“Time and Curiosity: Journey to the Outside”: I’m uncomfortable with ‘outsider art’ because so much of the ‘appreciation’ of it boils down to mean-spirited kitschery. And yet obviously there are a lot of people for whom this stuff exerts a genuine, if occasionally troubling, fascination – Irwin Chusik’s book on Outsider Music initially looks like an opportunity for its readers to pat themselves on the back about how ‘out there’ their tastes are, but this essay, adapted from its afterword, says some sensible and interesting things nonetheless.