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Toward a history of creativity and beef.
Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward presented a twentieth century that was free of nineteenth-century drudgery.
A look at the crossroads where literature and politics meet, and the relationship between art and ideas.
Orson Welles became a star not by creating some great work, but by simply scaring the hell out of people.
Exploring—and ignoring—climate chaos in the South Pacific.
As biometric tracking takes over the modern workplace, the old game of labor surveillance is finding new forms.
How ISIS is hastening the end of the Yezidis’ ancient oral tradition.
There are few better interpreters of modern metropolitan life than sociologist Erving Goffman.
The brutality of Islamist terrorism has many precedents.
How science and myth collide in water.