Why Do I Feel So Lonely?

When we think of what might have been lost on the way to becoming modern, we’re liable to think about mealtimes: how seldom they now take place communally, how rare it…

Pygmalion and your Love life

In Book 10 of the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses, we’re introduced to one of the world’s more curious but telling myths: a Cypriot sculptor called Pygmalion has developed a problem with…

How to Love

One of the great intellectual puzzles that daily life forces all of us to consider on a slightly too regular basis is: ‘Why are other people so awful? How come they…

What is Love?

– Care One way to get a sense of why love should matter so much, why it might be considered close to the meaning of life, is to look at the…

On Romanticism

Romanticism is one of the most important historical events of all time. Unlike a lot of what gets called ‘history’, Romanticism isn’t a war or a piece of technology or a…

A Short History of Love

The strange thing about love is that even though we experience it in a deeply personal and apparently instinctive way, it has a history. In other words, people around the world…