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    How Eric Clapton Created the Classic Song “Layla”

    How Eric Clapton Created the Classic Song “Layla”

    The story of Eric Clapton and “Layla” has always bothered me because to understand it is to understand how fallible and crazed any of us can be when it comes…

    Secret Sorrow – Knut Hamsun

    Secret Sorrow – Knut Hamsun

    Knut Hamsun (1859–1952) was a major Norwegian writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Hamsun’s work spans more than seventy years and shows variation with regard…

    Le portrait de Néith

    Le portrait de Néith

    Les yeux de Néith contemplent, à l’instar du cadran solaire, les révolutions des astres, pour épancher – simultanément avec les instants de silence concentré, dans lesquels se produisent les arrêts…

    No absolute time

    No absolute time

    Two centuries before Einstein, Hume recognised that universal time, independent of an observer’s viewpoint, doesn’t exist In 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to the philosopher and physicist Moritz Schlick,…

    The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture

    The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture

    Greek and Roman statues were often painted, but assumptions about race and aesthetics have suppressed this truth. Now scholars are making a color correction. Mark Abbe was ambushed by color…