OUR FRIENDS THE INSECTS, WOOLEN WHALERS’ CAPS, AND JAPANESE APPLIQUÉ

I’m going to start introducing some of my zillions of favorite artists (I use the term loosely) in my weekly YouTubes. This one is on self-taught, 19th-century, deeply Catholic French entomologist Jean-Henri Fabré, who lived in relative poverty, would steal out in the dead of night with his little nets and boxes, collected some of […]

BRIDESHEAD REVISITED AND OTHER TRAVELS

Charles Ryder notes that Catholics often seem the same as other modern people. Sebastian replies, “My dear Charles, that’s exactly what they’re not … they’ve got an entirely different outlook on life; everything they think important is different from other people. They try and hide it as much as they can, but it comes out all the time.”