Keen On

By Andrew Keen

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Nobody asks sharper or more impertinent questions than Andrew Keen. In KEEN ON, Andrew cross-examines the world’s smartest people on politics, economics, history, the environment, and tech. If you want to make sense of our complex world, check out the daily questions and the answers on KEEN ON. Named as one of the "100 most connected men" by GQ magazine, Andrew Keen is amongst the world's best-known technology and politics broadcasters and commentators. In addition to presenting KEEN ON, he is the host of the long-running show How To Fix Democracy and the author of four critically acclaimed books about the future, including the international bestselling CULT OF THE AMATEUR. Keen On is free to listen to and will remain so. If you want to stay up-to-date on new episodes and support the show please subscribe to Andrew Keen’s Substack. Paid subscribers will soon be able to access exclusive content from our new series Keen On America.

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Episode Date
Episode 2031: Keith Teare explains why Silicon Valley is celebrating like it's 2027
Jun 21, 2024
Episode 2102: Peter S. Goodman on How the World Ran Out of Everything
Jun 21, 2024
Episode 2101: Bethanne Patrick's six new books to reach on the porch or beach this June
Jun 20, 2024
Episode 2100: Banning Lyon's remarkable memoir of trauma, healing and the outdoors
Jun 19, 2024
Episode 2099: John Ganz on how America cracked up in the early 1990s
Jun 18, 2024
Episode 2098: Guy Lawson gets us inside the biggest scandal in the history of college sports
Jun 17, 2024
Episode 2097: Keen On America featuring Francis S. Barry
Jun 17, 2024
Episode 2096: Sasha Vasilyuk uncovers Ukraine secretive history by digging into the Soviet past
Jun 16, 2024
Episode 2095: Keith Teare on why the AI game in Silicon Valley might already be all over
Jun 15, 2024
Episode 2094: Joseph O'Neill on football as the ugly game of neo-colonial exploitation
Jun 14, 2024
Episode 2093: J. Albert Mann offers a Young Person's Guide to the History of American Labor
Jun 14, 2024
Episode 2092: Shane Burley on why Anti Zionism isn't Antisemitism
Jun 13, 2024
Episode 2091: Lilie Chouliaraki on the Weaponization of Victimhood
Jun 12, 2024
Episode 2090: Meredith Broussard on the digital "revolution" of artificial unintelligence and inequality
Jun 11, 2024
Episode 2089: D.W. Gibson celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Seattle's 1999 World Trade Organization protests
Jun 10, 2024
Episode 2088: Jeremy Utley on how to facilitate epiphanies
Jun 09, 2024
Episode 2087: Alex Dang and Ilya Strebulaev on How to Think Like a Venture Capitalist
Jun 08, 2024
Episode 2086: Keith Teare on Silicon Valley's Trump-Biden dilemma
Jun 07, 2024
Episode 2085: KEEN ON America featuring Nick Bryant
Jun 06, 2024
Episode 2084: Terry H. Anderson on why the 1990's still matter so much
Jun 05, 2024
Episode 2083: Andrew Lipstein on the $15 Trillion 401(k) Doomsday that might trigger a global economic catastrophe
Jun 04, 2024
Episode 2082: James Kirchick explains why a chill has fallen over Jews in the American publishing industry
Jun 03, 2024
Episode 2081: Robert Wolcott on how just-In-time technology is about to radical transform business, society and daily life
Jun 02, 2024
Episode 2080: Keith Teare's defense of technological utopianism
Jun 01, 2024
Episode 2079: Jeremy S. Adams on Lessons in Liberty from ten extraordinary Americans
May 31, 2024
Episode 2078: Spencer Kornhaber on our carnally confused age in which sex is always in our heads but not in our beds
May 30, 2024
Episode 2077: Kathleen DuVal on a Thousand Year History of Native Nations in North America
May 29, 2024
Episode 2076: Sir Tim Lankester on the promise, failure and legacy of Margaret Thatcher's monetarist revolution
May 28, 2024
Episode 2075: Bethanne Patrick's six must-read new books for May
May 27, 2024
Episode 2074: Raghuram Rajan on why India must break the mold if it is become a prosperous 21st century economy
May 26, 2024
Episode 2073: Sulmaan Wasif Khan on the past, present and future conflict between America and China over Taiwan
May 25, 2024
Episode 2072: Keith Teare on Scarlett Johansson's voice and the creative promise/peril of AI
May 24, 2024
Episode 2071: Jehuda Reinharz on Chaim Weizmann, the first President of Israel who aspired to be a British aristocrat
May 23, 2024
Episode 2070: John R. MacArthur warns that reading digital screens might be shrinking our brains
May 22, 2024
Episode 2069: KEEN ON America featuring Bobi Conn
May 21, 2024
Episode 2068: Jacob Kushner on the National Socialist Underground's plot to kill German immigrants
May 20, 2024
Episode 2067: Jordan Elgrably on richly complex stories about the Middle East and North Africa mostly ignored by Western media
May 19, 2024
Episode 2066: Steven Johnson on the invention of dynamite, anarchist violence and the rise of the 20th century surveillance state
May 17, 2024
Episode 2065: Craig Whitlock explains how an overweight Malaysian contractor known as Fat Leonard bribed, bilked and seduced the U.S. Navy
May 16, 2024
Episode 2064: Chris Gavaler explains how How Stars Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Marvel determine how we view reality
May 15, 2024
Episode 2063: Rabbi Shai Held on why Judaism is really all about Love
May 14, 2024
Episode 2062: KEEN ON AMERICA featuring Ali Velshi
May 13, 2024
Episode 2061: Rafil Kroll-Zaidi on Branson, Missouri, the most American town you've never heard of
May 12, 2024
Episode 2060: Ferdia Lennon on the tragicomedy of the Peloponnesian War
May 11, 2024
Episode 2059: Keith Teare on why critics of the iPad Crush advertisement are "haters of the future"
May 10, 2024
Episode 2058: Timothy Morton searches for a Christian Ecology that will get us out of our Planetary Hell
May 09, 2024
Episode 2057: KEEN ON America featuring R. Derek Black
May 08, 2024
Episode 2056: Kyle Paoletta exposes the 2024 Republican Primaries as "Farce"
May 07, 2024
Episode 2055: Michael Ignatieff on a history of his privileges
May 06, 2024
Episode 2054: Keith Teare follows the money of the online creative economy
May 05, 2024
Episode 2053: Vince Houghton on how the Cold War transformed Miami into America's most Covert City
May 04, 2024
Episode 2052: Bryan Caplan on the economic and philosophical case for the radical deregulation of the housing industry
May 03, 2024
Episode 2051: Mohamed Amer Meziane offers an ecological and racial history of seculization
May 02, 2024
Episode 250: Andrew J Scott on why we should care about old people
May 01, 2024
Episode 2049: KEEN ON AMERICA featuring Samyr Laine
May 01, 2024
Episode 2048: Tobias Buck on the Holocaust on Trial in the 21st Century
Apr 30, 2024
Episode 2047: Elisa New on Poetry in America
Apr 29, 2024
Episode 2046: David Faris on why American kids are all left these days
Apr 28, 2024
Episode 2045: Lisa Kaltenegger on the inevitability of the existence of non-human life somewhere in the Universe
Apr 27, 2024
Episode 2044: Warning! This KEEN ON conversation with Alex Edmans may contain lies
Apr 26, 2024
Episode 2043: Adam Kuper explains why our museums reveal much more about ourselves than about other people's cultures
Apr 25, 2024
Episode 2042: Robert Pearl MD explains how AI can regenerate the American medical system
Apr 24, 2024
Episode 2041: Dr. Judy Ho on how we can stop f*****g ourselves up
Apr 23, 2024
Episode 2040: Matt Hern on the revolutionary potential of suburbia
Apr 22, 2024
Episode 2039: KEEN ON AMERICA featuring Mark Danner
Apr 21, 2024
Episode 2038: Daniel Bessner on how the existential crisis of Hollywood's film & tv writers is the canary in the coal mine for the rest of America's professional elites
Apr 20, 2024
Episode 2037: Elliot Ackerman on the danger of mercenaries and the value of national service
Apr 19, 2024
Episode 2036: Stephen Marche, author of "The Next Civil War", on Alex Garland's new movie "Civil War"
Apr 18, 2024
Episode 2035: KEEN ON AMERICA featuring Christopher Schroeder
Apr 17, 2024
Episode 2034: Dale Maharidge tells American liberals to look in the mirror to understand the Doom Loop now engulfing their country
Apr 16, 2024
Episode 2033: Batya Ungar-Sargon on how American elites have betrayed the country's working men and women
Apr 15, 2024
Episode 2032: Natalie Foster on how the arc of the 21st century American moral universe is bending toward justice
Apr 14, 2024
Episode 2031: New books from Salman Rushdie, Erik Larsen, Amor Towles, Mohamed Amer Meziane, Patric Gagne & Leif Enger
Apr 13, 2024
Episode 2030: KEEN OF AMERICA featuring Sara Paretsky
Apr 12, 2024
Episode 2029: How to House America?
Apr 11, 2024
Episode 2028: KEEN ON AMERICA featuring Thelton Henderson
Apr 10, 2024
Episode 2027: Marc Hauser on giving children second chances to overcome trauma and lead happy lives
Apr 09, 2024
Episode 2026: Dr Damon Tweedy on today's struggle to center psychiatry and mental healthcare into the mainstream of the medical community
Apr 08, 2024
Episode 2025: On the eve of the eclipse, Christopher Cokinos illuminates the sun and moon's history and their future
Apr 07, 2024
Episode 2024: Sheryl Kaskowitz on how FDR and his New Deal team saved America from the Great Depression - one folk song at a time
Apr 06, 2024
Episode 2023: How the AI "bubble" isn't really a bubble and why Keith Teare might be emigrating to China
Apr 05, 2024
Episode 2022: Henk de Berg on the many similarities tying Donald Trump with Adolf Hitler
Apr 04, 2024
Episode 2021: Norman Ohler on Nazi Germany, the CIA, and the Dawn of the Psychedelic Age
Apr 03, 2024
Episode 2020: KEEN ON AMERICA featuring Arlie Russell Hochschild
Apr 02, 2024
Episode 2019: Ismar Volic explains how mathematics can save American democracy from the Trump/Biden gerontocratic duopoly
Apr 01, 2024
Episode 2018: Becca Rothfeld's celebration of mess, appetite and sexual desire
Apr 01, 2024
Episode 2017: David Masciotra finds the pathologies of American Totalitarianism in Exurbia
Mar 31, 2024
Episode 2016: Stefan Simchowitz on why he may be the most loathed man in the contemporary art world
Mar 31, 2024
Episode 2015: Is Apple about to pull out of the European Union and did Sam Bankman-Fried really deserve his 25 year jail sentence?
