Tim Brinkhof is a Dutch-born, New York-based journalist reporting on art, history, and literature. He studied early Netherlandish painting and Slavic literature at New York University, worked as an editorial assistant for Film Comment magazine, and has written for Esquire, Film & History, History Today, and History News Network.
Voyage into the lawless world of experimental literature.
The Te’omim Cave in the Jerusalem Hills is filled with skulls and oil lamps — objects a new study says may have been used in dark rituals.
What better explains the prevalence of heavy metal in Scandinavian countries: culture or economy?
These initially sympathetic characters take readers down a dark path.
Those white, marble statues you see in museums all over the world were originally painted with bright colors.
Mounted on horses and armed with unique, powerful bows, the archers of Genghis Khan inspired terror wherever they rode.
A classical equivalent to Chanel No. 5.
Hybrid animals emerge when two different species from the same family reproduce. For many years, the kunga’s lineage was just another genetic mystery.
Aiming to unlock the secrets of his unconscious mind, Jung experimented with intensive daydreaming.
Ignoring the legacy of William Shakespeare is difficult for any writer, let alone one as quintessentially English as "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien.
When done right, dark humor can help us face inconvenient truths and question stifling social conventions.
People discovered prehistoric fossils long before Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species." The remains of these unknown creatures often puzzled their discoverers.
Dante’s epic journey through hell and heaven reveal how the poet felt about his own country.
They had the technology. So why didn't they use it?
Take a closer look before judging a book by its title.
The key to its success lies not in its understanding of technology, but in its understanding of human nature.
An insect? A vermin? An unwanted animal? What in the world is Franz Kafka talking about?
At the turn of the millennium, a physicist fooled the global scientific community with the greatest discovery that never existed.
A new book by historian and author Paul Strathern argues that the Northern European Renaissance has long been overlooked.
Before Constantine received his history-defining vision, a pagan Sun god paved the way for Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into the Eternal City.
From forgotten Hollywood movies to Frank Herbert’s "Dune," science fiction illustrates some of our deepest fears about technology.
Mansa Musa, perhaps history's richest man, claims he ascended the throne of Mali after his predecessor sailed west and never came back. Could he have made it to the New World?
Soviet censorship was thorough yet fallible.
500 sheep were slaughtered to produce the 2,060 pages of the "Codex Amiatinus," a Latin translation of the Bible.
Rather than sending serial killer art to auctions, it should be sent to abnormal psychologists for research.
You can learn a lot about life through literature's most unrespectable and heinous characters.
"The Man in the High Castle" may be the most beloved alternate history book, but it is not the most historically accurate.