For most of us in the U.S. we are either “sheltering in place” or at least trying to get along without the usual social activities
Tension is the Key to Great Wines
In my Three Quarks column this month I argue that it is tension and contrast, not harmony, that makes great wine. Here is an except:
Throughout much of the history of aesthetics beauty has been the term of highest aesthetic praise, referring to objects that exhibit perfect symmetry, proportion and
Wine, Desire, Madness
In my Three Quarks column this month I explain why the beauty of wine inspires love and madness.
Beauty is Not Skin Deep
In my Three Quarks essay this month I take on the mistaken platitude that beauty is only skin deep.
A Platonic Valentine
Love seeks beauty, a reckless, itinerant gambler aimed at the eternal possession of the good. Love in its quest for beauty thus directs the mind