Mar 29, 2024
Episode 2014: B. Janet Hibbs explains why not-so-young Americans are retreating home to their parents and the other certainties of their former childhood
Mar 29, 2024
Episode 2013: Candida Moss on how Christian slaves helped write the Bible and why this will outrage some American evangelicals
Mar 28, 2024
Episode 2012: David Donnelly on the catastrophic costs to humanity of Silicon Valley surveillance capitalism
Mar 27, 2024
Episode 2011: KEEN ON AMERICA featuring Peter Wehner
Mar 25, 2024
Episode 2010: How everyone, even business school professors, are joining the anti big tech church
Mar 25, 2024
Episode 2009: Keith Teare on why Big Tech might be getting even BIGGER
Mar 24, 2024
Episode 2008: Chris French on the Science of Weird S**t
Mar 23, 2024
Episode 2007: Bethanne Patrick's guide to a literary March madness
Mar 22, 2024
Episode 2006: Everything you wanted to know about sex but didn't have the imagination to ask
Mar 21, 2024
Episode 2005: Why the Pete Rose story is as much about the rise and fall of America as it is about the fate of Charlie Hustle
Mar 20, 2024
EPISODE 2004: Jacob Heilbrunn on conservative America's 100 year romance with foreign dictators like Kaiser Wilhelm II, Mussolini, Pinochet, Orban and Putin
Mar 19, 2024
Episode 2003: Martin Sixsmith on Vladimir Putin and the return of history to Russia and the West
Mar 18, 2024
Episode 2002: Elaine Lin Hering gives voice to the "Unsilent Generation"
Mar 17, 2024
Episode 2001: KEEN ON AMERICA featuring Adam Hochschild
Mar 16, 2024
Episode 2000: Keith Teare on why the Congressional attempt to ban TikTok is astonishingly dumb
Mar 15, 2024
Episode 1999: Sasha Issenberg offers a playbook for winning elections in our disinformation age
Mar 14, 2024
Episode 1998: Emily Raboteau on how to mother against "the apocalypse"
Mar 13, 2024
Episode 1997: Benjamin Shestakofsky reveals the inegalitarianism at the heart of the startup economy
Mar 12, 2024
Episode 1996: Frank H. McCourt, Jr explains why rebuilding the Internet is THE most important issue of our time
Mar 11, 2024
Episode 1995: Sam Daley-Harris explains how to reclaim American democracy
Mar 10, 2024
Episode 1994: Why 1924 was the year that Adolf Hitler became "Hitler" and what it teaches us about the crisis of American democracy in 2024
Mar 09, 2024
Episode 1993: Keith Teare on the Hobbesian war of all-against-all inside & outside Silicon Valley
Mar 08, 2024
Episode 1992: Andrew Cockburn explains how Dr. Strangelove has always been a feature - rather than a bug - of Silicon Valley
Mar 07, 2024
Episode 1991: Bethanne Patrick on how to disrupt the disruption of our revolutionary age
Mar 06, 2024
Episode 1990: James Kaplan on Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Bill Evans and the making of the most miraculous jazz record of all time
Mar 06, 2024
Epiosode 1989: Travis Rieder explains why an ethically pure life is neither moral nor practical in our complex world
Mar 04, 2024
Episode 1988: How the Patty Hearst saga captured the paranoia of early 70's America
Mar 03, 2024
EPISODE 1977: Max Stearns on why a "Parliamentary America" is the best fix for the country's broken democratic system
Mar 02, 2024
Episode 1976: Keith Teare on the DEI Elephant in every Silicon Valley Boardroom
Mar 01, 2024
Episode 1975: Ira Shapiro explains how Mitch McConnell Betrayed America
Feb 29, 2024
EPISODE 1974: Getting beyond Oppenheimer
Feb 28, 2024
A Belated February Reading List
Feb 27, 2024
Navigating the labyrinth of Argentina's bankrupt economy
Feb 27, 2024
Why we remember and why we forget
Feb 25, 2024
Waking Up White
Feb 24, 2024
A Brave New World of AI, Virtual Reality and Memetic Culture
Feb 23, 2024
Against Marriage
Feb 22, 2024
Why the Shadows of Socrates still haunt us today
Feb 21, 2024
The forced erasure of gays from 20th century American life
Feb 20, 2024
The Biggest Liberal Loser or an Iconic Progressive?
Feb 19, 2024
In defense of geeky intellectuals
Feb 18, 2024
Why do we seem to have so little free time?
Feb 17, 2024
And the Oscar goes to.....
Feb 16, 2024
Unpacking the Facebook tragedy
Feb 16, 2024
Will Putin ever die?
Feb 15, 2024
Should Americans pursue virtue or happiness?
Feb 14, 2024
A Case for Reparations
Feb 13, 2024
Exposing Hollywood's most notorious interwar celebrity spy
Feb 12, 2024
What chance peace in Israel?
Feb 11, 2024
How to write a #1 global bestseller
Feb 09, 2024
How Tucker Carlson's Putin interview captures today's "new, new media" revolution
Feb 09, 2024
Uncovering the world's mightiest (and tiniest) narco-state
Feb 09, 2024
in defense of cultural liberalism
Feb 07, 2024
Do nations have psychologies and can they experience collective trauma?
Feb 07, 2024
After Rape
Feb 06, 2024
Born in Blood: Scott Gac explains why violence is the defining feature of American history
Jan 28, 2024
Can the American university survive the 21st century? Nicholas Dirks explains why American universities need to reinvent themselves in our winner-take-all age of social media and AI
Jan 28, 2024
How to Win the Global Battle to Power our Lives? Ernest Scheyder on the new economic war between China and the West to control critical minerals like lithium, copper and cobalt
Jan 27, 2024
Why Scientific Truth Might Be Infinitely Weirder Than Scientific Fiction: Mike Chen on "A Quantum Love Story"
Jan 27, 2024
Should Elon Musk have publicly visited Auschwitz? Keith Teare on Musk, X, Instagram and the breakdown of civility in our social media age
Jan 26, 2024
Why today's internet is simultaneously autocratic and plutocratic: Ehud Shapiro on the egalitarian architecture necessary to build genuine digital democracy
Jan 26, 2024
Why Writing a Book is an Act of Free Will: Kevin Mitchell on free agency and how evolution gave us free will
Jan 25, 2024
Why Does Everything Need To Be About Race? Keith Boykin on Claudine Gay, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott and why the real function of racism is distraction
Jan 25, 2024
Suburbia and American Disillusionment: Benjamin Herold on the unravelling of both America's suburbs and the American dream
Jan 25, 2024
The War for Israel's Soul: Bernard Avishai on the age old battle in Israel between globalists and messianic Zionists
Jan 23, 2024
A Winston Churchill for our TikTok age? Simon Shuster on Volodymyr Zelensky, the workaholic improv politician who needs to be loved by his Ukrainian people
Jan 18, 2024
A venture capitalist imagines a world after capital: Albert Wenger on work, leisure and the environment in the AI age
Jan 18, 2024
In Trouble With Gender: Alex Byrne explores slippery sex facts and factual gender fictions
Jan 18, 2024
Can AI produce genuine culture? Martin Puchner on the future of artistic creativity in the age of the smart machine
Jan 18, 2024
Radically reinventing America in upstate New York: Susan Danzinger on how to effectively put philosophy into action
Jan 17, 2024
Why Generative AI represents an existential threat to the creative community: Ed Newton-Rex warns about the dire consequences of generative AI companies "scraping" data without acknowledging its creators
Jan 17, 2024
The Cult of the Algorithm: Hilary Mason peers behind the hidden door of AI, gaming and storytelling
Jan 17, 2024
What killed capitalism? Yanis Varoufakis' murder mystery about the death of capitalism and our descent into "techno feudalism"
Jan 17, 2024
Yes, there is an alternative to free market capitalism (and, no, it's not socialism): Nick Romeo on how to build a just economy
Jan 17, 2024
Don't Trust Us: Frank Vogl exposes the marketing scammers behind the increasingly mainstream success of cryptocurrency
Jan 16, 2024
Why there might be a ghost in all our smart machines: Kenneth Cukier on AI, spirituality and a new humanism in our digital age
Jan 16, 2024
Unlocking and decrypting 2024: Azeem Azhar on AI's impact on politics, economics and society in the coming year
Jan 16, 2024
The Wicked Art of the Gothic Thriller: Abbott Kahler on writing unnerving literature about unnerving times
Jan 16, 2024
10 must read books for 2024: Bethanne Patrick on intriguing fiction and non-fiction to read in the new year
Jan 15, 2024
Is the current AI boom just another Silicon Valley bubble? John Thornhill separates the truth from the fiction of today's AI hysteria
Jan 15, 2024
Confessions of a Disillusioned Social Scientist: Brian Klaas on why we are all random accidents of chance and chaos
Jan 15, 2024
How foreign lobbyists in America threaten democracy around the world: Casey Michel on the dirty overseas money sloshing around both sides of American politics
Jan 09, 2024
Should you have sex with your robot?
