Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Persistent Invasive Infection

Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man’s hut, as well as the palace of his superior – William Shenstone (1714 – 63) Poet and  landscape gardener In 1545, a Fransiscan friar named Bernardino de Sahagún began work on a remarkable ethnographic research project into Mesoamerica, […]

Nous Sommes Tous Des Caricaturistes Maintenant

The post below, originally published on Monday evening, which tells the story of a humble cartoon that took me somewhere wonderful, has taken on an added resonance for me after the horrific events in Paris yesterday. The cartoonists and journalists of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo who were murdered sought to uphold one of our […]