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.

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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.

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In his dying years, Tony Judt cautioned us that remembering the 20th century just as a catalog of horrors flattens what actually happened.