Little known worlds

A Natural History of Walter Rothschild

Beautifully written piece examining the life of a man who possessed a great fortune and an even greater interest in exotic animals. A man who “simply wanted to possess the world in all its endless variety.”

Sitting Up

A piece describing itself aptly as ‘A brief history of chairs’, looking at how different societies approach the act of sitting.

David’s Ankles

A thoughtful piece on the transcendental beauty and structural fragility of one of the most celebrated works of art in the world, Michelangelo’s statue of David.

The Drug Runners

The story of the Tarahumara people of Northern Mexico, used by drug cartels to smuggle due to their capacity to run extremely long distances.