Jan 09, 2024
Should you have sex with your robot? Eve Herold on our narcissistic echo-chamber culture in which we are falling in love with our robots (ie: ourselves)
Jan 09, 2024
How American healthcare is rigged against ethical doctors and poor patients: Dr Robert Pearl explains how the system can be reformed in 2024
Jan 08, 2024
Why a future of digitally connected brains is now on the horizon: PJ Caldas on the networked tsunami that is about to transform all our realities
Jan 08, 2024
What happens when AI "drifts"? Dominique Shelton Leipzig offers protection from the high-risk dangers of algorithmic malfunction
Jan 07, 2024
Turning writing into a habit that lasts: Bec Evans on how to start and finish books and why binge writing isn't a bad habit
Jan 07, 2024
Why all crises of capitalism are caused by moral failures: Colin Mayer on the social responsibility of business in every industry, from oil to tobacco to genetic engineering and AI
Jan 07, 2024
That Will Be The Year: Keith Teare predicts the major political, economic and technological developments for 2024
Jan 06, 2024
How to learn to tell the truth about ourselves: Dr .Annie Zimmerman explains how therapy can allow us to break free from old patterns and transform our lives
Jan 06, 2024
The Illusion of More: David Newhoff explains why we don't need GenerativeAI to make good art
Jan 05, 2024
Eyeless in Digital Gaza: Eryk Salvaggio sifts through the debris of our AI age in which we can no longer trust anything we see
Jan 05, 2024
What it's like to be a Russian these days: Marzio G. Mian ventures behind the new Iron Curtain to find caviar, counterculture and a reborn cult of Stalin
Jan 05, 2024
Why Impeachment remains an Indelible Stain on the Presidencies of Nixon, Clinton and Trump: Michael J. Gerhardt's guide for engaged citizens to the the law of Presidential impeachment
Jan 04, 2024
How to break out of the tyranny of the travel search box: Rafat Ali on the impact of AI on the travel industry
Jan 04, 2024
Why OpenAI has an Uber problem
Jan 04, 2024
Why OpenAI has an Uber problem: Tim O'Reilly explains how all successful companies depend on successful ecosystems
Jan 04, 2024
A former mobster's history of organized crime in America
Jan 03, 2024
A former mobster reveals the history of organized crime in America: Louis Ferrante charts the meteoric rise of the Mafia from 1860s Sicily to 1960s America
Jan 02, 2024
We've Been Here Before: Alix Olson and Alex Zamalin offer both radically new and historically trusted strategies for resisting neo-liberalism
Jan 02, 2024
On our nostalgia for vinyl records and authoritative political leaders
Jan 02, 2024
Why predicting the future of tech is for fools: Keith Teare looks back at 2023 and gives some hints as to what might happen in 2024
Dec 29, 2023
Digging into the crate of Roman history: Hari Kunzru on our nostalgia for vinyl records and the reappearance of ethnic nationalism in Italy
Dec 29, 2023
How everyone, even Benjamin Netanyahu, has a soul: Noa Yedlin explains why literary humor isn't a funny thing and imagines the kind of character Netanyahu might be in a novel
Dec 28, 2023
Why bankers represents both the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde of American capitalism: Gerard Epstein on how to bust the bankers' club and create a more equitable financial system for the rest of us
Dec 27, 2023
Against the chronic short-termism that undermines how we think about money and value: Charles Crowson explains why time really matters in economics
Dec 27, 2023
Why 2023 was the year in which we finally got to converse with AI: Kevin Surace explains why creative artists must master AI technology in 2024
Dec 26, 2023
The KEEN ON 2023 Fiction Awards: Bethanne Patrick's six favorite novels of the year
Dec 20, 2023
In Defense of Henry Kissinger's "pragmatic realism": Charles Kupchan critiques the illusional idealism that he believes has undermined American foreign policy over the last decade
Dec 19, 2023
Why the 21st Century will be the Asian Century: Kishore Mahbubani on the end of Western domination and the rise of Asian societies, economies and philosophies
Dec 19, 2023
International anarchy, murderous crime lords and the 21st century nation-state: Miles Johnson explains how the violence of today's international criminal gangs mirror the authoritarian politics of our age
Dec 18, 2023
How AI can fix the future of healthcare, education and climate: Mark Minevich imagines a planet positively powered by AI
Dec 17, 2023
Among the Criminal Bros: Max Marshall on a Fraternity crime story that reflects the rigged system of money and power in 21st century America
Dec 16, 2023
The victory of the gut over reason: Kevin Casas-Zamora worries about the fragile state of democracy around the world in 2023
Dec 16, 2023
On the Dire State of the Free Press in 2024: Andy Lee Roth explains how "solutions journalism" offers a more truthful alternative to corporate owned media in America today
Dec 15, 2023
Why AI will radically disrupt traditional internet search engines: Keith Teare on Google, OPenAI and the crisis of online search economics
Dec 15, 2023
How collaborating on #CrimeTime strengthened this couple's marriage: Jeneva Rose and Drew Pyne discuss their TikTok driven crime mystery based on an actual robbery in their Chicago apartment building
Dec 15, 2023
Is there really rampant anti-semitism at elite American universities like Columbia? Shai Davidai on what these universities should be doing to confront anti-semitism and foster a two-state peace between Israelis and Palestinians
Dec 14, 2023
The 19th century American explorer who exposed the brutality of the Russian imperial system: Gregory Wallance on the original George Kennan and his epic journey through the frozen heart of Russia
Dec 13, 2023
Wall Street's Assault on Democracy: Georges Ugeux explains how today's financial markets exacerbate inequalities, create unsustainable government debt and foment authoritarianism
Dec 13, 2023
Getting to Know Ella Fitzgerald Through Her Music: Judith Tick on the canonical jazz singer who transformed both American song and culture
Dec 13, 2023
Five of the Non-Fictional Best: Bethanne Patrick picks her favorite non-fiction books for 2023
Dec 12, 2023
How Not To Age: Dr Michael Greger offers a simple dietary approach to getting healthier as we get older
Dec 11, 2023
Why it's time stop declaring war on everything: David Keen on the "Wreckonomics" of how we now find ourselves locked into so many failed economic, environmental and political policies
Dec 11, 2023
How our brains mirror the history of human evolution: Min W. Jung on the neuroscience of imagination and abstract thinking
Dec 11, 2023
A Return to Normal Abnormality in Silicon Valley: Keith Teare on why even some of the most highly capitalized AI start-ups are now running out of runway and will not survive
Dec 10, 2023
In Praise of Ineffective Altruism: Amy Schiller on how philanthropy went wrong and how to fix it
Dec 09, 2023
Should we let go of Philip Roth? Hannah Gold gets into Roth's mind, his hands and his followers
Dec 09, 2023
In Defense of Trash Talk: Rafi Kohan on Muhammed Ali, Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Elon Musk and why talking smack is as old as the Bible
Dec 08, 2023
Why even the smartest machine vision won't eliminate bias: Jill Walker Rettberg on how algorithms are changing the way we see and are seen by the world
Dec 07, 2023
When Language Was Up For Grabs: Ben Lerner warns against falling in love once again with the promise of digital technology to democratize language
Dec 06, 2023
The First Neo-Liberal or the Last Conservative? Jennifer Burns on Milton Friedman, the most controversial American economist of the 20th century
Nov 29, 2023
Why American humor isn't really being cancelled by the woke police: Kliph Nesteroff's history of showbiz and its perennial culture wars
Nov 28, 2023
Why all great geniuses are also rebels: Bulent Atalay on how Shakespeare, Da Vinci, Newton, Beethoven and Einstein all shared similarly transgressive minds
Nov 28, 2023
The Closing of the American Conservative Mind: Peter Wehner on the nihilism of the evangelical right in America today
Nov 28, 2023
We live our lives in small details: Lauren Grodstein on why she changed her mind about writing a novel about the Holocaust
Nov 27, 2023
Why the "Words of Cesar Chavez" still matter: Peter Slen on the labor leader, Christian Socialist and voice of Hispanic America
Nov 27, 2023
The book that transformed how Americans think about economics: Peter Slen on the impact of Rose and Milton Friedman's 1980 defense of free market capitalism, "Free to Chose"
Nov 27, 2023
In defense of digital education: William B. Eimicke on how to level the learning curve and create a more inclusive and connected university
Nov 27, 2023
Is the current Gazan ceasefire a mirage?Jason Pack on Qatar, Iran, Biden, Hamas, Israel and the road to order in the disordered Middle East
Nov 26, 2023
Ten Ways of Winning Differently in the AI Age: Kate Bravery's truths about work, skills and education in the smart machine epoch
Nov 25, 2023
Digital Lennonism: Marga Hoek imagines how tech can solve some of the world's greatest challenges
Nov 25, 2023
The Last Ships from Hamburg: Steven Ujifusa on the race to save Russia's Jews on the eve of World War I
Nov 24, 2023
OpenAI , Sam Altman and the new war over capitalism in Silicon Valley: Keith Teare on the moral fight over technological progress triggered by the OpenAI brouhaha
Nov 24, 2023
Eight brilliant books to give this Xmas: Bethanne Patrick's list of literary gifts that will delight even the most discerning reader
Nov 24, 2023
The Shame of America's Six Million Homeless People: Kevin F. Adler on the forgotten humanity and broken systems causing today's American homelessness crisis
Nov 24, 2023
Why only humans can imagine the future: Margaret Heffernan on art, creative uncertainty and the insatiability of AI moguls like Sam Altman
Nov 23, 2023
How to protect our all-too-human superpower of creative thinking: Viktor Mayer-Schonberger on the guardrails needed to regulate big data companies like OpenAI
Nov 23, 2023
A Uniquely Glittering Literary Club: Christopher De Hamel on the remarkable people behind a thousand years of medieval manuscripts
Nov 23, 2023
So what, exactly, is "equality"? Darrin McMahon on the history, from antiquity to today, of this most elusive idea
Nov 13, 2023
Why women might make better spies than men: Anna Pitoniak on the art of espionage and the tradecraft of the spy novelist
Nov 13, 2023
How the October 7 tragedy might turn out to be a game changer in a good way: Israeli writer Assaf Gavron on why we must "try again" to make peace in the Middle East
Nov 12, 2023
Six all-too-human books about AI: Bethane Patrick on the mavens, mavericks and mythology writing our smart machine future
Nov 11, 2023
This was the week that the world dramatically changed: Keith Teare celebrates the beginning of the end of the pre AI age
Nov 10, 2023
A classic novel that not only shaped America but also captured the authentic voice of the African-American South: Peter Slen on Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God", an anthropological fiction set in a particularly rough period in American
Nov 10, 2023
Why genuine neutrality was mostly a myth in the Second World War: Neill Lochery on the flight of Nazi treasure through "neutral" countries after the war
Nov 10, 2023
How to write poetry on a smartphone: Best-selling poet and TikTok sensation Whitney Hanson on the anxiety of her generation and why social media makes physical events more "real"
Nov 09, 2023
The dark truth of Mexico as a mostly truant state terrorized by subsistence gangsters and haunted by hollow people: Azam Ahmed on the story of a missing daughter, a violent Cartel and a mother's quest for vengeance
Nov 08, 2023
Do great leaders make history or does history make great leaders? Moshik Temkin on the art of leadership from FDR, Malcolm X and MLK to Trump and Biden
Nov 08, 2023
How to accurately reconstruct the entire 13.9 billion year history of the universe: David Helfand on the power of atomic science to unveil the mysteries of unreachably remote time and space
Nov 08, 2023
Turning Mrs Dalloway into a novel set in the New York City of April 2017: Lisa Gornick on writing a New York story in the philistine age of the Taliban and Donald Trump
Nov 07, 2023
An Unprincipled Man for our Unprincipled Times: Rob Copeland on Ray Dalio, the billionaire Big Brother of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund on the planet
Nov 07, 2023
How early 21st century America resembles late 19th century Russia: John Gray on our post-liberal future
Nov 07, 2023
The double life of America's most notorious agent of betrayal: Major Garrett on Robert Hanssen, the FBI spy and weaver of a web of lies, both outrageously large and pathetically small
Nov 06, 2023
How to make the most of college: Ben Wildavsky on the art of using college to build a career
Nov 06, 2023
Why the American mass incarceration system is jarringly unamerican: Ben Austen on parole, prison and the near impossibility of change in the current American criminal justice system
Nov 06, 2023
In defense of literary flyover country: Peter Slen on Willa Cather's "My Antonia", the 1918 novel that captured the ideal of immigrant middle America
Nov 03, 2023
Orwell and his women: Bethanne Patrick on new feminist takes on George Orwell - the man , the husband and the writer.
