Work. Rest. Play.

Man of letters and world traveler Robert Dessaix thinks everyone should spend more time playing. And loafing. And nesting. In his latest book, he posits that finding room for more leisure could restore some much needed civility – and enjoyment – to our endlessly busy lives. Robert and I spoke about The Pleasures of Leisure […]

The Art of Reading

We know that books are transporting objects, taking us everywhere from Dickensian England to the dystopic futures of William Gibson’s imaginings. Emily Dickinson said that ‘There is no frigate like a book/ To take us lands away’. We reflect little, however, on the virtues reading demands of us and which it fosters – virtues such […]