剖析梵谷的精神世界 Why Was Vincent van Gogh's Life Cut So Short? MAY.24,2021/Bruce E. Bagnell
梵谷的個人悲劇導致他在 1890 年開槍自殺，當時他年僅三十七歲。他留下數百幅畫，雖然那些畫在他活著的年代除了他弟弟西奧之外並無人購買。現在由於梵谷被奉為最偉大及最重要的西方畫家之一，他的怪異行為和生活方式便被放大檢視。 Van Gogh's personal tragedy led to his suicide by gunshot in 1890 at the early age of 37. He left hundreds of paintings, though in his day no one purchased them, except for his brother Theo. As van Gogh is considered among the greatest and most consequential of all Western painters, his strange behavior and lifestyle have come under close examination.
法國人的抱怨精神 The Joy of Complaining in French Culture MAY.24,2021/Enjoy Editors
在法國，對話經常是以大嘆一口氣作為開頭。接著說話的人可能會談到天氣有多糟。又或者他們會抱怨吵鬧的鄰居。這些例子可能讓人感覺法國人總是心情不好。不過在法國，抱怨的這門藝術是個極受重視的傳統。 In France, conversations frequently begin with a long sigh. Then, the person might talk about how bad the weather is. Or, they may complain about a noisy neighbor. These examples might make it seem like the French are always in a bad mood. Yet in France, the art of complaining is a well-appreciated tradition.