Nov 03, 2023
Guilty by seven crimes and death by a thousand verticals: Keith Teare on Sam Bankman-Fried and Palo Alto, Elon Musk and Rishi Sunak, and Space X and X
Nov 03, 2023
How to get more women in science right now: Lisa Munoz on implicit bias, leaky pipelines, tokenization and other explanations for the persistent gender gap in science
Nov 02, 2023
Did the KGB really invent the idea of the Palestinian nation in the 1960s? Pierre Rehov on Iranian financed sleeper-cells in US universities and why he admires Hamas' "evil mind"
Nov 02, 2023
Overcoming the politics of black grief and white grievance in America today: Juliet Hooker on why American democracy is in desperate need of an radical expansion of its political imagination
Nov 02, 2023
A remarkable American hero at a time in which many Americans are no longer comfortable with the heroic ideal: Ronald C. White on the life of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the unlikely hero of Gettysburg
Nov 01, 2023
The problem with stories about the Holocaust is that they are told by the survivors: Daniel Finkelstein on the extraordinary coincidences enabling the survival of his mum and dad from both Hitler and Stalin
Nov 01, 2023
Zero to Zero: William Deresiewicz on what happens when the price of online content is driven down to zero
Oct 31, 2023
Where have all the Democrats gone? Ruy Teixeira on why the Democratic Party needs to tone down the volume on cultural issues if it's to rediscover its soul
Oct 31, 2023
How this month's "almost miraculous" Polish election might be a hopeful sign for democracy everywhere: Maciej Kisilowski on the promise and peril of representative democracy in a post authoritarian Poland
Oct 31, 2023
Does today's climate change crisis represent an existential threat to humanity? Antonello Provenzale contextualizes the contemporary crisis within a history of climate change from the earth origins to the Anthropocene
Oct 31, 2023
An enigmatic city teetering on the edge of the world: John Kampfner on Berlin, a city of ghosts and memories where he can still smell the Wall
Oct 30, 2023
A Theory of Everyone (but not Everything): Michael Muthukrishna on how human-beings are a new kind of animal and why we need to transform the world into the most efficient laboratory possible
Oct 30, 2023
Why Americans have the constitutional right to sometimes lie: Jeff Kosseff protects free speech in our digital age of misinformation
Oct 29, 2023
Eight literary tricks and treats to scare you this Halloween: Bethanne Patrick on "app-aritions", cultural ghosts and unfamiliarly familiar haunted houses
Oct 28, 2023
Why our cyborg AI future may already have arrived in the trained-on-jargon "person" of Sam Bankman-Fried: Hito Steyerl on pyramid schemes, on-boarding tools and the "mean" creativity of our AI age
Oct 28, 2023
Is the venture capital industry a big ponzi scheme? Keith Teare separates the hyperbole from the hysteria of VC techno-optimism
Oct 27, 2023
The American Shakespeare or trash of the veriest sort? Peter Slen on Mark Twain's ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, the adventurous story of a young man and young nation on a great and not-so-great adventure
Oct 27, 2023
A Graphic Diary of the War in Ukraine: Nora Krug on the contrasting realities of a Ukrainian journalist and a Russian artist in the first year of Russian invasion
Oct 26, 2023
The Dismal Science investigates that most dismal of things - economic inequality: Branko Milanovic on visions of inequality from the French Revolution to the end of the Cold War
Oct 26, 2023
That Sinking Feeling of Falling Out of the Middle Class: Ray Suarez on his fear of being poor in the America of the inegalitarian Twenties
Oct 26, 2023
Celebrating a transcendental photography of nature that blurs art and science: Photographer Anand Varma on his lifelong wonder with the natural world
Oct 25, 2023
How to stand up to the apocalypse: Peter Sarris on Justinian, the 6th century Byzantine ruler who confounded a narrative of decline
Oct 25, 2023
The Fruit of the Gods or of the Devil? Alexander Sammon on the sordid history of the avocado, the thirstiest fruit on the planet
Oct 25, 2023
Why Nineteen Eighty-Four wasn't really like Nineteen-Eighty Four: Sandra Newman on Julia, Winston Smith and the totalitarianism of gender that George Orwell ignored in his masculine dystopia
Oct 24, 2023
How to Reawaken the American Dream: David Leonhardt on unions, constitutional reform, immigration and the need for a progressive populism
Oct 24, 2023
Why Generative AI could make artists extinct: Karla Ortiz warns about the existential "theft" at the heart of the AI revolution
Oct 24, 2023
Memoirs of a cranky old New York Gen X'er: Christian Lorentzen on the half-life of a literary critic in our digital age of cultural decay and disinformation
Oct 23, 2023
What makes humans so special? John Parrington on how human brains, unlike those of all other species, can turn matter into meaning
Oct 23, 2023
What the data tells us about the cancellation of the American mind: Greg Lukianoff on why today's cancel culture is as much of a threat to free speech as the McCarthyite Red Scare of the 1950s
Oct 23, 2023
Why an elite establishment economist is calling bullsh*t on the promise of the American dream: Jeff Fuhrer reveals the existential crisis of economic inequality now threatening the United States
Oct 22, 2023
Why Poland is still in therapy over its "complex" World War II history: Roger Moorhouse on the forgotten story of a Polish diplomatic rescue operation to save the lives of Polish Jews
Oct 22, 2023
How "responsible" was Benjamin Netanyahu for the events of October 7? Israel novelist Noa Yedlin on the worst thing that has happened to the Jewish people since the Holocaust
Oct 22, 2023
Broken bodies, broken homes, broken families & broken work: Alissa Quart reveals life on the edge in the world's richest country
Oct 21, 2023
How to resurrect the World's Greatest Detective: Sophie Hannah on her latest Agatha Christie sanctioned murder mystery HERCULE POIROT'S SILENT NIGHT
Oct 21, 2023
In Defense of Place: Seth Kaplan on how to repair American society, one zip code at a time
Oct 20, 2023
Should we celebrate or mourn technological abundance? Keith Teare weighs up the costs and benefits of abundant artificial intelligence
Oct 20, 2023
Why Oliver Wendell Holmes' book "Common Law" is most uncommon: Peter Slen on the 1881 legal classic that has profoundly shaped America
Oct 20, 2023
What is it about scientists that makes many of them so consensual and collaborative? Lorraine Daston explains how scientists have learned to cooperate with each other
Oct 20, 2023
Why the American Dream has turned into a nightmare for many Americans: Andrea Dobynes Wagner on life in the United States as a black woman with an invisible disability
Oct 19, 2023
Listening Once Again to Prozac: Peter D. Kramer offers a thirty year history of antidepressants and the remaking of the American self
Oct 19, 2023
The Impact of Small Things: Best-selling writer and Hollywood actress Annabelle Gurwitch on her experience of taking in a homeless couple in Los Angeles
Oct 19, 2023
Are handheld video games a valuable kind of art or are they a worthless technological curse? Jon Doyle celebrates the glory years of video gaming when handheld devices provided their users with a simultaneously social and intimate experience
Oct 18, 2023
Didn't we learn anything from COVID? Joe Nocera on why American capitalism needs to be radically reformed if it is to successfully confront the next pandemic
Oct 18, 2023
Burn Baby Burn: M.R. O'Connor on the life-giving force of fire to regenerate nature
Oct 18, 2023
Ten Years that Didn't Change the World: Vincent Bevins on the global mass protests of 2010-2020 that failed to change anything
Oct 18, 2023
The Canceling of the American Mind: Rikki Schlott on why she believes cancel culture is an existential threat to the free speech of both conservatives and progressives
Oct 17, 2023
The American Ant King who transformed our understanding of animal behavior: Richard Rhodes on E.O. Wilson and his scientific life in nature
Oct 17, 2023
Being less anxious about today's epidemic of anxiety: David Rosmarin on why anxiety is both normal and healthy and how we can thrive with it
Oct 17, 2023
The Big Fail or A Big Success? Bethany McLean on what the Covid pandemic reveals about strengths and weaknesses of American healthcare, innovation and capitalism.
Oct 16, 2023
It's a Horrible Situation..... I Wish I Could Sound More Cheerful: Former British Ambassador Alexander Hall Hall on Israel, Gaza and the New Global Disorder
Oct 16, 2023
The Care Economy as the Highest Stage of Capitalism: Premilla Nadasen explains why we need to bring care back to what she calls the "care" economy of healthcare and teaching
Oct 15, 2023
How to get to a regenerative future before we blow ourselves up: Trond Undheim on averting the end of the world by 2075
Oct 15, 2023
An obscure 1722 naval battle off the coast of West Africa which had a monumental impact on the history of America: Angela C. Sutton on the battle of Cape Lopez and the birth of chattel slavery as an American institution
Oct 15, 2023
Placing African-Americans at the center of their own story: Dylan Penningroth excavates the hidden histories of Black civil rights in 19th and 20th century America
Oct 14, 2023
Why cheap food isn't really cheap: Will Harris on the repellant nature of industrial farming and why the future of food should be local
Oct 14, 2023
What makes writing, speaking and computer programming similarly human activities: Michael Littman on why all humans, in our AI age, should learn a little programming
Oct 14, 2023
How to Take Liberties with History: Abby Smith Rumsey on what we should remember and what we should forget about the past
Oct 14, 2023
How to be Abe Lincoln: Jonathan Shapiro offers seven steps to finding a moral compass and living a worthy life
Oct 13, 2023
Why OpenAI could be worth $5 trillion by 2028: Keith Teare explains how OpenAI might already be the most valuable company on the planet
Oct 13, 2023
The Man Who Could See Around Corners: Peter Slen on Frederick Douglass and his 1845 autobiography about his life os an American slave
Oct 13, 2023
America in the Dillon era: Richard Aldous on Douglas Dillon and mainstream Republicanism in the Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson administrations
Oct 13, 2023
An American Gun for the age of Sandy Hook and Uvalde: Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson on the history of the AR-15, an assault weapon that captures contemporary America's love affair with technology, freedom and guns
Oct 12, 2023
How to transform yourself from a good girl into a bad b***h: Lisa Carmen Wang's bad b***h business bible for taking charge of your body, boundaries and bank account
Oct 12, 2023
Why Food Stamps Work: Christopher Bosso's political history - and defense - of SNAP
Oct 11, 2023
Saving Bill Clinton's life and other tales from the operating theater: Craig R. Smith on his life as one of America's most celebrated heart surgeons
Oct 11, 2023
A New Deal to Save the Earth: John J. Berger outlines the three dimensions to solving the world's climate crisis
Oct 11, 2023
The Emotional Life of Populism in Israel: Eva Illouz on Netanyahu, Hamas and what the left has lost by not embracing the fear, disgust, resentment and love that determine democratic politics
Oct 11, 2023
The October weekend that changed the Middle East forever: Uri Kaufman compares the Yom Kippur war of October 1973 with the Simchat Torah war of October 2023
Oct 11, 2023
Tripping into our brave new psychedelic world: Andy Mitchell on his odyssey into the new reality of psychedelics
Oct 10, 2023
The Blood Years, then and now: Elana K. Arnold on book banning, book burning and what we can learn from Second World War books about good and evil
Oct 10, 2023
