In Dark Times, I Sought Out the Turmoil of Caravaggio’s Paintings

“The work the artist made near the end of his life changed my understanding of both beauty and suffering.”

Author: Teju Cole
Published: Sep 23, 2020
Length: 34 minutes (8,700 words)

We Can’t Comprehend This Much Sorrow

“History’s first draft is almost always wrong — but we still have to try and write it.”

Author: Teju Cole
Published: May 18, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,411 words)

Far Away From Here

How do you define a place? An excerpt from Teju Cole’s new book, Known and Strange Things: on Switzerland, photography, and telling the story of a place in pictures.

Author: Teju Cole
Source: White Noise
Published: Sep 24, 2016
Length: 18 minutes (4,552 words)