Andrzej Kula

Boudica Was Victorious
World + People
Science

Boudica Was Victorious

Boudica, the queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, led a revolt against the Roman occupation of Britain. She will not be forgotten any time soon.
Andrzej Kula
You Don’t Come Here Voluntarily
Art + Stories
Experiences

You Don’t Come Here Voluntarily

In the late 19th-century, Anton Chekhov visited the penal colony on Sakhalin island and wrote about the fate of the convicts there. What did he see?
Andrzej Kula
How Arne Sowed the Seed
World + People
Nature

How Arne Sowed the Seed

Almost half a century ago, the Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss created the concept of deep ecology. We still have much to learn from his principles today.
Andrzej Kula
The Digital Precambrian
Art + Stories
Experiences

The Digital Precambrian

More than half a century ago, PLATO became the world’s first computer system. But it soon ran into some problems that we still experience today...
Andrzej Kula
The Raft of Thor
Art + Stories
Experiences

The Raft of Thor

The Kon-Tiki expedition aimed to prove that Polynesians were descended from the Indigenous peoples of Central and South America. Its results were impressive, but problematic.
Andrzej Kula
The Haka
Art + Stories
Experiences

The Haka

The haka – a traditional Māori dance – is well-known from the New Zealand rugby team. What are its cultural origins?
Andrzej Kula
More Than a Thousand Words
World + People
The Other School

More Than a Thousand Words

Isotype – the set of pictorial symbols developed by Otto and Marie Neurath – was an egalitarian project, aimed at developing a universal language for communicating social-scientific data.
Andrzej Kula
The Lost Memoirs of Alexander Selkirk
Art + Stories
Fiction

The Lost Memoirs of Alexander Selkirk

In 1704, Alexander Selkirk found himself exiled on the island of Más a Tierra, next to South America. Our author channels Selkirk’s voice to recount his seafaring life.
Andrzej Kula
The Little Brother of War
Art + Stories, World + People
Dreams and Visions, Fiction

The Little Brother of War

Lacrosse is North America’s oldest sport, practised by the various Native American peoples long before the Europeans colonized their land – and the game.
Andrzej Kula
As Athletic as a Yak
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

As Athletic as a Yak

According to legend, Amanita muscaria – the fly agaric mushroom – has incredible strengthening properties. Might athletes gain an advantage from consuming fungi?
Andrzej Kula
No Bread, No Circuses
Art + Stories
Fiction

No Bread, No Circuses

The pandemic has already delayed the 2020 Olympic Games. But sporting tournaments are already facing a larger issue: global warming.
Andrzej Kula
Enthusiasm Goes by Many Names
Soul + Body
Wellbeing, Good Mood

Enthusiasm Goes by Many Names

It seems clear why Olympic athletes are driven to compete in their sporting disciplines. But what about the perennial losers who persevere in the face of inevitable defeat?
Andrzej Kula