Ally Fowler

Books

Are Classics actually good?

The term ‘Classic’ has been used to exclude. Throughout history, small, exclusive groups have decided which books deserve the label and refused to change their miniscule library list of epics or poetic verses about whales. That hierarchical style of reading choices was harmful to readers who were not interested in the top shelf, but you…

Arts

Environmental art: is it worth the effort?

Artists have been creating art connected to nature since the dawn of time. The desire to connect to the world we live in and to return to our roots are instinctive. However, within that category exists art with more of a crucial edge: art that confronts the environment and the climate crisis. In 1982, Agnes…

Science

The moon’s wet: now what?

In October 2020, NASA’s SOFIA aircraft, with the assistance of an infrared camera, discovered water on the light side of the moon. While there has been evidence of ice in the moon’s craters, this discovery of water on parts of the surface that aren’t shadowed and below freezing marks an interesting turn for the future…

Arts

Gory love: Francis Bacon and everlasting anguish

Content Warning: drug overdose; grief Francis Bacon has never been one to shy away from the darkness of the human psyche. With his distinctive painting style often depicting people in anguish, darkness, and other such extreme emotions, his work based on sex unsurprisingly follows in the same vein. The central panel in Bacon’s ‘Three Studies…

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