Disorder, Disorder, Disorder: Jason Pack and Alexandra Hall Hall order our disordered world
Oct 10, 2023
Is peace there for the taking? Jason Pack on Israel, Gaza, the Middle East and beyond
Oct 09, 2023
The All American B***h: Evelyn McDonnell on Joan Didion's artistic sensibility and moral clarity
Oct 09, 2023
Why politics needs to be relegated to its proper place: Alexandra Hudson offers timeless principles on how to heal society and ourselves
Oct 09, 2023
Claudia Goldin, winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize for Economics, on women's journey to close the gender gap
Oct 09, 2023
The Myth of Progress: Erik J. Larson on Silicon Valley's failure to change anything of any significance since the Fifties
Oct 08, 2023
My Bath with Hitler: Kenneth Rendell on safeguarding history at a time when fakers are much smarter and more creative than their victims
Oct 08, 2023
The Human Tragedy and Political Shame of America's Mass Criminal Supervision System: Vincent Schiraldi on probation, parole and the illusion of safety and freedom in contemporary America
Oct 08, 2023
Iron Man, Ant-Man and our relentless thirst for parasocial super heroes: Joana Robinson and Gavin Edwards on the reign of Marvel Studios
Oct 07, 2023
The Right Female Stuff: Loren Grush on the story of America's first six female astronauts
Oct 07, 2023
Should environmentalists be utopian? Dickson Despommier imagines the perfect 21st century city
Oct 07, 2023
From Suicide Notes to Every Star That Falls: Michael Thomas Ford on 15 years that changed the world of teen mental health and sexual identity
Oct 06, 2023
Artificial Intelligence or Bust: Keith Teare on why AI might be the most important development in tech since the invention of the internet
Oct 06, 2023
Evil colonizers, brave explorers or clueless white men? Peter Slen on the geographical and literary exploits of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Oct 06, 2023
The real McElroy: Isle McElroy on what it means to be a non-binary writer and how it might feel like to be born into the wrong body
Oct 06, 2023
The Taylor Swift or Lady Di of the early 20th Century: Shelley Fraser Mickle on Alice Roosevelt, the White House wild child
Oct 06, 2023
The Repressive Power of Artificial Intelligence: Kian Vesteinsson on the crisis of freedom on the internet in 2023
Oct 05, 2023
All the American demons are there: Jake Tapper on how returning to the late 1970's can help us understand the America of the early 2020's
Oct 05, 2023
Modern Britain and all that caper: Jonathan Coe on British chocolate, the Royal Family and its decision to marry the wrong Super Power
Oct 05, 2023
An Old Story Told Differently: Bethanne Patrick on 8 books reimagining the experience of first generation immigrants
Oct 04, 2023
Against the Romance of Transformation: Leon Weiseltier on America's love affair with the promise of personal and social change
Oct 03, 2023
Normalizing China: Gilles Guiheux on China's very ordinary history between 1949 and today
Oct 03, 2023
Against Green Capitalism: Charles Derber on how big money fuels extinction and what we can do about it
Oct 03, 2023
No, Men aren't Angels: Peter Slen on why the Federalist Papers is one of the ten books that has most shaped America
Oct 02, 2023
Dumb devices, dumb bureaucrats and dumb entrepreneurs: Keith Teare on FTC chair Lina Khan, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried and why the iPhone is on the brink of becoming radically more intelligent
Sep 27, 2023
Why Disorder may be the New Order: Jason Pack on how the global system itself has gone rogue and no longer conforms with the textbooks
Sep 27, 2023
Why Artificial Intelligence will make us smarter: W. Russell Neuman presents AI as a progressive moment in human evolution
Sep 26, 2023
An Afterword to Words Themselves? Bethanne Patrick on six speculative novels which imagine a world saturated by AI
Sep 25, 2023
Should we punish innovation? Keith Teare on public and private investment markets, breaking up Google and paying to use X
Sep 24, 2023
The 10 books that have most shaped America: Peter Slen on Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE
Sep 22, 2023
The White Man's version of Democracy in America? Brook Manville on the "Civic Bargain" that defines the history of democracy in western civilization
Sep 22, 2023
How to think faster and talk smarter: Matt Abrahams on speaking successfully when you're put on the spot
Sep 22, 2023
"I want you to be more selfish": Millennial therapist Sara Kuburic on how to discover your true self and change your life
Sep 21, 2023
The case against forgiveness: Myisha Cherry questions a forgiving God, Christian forgiveness and happy Hollywood moral endings
Sep 21, 2023
The Buried History of Jerusalem: Andrew Lawler digs up the political archeology of the world's most contested city
Sep 21, 2023
Untangling the twin three-way relationships shaping the contemporary Middle East: Ilan Eyatar on Israel, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States
Sep 21, 2023
Nothing will ever be the same again: Hugh Eakin remembers the year when the United States bumped into Pablo Picasso and modern art arrived in America
Sep 21, 2023
How to ensure the survival of democracy: Josiah Ober on ancient Greece and Rome as models of self government by their citizens
Sep 20, 2023
There's No Them There, Only Us: Kerri Maher on the Jane Collective in the early 1970s and how to write fiction about an issue as divisive as abortion
Sep 20, 2023
On Power, Patriarchy and Privilege: Kemi Nekvapil offers a woman's guide to living and leading without apology
Sep 20, 2023
Is the American Constitution undermining American Democracy? Daniel Ziblatt on how constitutional reform can strengthen democracy in America
Sep 20, 2023
Blood in the Machine: Brian Merchant on what we can learn from the 19th century Luddites in our digital age of gig work and generative AI
Sep 19, 2023
Notes from the invisible underground: Kat Calvin on the 26 million American adults who have no government ID and, thus, in the eyes of the government, don't really exist
Sep 19, 2023
How the quest for respect can heal our divided world: Michele Lamont on rebuilding dignity in our age of anxiety , inequality and isolation
Sep 19, 2023
Why Justice is Coming to America: Cenk Uygur predicts that progressives are going to take over the country and how we are all going to love it
Sep 19, 2023
Confronting Amazon, Google and his own powerful family: John Sargent on his adventures and misadventures as CEO of one of the world's largest publishing companies
Sep 19, 2023
What's Your Lego? Bent Flyvbjerg on how to get big things done
Sep 19, 2023
Seeing through all the shtick: of parenting Gary John Bishop on how to grow up to become the parent your kids deserve
Sep 19, 2023
Is Web3 technology - Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, DAOs, NFTs et al - just the latest Silicon Valley hype? Alex Tapscott separates the signal from the noise on the internet's next economic and cultural frontier
Sep 18, 2023
Tyranny of an Ethnocratic Minority: Steven Levitsky on what an increasingly broken American political system has to learn from the democracies of Brazil and Argentina
Sep 18, 2023
When the stink became overwhelming: Corban Addison tells the true story of when large-scale farming went on trial in North Carolina
Sep 18, 2023
Your Face Belongs to Us: Kashmir Hill on a secretive startup's quest to end privacy as we know it
Sep 18, 2023
Eight novels to take to a desert island this Fall: Bethanne Patrick on new fiction about Haiti, Jamestown, 1984, Malaysia and women on the margins of the Vietnam war
Sep 18, 2023
On the Awesomeness of Globalization: Keith Teare explains why the next chapter of globalized technology will undermine the economic and political power of the nation-state
Sep 18, 2023
The Economic and Moral Case for Good Jobs: Zeynep Ton on why companies need to bring dignity, pay and meaning to everyone's work
Sep 17, 2023
How to stand up to a dictator: Maria Ressa on courage, honesty, perseverance and why must all fight for our future
Sep 15, 2023
The shocking saga of big media malfeasance rivaling Succession for its sex, lies and betrayals: Rachel Abrams on the Redstone dynastic struggle, former CBS executive Les Moonves and their significance to the Me Too movement
Sep 13, 2023
Why AI threatens not just writing, creativity and thinking, but also democracy: Naomi S. Baron on how new tools like Chat GPT are stopping us knowing who we really are as individuals
Sep 12, 2023
The Long Life of a Radical Gerontologist: Ken Dychtwald on how to age with purpose
Sep 12, 2023
The $100 Trillion Wealth Transfer: Ken Costa explains why the handover of wealth from Boomers to Gen Z must revolutionize capitalism
Sep 12, 2023
Why digital transformation isn't about technology: David Rogers on how to rebuild organizations in our age of continuous change
Sep 12, 2023
The most brutal and gruesome siege in human history? Prit Buttar on the siege of Leningrad 1941-42
Sep 12, 2023
Watch out for those Jewish space lasers: Mike Rothschild on the Rothschilds and 200 years of anti-semitic conspiracy theories
Sep 12, 2023
How to direct the power of digital technology into economic and political progress: Simon Johnson on what we can learn from our 1000-year struggle over technology and prosperity to make our age of Generative AI more equitable
Sep 11, 2023
On the science of failing well: Amy Edmondson explains why we need to take smart risks which will result in more, rather than fewer, failures
Sep 11, 2023
Don't Look Away: Alexander Batthyany on terminal lucidity, the "soul" and our final journey when we cross over the border from life to death
Sep 11, 2023
Extremely Socially Online: Taylor Lorenz on the untold story of fame, influence, and power on the internet
Sep 11, 2023
How to break free of "equality feminism": Marcie Bianco on the lie of equality and the feminist fight for freedom
Sep 10, 2023
Taming the Street then and now: Diana Henriques on the New Deal, FDR's fight to regulate American capitalism and its relevance in Joe Biden's America today
Sep 10, 2023
Was Richard Nixon really a Southern Californian paragon of cheerfulness , hard work and decency? Paul Carter's defense of the only US President born and raised in California
Sep 10, 2023
The Dirty Secrets of our Material World: Ed Conway on the six physical commodities underpinning the global extractive economy
Sep 10, 2023
An Un-Whitewashed Story of America: Michael Harriot on AF History, Black Twitter and how he "discovered" America at 8.00 pm on November 4, 1980
Sep 10, 2023
Eight great non-fiction reads for the Fall: LA Times book critic Bethanne Patrick on new books about video-gaming writers, Roman emperors, Rastafarian fathers, Jerusalem murders, American guns and the genealogy of the female body
Sep 10, 2023
Why money now is the most valuable commodity in Silicon Valley: Keith Teare explains how cash has become king for both tech investors and entrepreneurs
Sep 10, 2023
When fictional characters turn out to be more authentic than real people: Lang Leav on anti Asian racism in Australia and her love of the early internet as a place where she could escape how she looks
Sep 09, 2023
How Bill Clinton betrayed progressive ideas and capitulated to the right: Nelson Lichtenstein on the failure of the Clinton presidency and the transformation of American capitalism
Sep 09, 2023
Five Elemental Ways of Building a Sustainable Future: Stephen Porder on how five core elements changed earth's past and will shape our future
Sep 09, 2023
If you want to understand America, you have to understand basketball: Rich Cohen on the 1987-1988 NBA's "greatest season"
Sep 09, 2023
Imagine an AI that customizes a musical soundtrack of our lives: Niclas Molinder on the opportunities and threats that AI offers the creative community
Sep 07, 2023
