Day: 2011-07-26

Farewell Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley died today. She was 88 years old. One of Australia’s most distinguished painters and supporters of young and emerging artists, Olley was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1991. She spoke openly about her efforts to overcome both alcoholism and then later in life depression …

Word of the Day: trypophobia?

– supposedly”an irrational fear of clustered holes”. Does this picture of a lotus pod (front page thumbnail pixellated) squick you at all?

Lindsay Beyerstein explores what makes a phobia versus a non-phobic unpleasantness.