Renzo Piano builds a convent, and Jonathan Glancey approves. Julien Meyrat talks about Zen, modernism, and church architecture. Jennifer Schuessler has news for you about Henry David Thoreau. Stephen Thompson wants you to give up music for a day and question your inner voice.
The latest over at Dappled Things. One of Beethoven’s composer friends apparently once showed him a manuscript at the end of which he had written, “Finished with the help of God.” Beethoven wrote under it, “Man, help yourself!”