AI as our Guttenberg moment: Moritz Schularick, the President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, on the economic significance of today's AI revolution
Sep 07, 2023
AI as our Oppenheimer moment: Benedikt Franke, CEO of the Munich Security Conference, on the geo-political significance of today's AI revolution
Sep 07, 2023
One year that changed the world: Ludwig Ensthaler on the short but revolutionary history of Generative AI
Sep 07, 2023
There will be no stock market on a dead planet: Sandrine Dixson-Decleve on how to transform extractive capitalism into a regenerative model of equitable economic progress
Sep 07, 2023
Why truthful stories about nature should have neither beginnings nor endings: Martin Puchner on telling circular environmental stories
Sep 06, 2023
Why there is hope in the soil: Jan-Gisbert Schultze on the transformational promise of regenerative agriculture
Sep 06, 2023
What, exactly, is circular economics? Martjin Lopes Cardozo on the current state of the circular economy
Sep 06, 2023
The Age of the Sustainable City: Ian Goldin on how to make the 21st century city the heart of a new circular economy
Sep 06, 2023
Trust and the Tokenization of Value: Rachel O'Dwyer on the future of money in our age of the digital platform
Aug 29, 2023
Containing and Controlling AI: Mustafa Suleyman on how to strengthen the nation-state in the coming wave of radical technological disruption
Aug 29, 2023
Silicon Valley's Destruction of Reality: Jonathan Taplin on how 4 tech billionaires are selling us a fantasy future of the Metaverse, Mars, and Crypto
Aug 28, 2023
I Must Resist: Michael G. Long celebrates the political and personal bravery of Bayard Ruskin on the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington
Aug 28, 2023
Why extraterrestrial life doesn't give a damn about us: Avi Loeb on the search for interstellar species and our future in the stars
Aug 28, 2023
Saving the Planet Five Times Faster: Simon Sharpe rethinks the science, economics and diplomacy of climate change
Aug 28, 2023
Exposing Beijing's Rotten Rules: Bethany Allen on how an authoritarian China is weaponizing its economy to confront the world
Aug 28, 2023
Eighteen Days in October: Uri Kaufman on the Yom Kippur War and the how it created the modern Middle East
Aug 27, 2023
SPACs, Scams and Hit Jobs: Keith Teare defends former SPAC king Chamath Palihapitiya from "hit job" accusations of scamming small investors
Aug 25, 2023
Nine Noteworthy Novels: Bethanne Patrick on fast, furious and fun reads for the dying days of summer
Aug 25, 2023
TECHNOSLEEP: Sleep sociologist Katherine Conveney on the technological past, present and future of sleep
Aug 25, 2023
Mr and Mrs Orwell's Invisible Lives: Anna Funder shines a light on Eileen O'Shaughnessy, George Orwell's homosexuality, and patriarchy as doublethink
Aug 25, 2023
How billionaires have colonized the New York City skyline: Katherine Clarke on the race to build the world's most exclusive skyscrapers
Aug 24, 2023
Say Everything Everywhere: Scott Rosenberg remembers the digital origins of bulletin boards, blogging and the social media revolution
Aug 24, 2023
This Is Wildfire: Nick Mott on how to protect ourselves, our homes and our communities in the age of heat
Aug 24, 2023
Why Twitter and Facebook are like nuclear weapons: Umut Ozkirimli traces his personal history of social media from the 2013 Gezi Park uprising to his own cancellation in 2020
Aug 24, 2023
Why the Revolution Won't Be Retweeted: Ece Temelkuran on social media's failure to change the world
Aug 24, 2023
The New Heart of Darkness: Siddharth Kara on how the (rechargable) blood of the Congo powers our lives
Aug 24, 2023
Playing Chess against Nature: Rafael Yuste explains how today's advances in neuroscience will eventually lead to a new Renaissance in understanding who exactly we are as a species
Aug 23, 2023
Sex, Faith and Murder in an Early 19th Century New England Mill Town: Bruce Dorsey on the first true crime story that captivated America
Aug 23, 2023
Why today's "Polycrisis" is akin to living in a hospice: Anya Kamenetz untangles the environmental, psychological, epidemiological, economic and political crises of our age
Aug 23, 2023
Why Big Tech threatens our civil rights, economy and democracy: Silicon Valley insider Tom Kemp warns about the existential dangers of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple
Aug 23, 2023
Can there be liberty in the Greater Middle East without democracy? Robert D. Kaplan on why Singapore offers a palatable political model for countries lying between the Mediterranean and China
Aug 22, 2023
Remembering the Digital Future: Ethan Zuckerman on the history of blogging, the Arab Spring and why there will never be another Twitter
Aug 22, 2023
The Silicon Valley Playbook for Existential Success: Behnam Tabrizi on why some companies succeed and others fail in the perpetual struggle to survive in today's innovative economy
Aug 21, 2023
On the Disinformation of Trump, RFK Jr and Putin: Lee McIntyre explains how we can fight for truth and protect democracy
Aug 21, 2023
What, exactly, is female beauty? Celeste Marcus on Bardot and Barbie as rival and perhaps incompatible types of beautiful women
Aug 21, 2023
Liberal Saint or Monty Pythonesque Sinner? D.J. Taylor uncovers a "New Life" for George Orwell that resurrects the iconic 20th century writer for a 21st century audience
Aug 21, 2023
8 inspiring non-fiction reads for the summer: Bethanne Patrick on books about New York City sex cults, the oceanic underworld, Ghanian confidence tricksters and American women, fathers and sons
Aug 18, 2023
What history teaches us about the future of venture capitalism: Keith Teare on how being a good investor requires us to overcome our emotions
Aug 18, 2023
Why Podcasters should NEVER read advertisements on their own shows: Jemima Kelly on the gross inauthenticity of podcasts and most other forms of "social" media
Aug 18, 2023
So how much would you pay for the Mona Lisa? Arturo Cifuentes explains the cost of art and why valuing paintings is like evaluating the price of real-estate
Aug 17, 2023
The Not-So-Secret World of Black Twitter: Deesha Philyaw on social media, the influencer generation and the loneliness of online existence
Aug 17, 2023
Getting Beyond the Happy Talk of Liberal Orthodoxy: Susan MacKenty Brady explains how men and women can begin talking fearlessly to one another again
Aug 17, 2023
The Woman Who Couldn't Wake Up: Quinn Eastman on Hypersomnia and the science of sleepiness
Aug 16, 2023
How Trust Works: Peter Kim on the science of how relationships are built, broken, and repaired
Aug 16, 2023
All of a sudden, there was all this freedom: David Winer on the origins of blogging, the self-publishing technology that has profoundly shaped the first quarter of the 21st century
Aug 15, 2023
If Life isn't a Movie, then How Should We Make Movies about Life? Olivia Rutigliano on Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 controversial film, "Le Mepris" (Contempt)
Aug 15, 2023
The Terrifyingly Exciting Promise of Nuclear Fusion: Matthew Moynihan on radically disruptive technology that, he promises, can conquer climate change and take us to Mars in a month
Aug 14, 2023
The Future of Money, Jobs, Climate and Failure: Andrew Hill on the Financial Times' best 15 business books from 2023
Aug 14, 2023
Dry Powder for a Dying Digital Economy? Keith Teare on the deepening venture capital crisis, how the innovators dilemma holds back Big Tech innovation, and why Substack is trying to reinvent the online media ecosystem
Aug 11, 2023
Did MTV Kill American Democracy? Kathryn Cramer Brownell on cable television and the fragmenting of America from Watergate to Fox News
Aug 10, 2023
Literary Insurrections and Memetic Apocalypses : Rion Amilcar Scott on the rise and (perhaps) fall of Black Twitter
Aug 10, 2023
The Scottish Coal-Miner's Daughter Who Took on the Bulgarian Cryptoqueen: Jennifer McAdam on her battle to take down Ruja Ignatova and her $27 Billion OneCoin Scam
Aug 10, 2023
The Seven Best Novels of the Summer: Bethanne Patrick on the literature of love, nostalgia, young call girls and valiant women
Aug 09, 2023
The Subversive Story of the B-52s: Scott Creney on one of the most iconic bands in American popular musical history
Aug 08, 2023
Feeding the AI Beast: Michael Wooldridge on the vast quantities of online data that have trained ChatGPT to mimic human language
Aug 07, 2023
Why America is Facing its greatest "Moral Moment "since the Civil War: Peter Wehner on the accountability of the Republican Party for Trump
Aug 07, 2023
Why We Need to Reoccupy Reality: Douglas Rushkoff on the Untethering of America between 2013 and 2023
Aug 06, 2023
How something really strange began to happen on social media in 2016
Aug 05, 2023
Bonfire of the Unicorns: Keith Teare on the near apocalypse for Silicon Valley billion dollar valued start-ups ("unicorns") and the impact of this meltdown on the broader innovation economy
Aug 04, 2023
Get Out of My Way
Aug 04, 2023
In Defense of the Abraham Accords
Aug 04, 2023
Remembering a first Tweet with the same bewitching nostalgia as a first kiss
Aug 03, 2023
Why 1968 was the year that broke American politics and how this could be repeated in 2024
Aug 03, 2023
Why Greta Gerwig's BARBIE is Cynical and Vapid
Aug 03, 2023
Why So Many Smart People Are Turning Against Democracy
Aug 01, 2023
If We Can Be Taught How to Write, Then Why Not Also Be Educated in How to Love?
Jul 30, 2023
How to go from a small handful of book sales to top of the bestseller list via a 16 second Tiktok
Jul 29, 2023
How Landscape Architecture should get us to Pause and then Reconnect with Nature
Jul 29, 2023
Following the Dirty Money in Today's Globalized Entrepreneurial Underworld
Jul 29, 2023
How the High Price of Money is Wrecking the Venture Capital Industry
Jul 28, 2023
Hot Reads for the Heatwave
Jul 28, 2023
The New York Street that Changed American Art Forever
Jul 28, 2023
Why Springsteen's NEBRASKA Matters So Much
Jul 28, 2023
A Real World War II Story: The Tragic Life of Ira Hayes
Jul 28, 2023
In Praise of Valiant American Women
Jul 27, 2023
How Barbie Dolls Up the Plasticity of our Surreal Times
Jul 27, 2023
Can the Men Be Saved?
Jul 26, 2023
The Gutenberg Parenthesis
Jul 26, 2023
Why Julian Barnes Will Never Write a Memoir or Autobiography
Jul 25, 2023
Why Conservatives Should Fear & Loathe AI
Jul 25, 2023
How To Be a Wise Teacher
Jul 25, 2023
The Netscape Moment When AI Gets a Brain
Jul 21, 2023
Imaging the Animal World as Nature's Great Maintenance Crew
Jul 21, 2023
Why the "very very excellent" OPPENHEIMER is a complicated film for our complex times
Jul 21, 2023
The Hidden History of American Democracy
Jul 21, 2023
Episode 1610: Our Oppenheimer Moment
Jul 20, 2023
Episode 1609: Why America Dominates the World
Jul 20, 2023
Episode 1608: The Fourth Turning is Here
Jul 20, 2023
Episode 1607: What Happens When Both Life and the Planet is Programmable?
Jul 19, 2023
EPISODE 1606: On the "Moral Ambiguity" Surrounding the American Decision to Drop Two Nuclear Bombs on Japan
Jul 19, 2023
Episode 1605: Why the Habsburg Empire is as much a guide to our 21st Century Future as our 19th Century Past
Jul 19, 2023
Episode 1603: Can Diplomacy Save American Democracy?
Jul 19, 2023
Episode 1603: Social Media For Dummies
Jul 18, 2023
EPISODE 1602: How to Learn to Look So that We Become the World Itself
Jul 18, 2023
Episode 1601: Why Americans Still Can't Talk to Each Other About Politics
Jul 18, 2023
Episode 1600: What a Cock Up!
Jul 18, 2023
Episode 1599: Black Americans, Civil Rights and the Roosevelts, 1932-1962
Jul 18, 2023
Episode 1598: Goodbye, Eastern Europe
Jul 17, 2023
Episode 1597: Into the Bright Sunshine of Human Rights
Jul 17, 2023
Episode 1596: How the Internet Has Become an Outrage Machine
Jul 17, 2023
Episode 1595: Why AI is Now the Analytical Brain AND the Creative Heart of our Economy
Jul 17, 2023
EPISODE 1594: Can Artificial Intelligence Be Moral?
