Stewart Brand | Works In Progress | 22nd July 2022
Lessons learned from the 1968 Sunday Times round-the-word solo yacht race in which Donald Crowhurst went mad and vanished; Bernard Moitessier abandoned the course within sight of an easy victory; the winner was the only finisher, Robin Knox-Johnson. Moitessier's advice: "Choose what is simple without hesitation; sooner or later, what is complicated will always lead to problems" (7,300 words)
Michael Glover | Hyperallergic | 6th July 2022
I could wish this piece were ten times as long. A eulogy to Raphael and to the exhibition of Raphael's masterworks which has opened in London after years of delay. "He was boundlessly ambitious and intimidatingly energetic, charming, good-looking, diplomatic, and utterly opportunistic ... His industriousness, and the consistent quality of his output, were superhuman" (1,100 words)
Well, you can't have everything you wish for. But you could have five articles a day, plus a video and podcast. Which is pretty wonderful.