Book Excerpt: The Cinephiliac Tendencies of Author/Illustrator Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey was one of the most influential artists of a very specific contemporary pop culture aesthetic; he’s sometimes called the Godfather of Goth. But who was this eccentric illustrator and author, beyond the tall tales of his peculiar dress and cat-and-book-filled home? Author Mark Dery attempts to answer that question in Born to Be Posthumous: […]

Artificial intelligence has learned to spot suicidal tendencies from brain scans

Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Clinicians normally have few tools to identify suicidal people at risk. A new machine-learning technique using words could help identify those suffering from suicidal thoughts. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15 and 34 in the United States, and clinicians have limited tools to identify those […]

Proms at… Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park review

Last week’s concert by the Multi-Story Orchestra under conductor Christopher Stark ranged from Bach’s exquisite Chorale Prelude to John Adams’s symphonic “Harmonielebre,” described by its composer as looking to the past in a “postmodernist” spirit. Sandwiched between the two, a new work by London composer Kate Whitley, “I am I say”, brought in the Peckham […]