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Tim Brinkhof

Tim Brinkhof is a Dutch journalist and researcher based in Atlanta. He studied early Netherlandish painting and Slavic literature at NYU and got started as an editorial assistant for Film Comment magazine. He has written about history, literature and art for Esquire, Big Think, New York Magazine and various Dutch newspapers. Follow him on Twitter @tmabrnk.
María Telón and María Mercedes Coroy in Ixcanul

The Development of Central American Film

A new collection of essays examines the reasons behind the recent boom in feature and documentary film-making from Belize to Panama.
A rose, Zéphirine Drouhin, against a black background

What Do Gardens and Murder Have in Common?

Writers have long plotted murder mysteries in gardens of all sorts. What makes these fertile grounds for detective fiction?
Hunters in the Snow (Winter) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Climate Canvasses of the Little Ice Age

Low Country artists of the late Renaissance and Early Baroque eras captured the happiness and hardships of snowy winters—an ever rarer phenomenon now.
A river cruise from Rostov to Ulyanovsk, 1975 via Wikimedia Commons

Workers of the World, Take PTO!

Vacations in the Soviet Union were hardly idylls spent with one’s dearest. Everything about them—from whom you traveled with to what you ate—was state determined.
People gather in protest against the death of Mahsa Amini along the streets on September 19, 2022 in Tehran, Iran.

Iran’s Protest Culture

A succession of authoritarian regimes birthed a strong tradition of collective action.