veduta interna della Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Henry James’s fiction shows how aesthetic misjudgments can be connected to moral vice.

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The Desk

Posted on June 24, 2021 in THR Web Features
Image: A poster from the 1950s science fiction adventure series Space Patrol.

These were places where I could imagine anything, be anybody. Space travel was new, fresh, a laboratory of possibility.

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