Cosmic Communist Construction

Today I learned that Cosmic Communist Construction is a thing, or, at the very least, the very excellent title of a Taschen coffee table book. Below is one of the hundreds of sculptural images found in the book, which features mostly Soviet government construction—as well as the occasional sanatorium. Such galactic crush can in part […]


Lessing Learned

Doris Lessing, one of recent history’s most surprising recipients of the Nobel Prize for Literature, died yesterday at age 94. She was a woman who earnestly adopted and then abandoned every “ism.”  This painful process of belief abandonment is at the center of her most famous novel, The Golden Notebook. The book’s main character is […]