Slouching Towards Switzerland
Dec01

Slouching Towards Switzerland

“It’s common for New Yorkers to have a kind of cultish love for their city. As if the city’s trash, dirty sidewalks, and crumbling transportation system are a Mecca for everyone who wants to be someone. New York is the best and worst of everything. This is its Baudelairean beauty.” Tess Mangiardi on Joan Didion, grief, and the city that never sleeps.

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A Mark on the Wall: Catching Snowflakes
Dec01

A Mark on the Wall: Catching Snowflakes

Santa gets downright flaky chasing selfies and Schnapps in Barbara Nigg’s take on this quarter’s theme. 

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A Mark on the Wall: Curse of the Messy Swiss Cow
Aug31

A Mark on the Wall: Curse of the Messy Swiss Cow

“The curse of the messy Swiss cow.” Resident cartoonist Barbara Nigg’s take on our Autumn theme: Belonging.

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Adolf Feller: Über-Connector, Postcard Collector
Sep01

Adolf Feller: Über-Connector, Postcard Collector

“Sometimes we humans are compelled to create a context for ourselves so our passions can thrive, and one wonders if Feller’s business endeavours—exploring the relatively new world of lighting and electrical solutions—were his way of doing just that.” Adolf Feller: a man whose propensity for connectivity led him to build one of the world’s largest collection of postcards.

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Less in Ordinary Time
Nov28

Less in Ordinary Time

“Cowbells have a constancy, yet they are arrhythmic, a subtle protest against the Swiss clockwork of the cities. It’s a mindful cue to ‘think less in ordinary time’ of lockstep and paced life, of hours and minutes, appointments and regularities.” Caitlin Krause pens a dreamscape that brings us back to the beginnings of time—and ourselves.

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It’s Much More Important Than That
Aug28

It’s Much More Important Than That

In a short work of fiction, author Paul Knott contemplates the meaning of home through the eyes of an asylum-seeker.

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Adaptation
Jun02

Adaptation

Two Woolf readers talk about journeys of adaptation, growth and imagination, and the experience of having a foot in several cultural camps; and

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In Conversation: Martina Bisaz
Feb27

In Conversation: Martina Bisaz

“It seems like I am always on the move, but that’s not always the case.” Martina Bisaz is a Zürich-based scientific illustrator and photographer known for her Instagram collaborations and landscapes. She talks about how she works, and her favourite times of year.

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Gallery: Tandem
Feb27

Gallery: Tandem

Martina Bisaz is a Zürich-based scientific illustrator and Instagrammer known for her collaborations, landscapes and her little Fiat car.

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In Conversation: Chantal Panozzo
May29

In Conversation: Chantal Panozzo

“Identity crisis. Check! Laundry lessons in two languages, neither of which I understood. Check! Phone phobia. Check!” Chantal Panozzo on being an American in Switzerland and her new book, Swiss Life.

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