Pure Pedantry

Category archives for Art

Virginia Postrel has this fascinating piece in the Atlantic about why hospitals should be designed to be more attractive — not just the drab taupe to which we have become accustomed: Thank God for intravenous Benadryl, which knocks me out in just a few minutes. The cancer treatment is state-of-the-art, but the decor is decidedly…

Migraine Art

The NYTimes has a slide show of “migraine” art provided by Oliver Sacks from his book Migraine. They attempt to illustrate what a migraine aura looks like. Neat. I would put one up on my wall if I didn’t feel so horrible that it was the pictorial prelude to someone’s intense pain.