Christopher Atamian & Aram Pachyan | LARB | 3rd April 2023
Two essays on the joy of trams. One looks at a childhood spent zooming around Geneva, the other at the demise of the tram system in Yerevan, Armenia. The Yerevan trams recall the heyday of Soviet optimism: "It’s as if the introduction of the tram was some kind of messiah, a maddening religious ecstasy, bringing order to the routine of a person’s work and meaning to their existence" (6,470 words)
Mystified by cryptic crosswords? We at The Browser are here to help. Pick up the ultimate guide, by Dan Feyer and Uri Bram, and let us guide you through the meaning of those clues - so you can get on with puzzling.
Jillian Hess | Noted | 13th March 2023
Marilyn Monroe was very keen on psychoanalysis. She read Freud at a young age and spent years documenting her analysis sessions in a series of notebooks. It was not a wholly successful pastime for her. In 1962, the year she died, she wrote: "I hope at some future time to be able to make a glowing report about the wonders that psychoanalysis can achieve. The time is not ripe" (1,682 words)