Jul 17, 2023
Episode 1593: Why America's Blood-Sucking Super Rich Want to Live Forever
Jul 16, 2023
Episode 1592: Risking Everything in Pursuit of Truth and Beauty
Jul 15, 2023
Episode 1591: Enabling a Conversation Between Rural and Urban America
Jul 15, 2023
Episode 1590: Talking to the Mafia about Michael Jackson, Donald Trump and Jimmy Hoffa
Jul 15, 2023
Episode 1589: Why Lina Khan and Gary Gensler Should Be Fired
Jul 14, 2023
Episode 1588: A Real-Life Tragicomedy about our Destruction of the Earth
Jul 14, 2023
Episode 1587: What America's current drug binge reveals about the post neoliberal 2020s
Jul 14, 2023
Episode 1586: Why the Renaissance Still Haunts Us
Jul 14, 2023
Walt Zuckerberg: If you like Disneyland, then you're gonna love Threads
Jul 08, 2023
Episode 1584: Learning from the Deepest Oceans about How Life Begun
Jul 05, 2023
From Radical to Unifier to Martyr: C.W. Goodyear on James Garfield, the Most Pathologically Reasonable of American Presidents
Jul 04, 2023
Episode 1582: A Terribly Serious History of Philosophy at Oxford
Jul 04, 2023
KEEN ON Episode 1581: When a Czechoslovakian David Twice Beat the Soviet Goliath
Jul 04, 2023
Episode 1580: The Albert Einstein Effect
Jul 03, 2023
Episode 1579: Crime as a Catalyst for Social Change
Jul 03, 2023
The rise of Las Narcas - the drug ladies of Latin America
Jul 02, 2023
The Warnings of a Holocaust Scholar about Today's World of the Big Lie
Jul 01, 2023
How to Tell the American Story
Jul 01, 2023
Phew! When AI ate the internet
Jun 30, 2023
A Chilling Plot to Grab the World's Food and Water Resources
Jun 30, 2023
How to Get Beyond the Shame of Sexual Violence
Jun 30, 2023
America's First Great Naturalist
Jun 30, 2023
The Uncomfortable Truths Our Dogs Would Tell Us If They Could Talk
Jun 29, 2023
Why Novels Must Be More Believable than Non-Fiction Books
Jun 29, 2023
Remembering Judy Garland, Michael Jackson, the Spice Girls and Stevie Wonder
Jun 28, 2023
From Pizza and Meze to Ramen and Borscht: Unscrambling the Politics of National Dishes
Jun 28, 2023
Is most of rural America really plotting to destroy democracy?
Jun 28, 2023
On the Importance of Being Batshit Crazy
Jun 27, 2023
American Whitelash: Wesley Lowery on the cost of progress in an increasingly multiracial America
Jun 27, 2023
The American Dream of a "Tossed Salad": Luma Mufleh on reconciling her identity as a gay Muslim woman with an Arab-turned-American refugee
Jun 27, 2023
The 20th Century Corporation: Richard Langlois on the cultural and economic history of the modern American business enterprise
Jun 27, 2023
Pricing the Priceless: Paula DiPerna on how to quantify the planet and solve the climate crisis
Jun 26, 2023
Why 80% Isn't Good Enough: Matt Higgins imagines how the publishing industry and writers will be impacted by the coming AI storm
Jun 26, 2023
The Middle Eastern Maze: Itamar Rabinovich on Israel, the Palestinians and an inglorious seventy-five year history of mostly failed peace initiatives
Jun 26, 2023
A Teacher's Journey: Adam Bessie's graphically dystopian take on education in the digital age of COVID and AI
Jun 26, 2023
Fireworks Every Night: Beth Raymer on her delightfully delusional father, male homelessness and why Florida "just is America"
Jun 25, 2023
The End of the Game: Roger Ballen on the existential ecological psychodrama of the destruction of African wildlife
Jun 24, 2023
Becoming Fully Me: Bethanne Patrick about how she escaped her double depression and wrote a memoir about it
Jun 23, 2023
Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World: Christian Cooper on birding, the flight of freedom and how we must positively bend the arc of justice
Jun 23, 2023
Why Big Tech is Getting Even Bigger: Keith Teare on how the biggest tech companies now control our economic and political fates
Jun 23, 2023
From Queer to Gay to Queer: James Kirchick on why he believes the theory of "queerness" is a "parasite" on the gay rights movement
Jun 22, 2023
How to Get Rid of Rich White Men: Garrett Neiman on uprooting the old boy's club in order to transform America
Jun 22, 2023
A Queer American Life: R.K. Russell on being black and bi-sexual in the National Football League
Jun 22, 2023
Winner Sells All: Jason Del Rey on the quarter century Amazon vs Walmart war for our wallets, bodies and souls
Jun 22, 2023
Animal Spirits: Jackson Lears on the American Pursuit of vitality from Walt Whitman and William James to Teddy Roosevelt and Donald Trump
Jun 22, 2023
How to Think Like a Philosopher: Peter Cave on the scholars, dreamers and sages who can teach us how to live
Jun 21, 2023
France and Marc Chagall in World War Two: Stephen Kiernan on the redemptive power of art to reconstruct a broken nation
Jun 21, 2023
The Purple Presidency 2024: C. Owen Paepke on how voters can reclaim the White House for "bipartisan" governance
Jun 10, 2023
Things You Wanted to Say But Never Did: Geloy Concepcion on his confessional photographic journal on Instagram
Jun 09, 2023
The Datapreneurs: Bob Muglia on why we should trust the promise of AI and its creators to build a better human future
Jun 09, 2023
Against Nostalgia: Mark Lilla on why progressives should reject nostalgia in thinking about both the past and future
Jun 09, 2023
In this regular weekly show with THAT WAS THE WEEK newsletter author Keith Teare, Andrew and Keith discuss why Keith was wrong in last week's show about Apple's new Vision Pro and how this revolutionary device might once again change everything
Jun 09, 2023
A Radical Amerikan Family: Santi Elijah Holley on the Shakurs - from the Black Panthers to Tupac
Jun 09, 2023
The Good Enough Job: Simone Stolzoff on how to reclaim our life from work
Jun 08, 2023
The Three Ages of Water: Peter Gleick on the prehistoric past, imperiled present and hopeful future of water
Jun 08, 2023
My Hijacking: Martha Hodes on her memoir of forgetting
Jun 08, 2023
Imagine a City: Mark Vanhoenacker writes a love letter from the sky to the world's greatest cities
Jun 08, 2023
As Rich as a Digital Croesus: Trevor Traina imagines a super app in which we can store all our Web3 data
Jun 08, 2023
In Defense of Big Girls: Mecca Jamilah Sullivan asks whether the American Republic was founded on anti-fat people principles
Jun 07, 2023
The Overlooked Americans: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett on the resilience of rural America and it means for the future of the country
Jun 07, 2023
Donna Cleanwell Leaves Home: Ana Castillo on her "truth seeking" fictional characters and her amusement at being considered the "grande dame of Chicana literature"
Jun 07, 2023
Conversations with Your Future Self: Hal Hershfield on how to escape the tyranny of the present and make tomorrow better today
Jun 07, 2023
The Chile Project: Sebastian Edwards on the story of the Chicago Boys and the downfall of neoliberalism
Jun 07, 2023
The Siberian Job: John Kleinheinz on how he got rich in post-communist Russia and what that experience taught him about the value of free markets and democracy
Jun 06, 2023
Crime and Punishment for the Jews: Paul Goldberg on "The Dissident", his new Cold War mystery about a group of refuseniks in Moscow in 1976
Jun 06, 2023
Having Pride in Pride: Abdi Nazemian on why he's happy being thought of as a queer writer
Jun 06, 2023
Here Begins the Global Age: Meredith Small explains how a 15th century Venetian monk drew a map of the world and foresaw the future
Jun 06, 2023
The Best of New York City Distilled into a Neighborhood Bar: Jon Michaud on the life and death of Coogan's, one of New York's most beloved saloons
Jun 05, 2023
Against the Fetishization of Identity: Umut Ozkirimli offers a leftist alternative to what he sees as the intolerance of "woke" politics
Jun 05, 2023
Body Neutrality: Jessi Kneeland on the psychology and spirituality of escaping body self-hatred
Jun 05, 2023
The Search for Justice in America: Jared Fishman on the cold-blooded murder of Henry Glover by the New Orleans Police Department after Hurricane Katrina
Jun 04, 2023
The Survivor's Story of a Gay Activist: Paul Burston on how we can all be heroes, just for one day
Jun 04, 2023
Secrets from a Victorian Woman's Wardrobe: Kate Strasdin on fashion, fabric and femininity in 19th century England
Jun 04, 2023
The Most American of Americans: How African-American slaves embraced the new Republic's symbols of freedom in their fight for freedom
Jun 03, 2023
The Twisted Games We Play: Siena Sterling on twisted plots, twisted people and twisted writers like Highsmith and Dostoievski
Jun 03, 2023
The Italian Squad: Paul Moses on the true story of the immigrant cops who fought the rise of the Mafia
Jun 03, 2023
The Palestine Laboratory: Antony Loewenstein explains how Israel exports the technology of occupation around the world
Jun 03, 2023
The Heartbeat of the Wild: David Quammen's conservationist manifesto from landscapes of wonder, peril and hope
Jun 02, 2023
Do You Dream of Electric Sheep? Jordan Crandall on the appropriate literature for our new age of superintelligence
Jun 02, 2023
That Was The Week in Tech: Keith Teare predicts a failed Apple virtual reality headset but is more bullish on Twitter's reinvention as X
Jun 02, 2023
Message on an Envelope: Stephen Games rethinks the publishing industry by reimagining books as postcards
Jun 02, 2023
The 7 Deadly Myths: Alex Ryvchin on antisemitism from the time of Christ to Kanye West and the Ashburton Army
Jun 02, 2023
The Wounded World: Chad Williams on W.E.B. Du Bois and the First World World
Jun 02, 2023
Anything but Halycon: Elliot Ackerman imagines an America of President Al Gore in which there is technology that can resurrect dead people
Jun 01, 2023
Our Kids Will Ask Us What We Did: Skye Perryman explains why she is fighting to save American democracy
Jun 01, 2023
Like the Appearance of Horses: Andrew Krivak on war, language, memory and why ChatGPT will never understand beauty
Jun 01, 2023
The World as a Big Book Club: David Blake explains the resiliency of the physical book and why he is cautiously optimistic about the impact of AI on both publishing and storytelling
Jun 01, 2023
Carry Strong: Stephanie Kramer offers an empowered approach to navigating pregnancy and work
Jun 01, 2023
Talking Turkey: Soli Özel makes sense of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's return to political power
Jun 01, 2023
How to Scale Trust: David Samson on making tribes and tribalism work in the 21st century
May 31, 2023
Accelerated Minds: Neil Seeman unlocks the often destructive impulses that drive the entrepreneurial brain
May 31, 2023
A Lost Son in Russia: Brett Forrest on the tragic human collateral loss of the FBI's secret wars
May 30, 2023
On Our Worst Behavior: Elise Loehnen explains why women should be sinful
May 30, 2023
Living Beneath the Surface: Hugh Howey imagines the actual world as a science fictional version of reality
May 30, 2023
When the Heavens Went on Sale: Ashlee Vance on the historical precedents, environmental risks and business opportunities of colonizing space
May 18, 2023
Thomas Jefferson as America's Founding Plagiarist: David Fleming explains how Jefferson stole the words of the Declaration of Independence from Irish and Scottish migrants to North Carolina
May 18, 2023
The Shadow Docket: Stephen Vladeck on how the Supreme Court is using stealth rulings to undermine the American Republic
May 15, 2023
The Cult of the A*****e: Jeremy Sherman's psycho-proctological analysis of why there are so many a******s around these days
May 14, 2023
Celebrating Israeli Independence Day: Rick Richman on why he believes "Americanism" and "Zionism" are the most successful "isms" of the 20th century
May 14, 2023
How to Fix Democracy: Maciej Kisilowski on reconciling progressives and conservatives in Turkey, Poland and the United States
May 14, 2023
