What is it like to see your city bombed out, like London during the Blitz, yet more or less intact?
Walt Whitman gives us a window into the ways that Americans once dealt with unmanageable tragedy.
Reach out and don’t touch someone.
While working on Brain Magnet, I got the chance to sit down for a chat with Michigan State […]
Gaston Bachelard’s 1958 classic The Poetics of Space offers a fresh way of thinking about our increasingly cloistered existences.
The coronavirus crisis shows that an economy that only rewards and protects the most privileged workers is vulnerable to collapse.
I was in my first year or so in a PhD program when I realized something weird. A […]
The Good Place’s finale reminds us of things we never knew — like the impossibility of Heaven, and the reality of our singular, inescapable loneliness.