Why Today's Environmental Problems Aren't Existential: Steven Cohen's pragmatic approach to environmentally sustainable growth
May 13, 2023
Built to Move: Juliet and Kelly Starrett on the most essential habits to help us move freely and live fully
May 13, 2023
Why Hitchcock's "Vertigo" Still Matters: Ty Burr celebrates the 65th Birthday of this warped, phallic masterpiece about desire & impotence
May 12, 2023
Telling the Same Story Differently: Terry McDonell on writing about his mother, Irma
May 12, 2023
Why Facebook Matters :David Kirkpatrick remembers his first meeting with Mark Zuckerberg in 2006 and how social media has changed all of our lives since
May 11, 2023
Resurrection of the Author: Stephen Marche explains why Generative AI technologies like ChatGPT will make creators more valuable than ever
May 10, 2023
The Left and the Nation-State: Michael Walzer on what progressives today can learn from liberal nationalists like Thomas Jefferson and Guiseppe Mazzini
May 10, 2023
The Phoenix Economy: Felix Salmon on work, life and the price of lobster rolls in the new not normal
May 10, 2023
The Cult of Celebrity: Landon Jones on how America has devolved into a culture of fans and followers
May 09, 2023
Why Night Vision is the Right Vision: Mariana Alessandri on how the natural human condition might might be to live in darkness, anger and pain
May 09, 2023
Decision Sprint: Atif Rafiq on whether innovation is an art or a science
May 08, 2023
A Scientific Theory of Complexity: Neil Theise on Connection, Consciousness and Being
May 08, 2023
:Why Smart Machines Know Us So Well: John Borthwick on how today's AI revolution is being built upon social media data
May 07, 2023
Can the GOP Win the Independent Vote? Carl Delfeld on how Republicans existential challenge of reaching non-aligned voters
May 06, 2023
We Plan, God Laughs: Emma Nadler on how good and bad luck, like laughter and tears, are often inseparably connected
May 06, 2023
That Was The Week in Tech: Keith Teare explains why all this week's King Canute style talk about regulating AI is equally absurd and impractical
May 05, 2023
Why Asian Start-ups Outside China Matter: Bernard Moon on innovation in South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam
May 05, 2023
The Traffic Drug: Ben Smith on the Internet's fatal addiction to viral traffic
May 05, 2023
Andrew Tate, Mr Beast, KSI and a Viral Flood of Toxic Masculinity: Henry Mance on what it means to be a boy online in 2023
May 05, 2023
Remembering the Beginnings of our Social Media Age: Julia Angwin on her earliest memories of the blogging "revolution"
May 04, 2023
Uncovering the Sad Truth about Wonder Boy: Angel Au-Yeung and David Jeans on Tony Hsieh and Silicon Valley's happiness myth
May 04, 2023
Turning the Traditional Super-Hero Narrative Upside Down: Leah Johnson on why it's more important for kids to save themselves than to save the world
May 04, 2023
Why Social Media Still Matters: Jeff Jarvis on the origins of blogging , what went wrong at Twitter and Facebook, and how he still believes in the social potential of the Internet
May 04, 2023
The 1963 Birmingham Campaign: Paul Kix on the ten weeks that changed America
May 04, 2023
Is American Capitalism Irredeemably Rotten? Brendan Ballou on Private Equity's Plan to Pillage and Plunder the United States
May 03, 2023
HELL TO PAY: Michael Lind explains how the suppression of wages and unions is destroying America
May 03, 2023
From Solitaire to Heartstopper: Alice Oseman on asexuality, authentic story telling and book banning
May 03, 2023
The First Lady of World War II: Shannon McKenna Schmidt on Eleanor Roosevelt's remarkable heroism during the War
May 02, 2023
The Miracle That the United States Needs Right Now: John Blake's personal story on how to get beyond race and racism in America today
May 02, 2023
Telling Our Stories Our Way: Angeline Boulley on the need to get beyond "trauma "in Native American literature
May 02, 2023
The Promise of Second Life: Amber Atherton on the rise (and fall) of virtual communities
May 02, 2023
Excellent Advice for Living (and Dying): Kevin Kelly on how to become improbable versions of ourselves and why we should be intimate with our ancestors
May 01, 2023
The Art of Fictionalizing Non-Fiction: Katie Hafner on Kafka, Silicon Valley and the truish story behind her novel "The Boys"
May 01, 2023
Trump Was a Joke: Sophia McClennen on how satire makes sense of a President who didn't
Apr 30, 2023
Free and Equal: Daniel Chandler on what a fair society should look like
Apr 30, 2023
VC shrinkage, the end of screens, and sperm injected robots: Keith Teare on THAT WAS THE WEEK in tech for April 29, 2023
Apr 29, 2023
On Fathers and Sons: Charles Foran explains what his memories of his father teach us about himself and us
Apr 29, 2023
Bridging Istanbul with Kansas City: Kenan Orhan on the surprising links between the American heartland and the Turkish metropolis
Apr 25, 2023
From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic: Simon Winchester about the magical way in which knowledge is now transmitted
Apr 24, 2023
The Poetry of End Times:" Rishi Dastidar offers a post-apocalyptic jig and reel to dance around our climate crisis
Apr 24, 2023
If You Don't Adapt, You Fail: Peter Frankopan on what we can learn from history about today's environmental crisis
Apr 24, 2023
From Saddam to the Iraqi heavy metal scene: Faisal Saeed Al Mutar on resisting Al Qaeda, reading John Stuart Mill and eating a good kebab
Apr 23, 2023
An Uneducated Memoir: Christopher Zara on flunking out, falling apart and finding his worth in spite of not being "educated"
Apr 22, 2023
No, We Are Not Alone: Daniel Siegel explains how we must expand our idea of the "self" to include other people, other species and the earth itself
Apr 21, 2023
Halloween Comes Early to Silicon Valley This Year: The death of magazines, DVDs & Buzzfeed News as well as the near-death of Twitter
Apr 21, 2023
I Kick and I Fly: Ruchira Gupta on empowering girls to fight against child prostitution and sex trafficking
Apr 21, 2023
On God, Goodness & the Value of Persistence: Sam Adeyemi on why evangelicals should be encouraging their followers to think like "leaders"
Apr 21, 2023
The World and All That It Holds: Aleksandar Hemon on Sarajevo, Jerusalem and the political significance of "macaronic" language
Apr 21, 2023
Seeing Through the Smoke: Peter Grinspoon, MD, untangles the truth about marijuana
Apr 19, 2023
What's Love Got To Do With It? Genevieve Wheeler on witty banter, trashing talking and true romance in our social media age
Apr 19, 2023
Why nobody is taking any liberties at Liberties: Celeste Marcus on publishing an uncompromisingly high-quality literary quarterly in the age of Substack & TikTok
Apr 19, 2023
When the Medium Became the Message: Julia Angwin on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and the origins of our age of advertising driven surveillance capitalism
Apr 19, 2023
American Madness: Jonathan Rosen's tragic story about friendship, insanity and murder
Apr 19, 2023
The South Pacific, Then and Now: Tanis Rideout asks whether we should apologize for the sins of our colonizing ancestors
Apr 18, 2023
Soft Power 2.0: Daniel F. Runde on how America can reclaim global leadership in the 2020s
Apr 18, 2023
What Do White Women Want? Kimberlee Yolanda Williams on what it's like to rock the white woman's cradle
Apr 18, 2023
Is Antisemitism on the Rise? Philip Slayton discusses an ancient hatred in our age of identity politics
Apr 18, 2023
Those British Coronations: Jennifer Robson compares the crowning of Elizabeth II in 1953 with Charles III in 2023
Apr 17, 2023
On Children's Superpowers: Jarrett Krosoczka explains how art can enable kids to escape the unfortunate circumstances of their lives
Apr 17, 2023
That Was The Week for 4/14/23: Keith Teare on Substack vs Twitter, Apple banking, and Betaworks' AI Camp
Apr 14, 2023
The Anxious Achiever: Morra Aarons-Mele on how to transform your biggest fears into your leadership superpower
Apr 14, 2023
How to Construct a Nervous System: Margo Jefferson on Ella Fitzergerald, Josephine Baker and the Refraction of her Life through Memoir Writing
Apr 14, 2023
Mediocre Monk: Grant Lindsley on what he learnt in his stumbling search for wisdom in a Thai forest monastery
Apr 14, 2023
Butcher on the Block; Matt Moore talks meat, butcher shops and where to find the best Lebanese food in America
Apr 13, 2023
The Point of No Return for American Democracy? Thomas Byrne Edsall on the Republican party's descent into "minority authoritarianism"
Apr 13, 2023
Nesting After Divorce: Beth Behrendt on how to co-parent in the family home after the marriage ends
Apr 12, 2023
Flying Green: Christopher de Bellaigue identifies the lies and the promise of an environmentally responsible airline industry
Apr 12, 2023
How to Innovate: Sheena Iyengar on how, in our Age of Big Problems, we must learn to Think Bigger
Apr 11, 2023
On Mental Illness and the Mist of Consciousness: William Brewer explains how Psychedelic Therapy Saved His Life
Apr 11, 2023
On Roads Not Taken: Novelist Juliette Fay explains why regret is such fertile territory for fiction writers
Apr 10, 2023
Disrupting the Traditional Art World: Evrim Oralkan on how Collecteurs.com is transforming privately owned creative work into "public" digital art
Apr 10, 2023
A Tragic Grand Delusion: Steven Simon on the Rise and Fall of American Ambition in the Middle East
Apr 10, 2023
That Was the Week in Tech: Inspired by his wife, Gene, Keith Teare asks whether the market has hit the bottom
Apr 07, 2023
Nine Black Robes: Joan Biskupic on the historic significance of the Supreme Court's drive to the right
Apr 07, 2023
An Impossible Choice: Anjan Sundaram on the devastating personal costs of being a war correspondent in Africa
Apr 07, 2023
The Painful Joy of Remembering the Lives of Two Holocaust Survivors: Max J. Friedman on why he chose to write a memoir about his Holocaust surviving parents
Apr 07, 2023
Why We Should Blame Leaders, not Citizens, for Today's Crisis of Democracy: Larry Bartels on how democracy is eroding from the top
Apr 06, 2023
The Start-Up That Defines the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley: Jimmy Soni on the story of PayPal and its remarkable alumni who have shaped the 21st century
Apr 06, 2023
The Teen Mental Health Crisis: Hannah Murphy asks whether teens are paying with their sanity for their "free" social media
Apr 06, 2023
Complicate the Narrative: Rajiv Vinnokota on how to transform Americans into better citizens
Apr 05, 2023
Getting Kids to Hear the Trees: Brian Selznick on how to make a hopeful children's book about our environmental crisis
Apr 05, 2023
Why Philosophy Matters: Diana Janney on the philosophical foundations of her fiction
Apr 05, 2023
Getting Out of Saigon: Ralph White explains how he - as a 27-year old American banker - saved 113 South Vietnamese civilians
Apr 04, 2023
Welcome to the Age of Scientific Wellness: Nathan Price on why the future of medicine will be personalized, predictive, data-rich, and in all of our hands
Apr 04, 2023
How to Laugh in the Face of our Environmental Apocalypse: Aaron Sachs explain why dark comedy matters in the fight against climate change
Apr 04, 2023
George VI and Elizabeth: Sally Bedell Smith on the 20th century royal marriage that saved the British monarchy
Apr 03, 2023
I Can't Save You: Anthony Chin-Quee on how giving up his successful career in medicine "saved" him
Apr 03, 2023
Why We Need To Unwire from Big Tech: Gaia Bernstein on how to gain control over addictive digital technologies
Apr 02, 2023
Don't Be King Canute: Keith Teare's Open Letter against pausing generative AI
Apr 01, 2023
Retracing the Iron Curtain: Timothy Phillips on his 3,000 mile journey through the end and afterlife of the Cold War
Apr 01, 2023
The Problem to End All Problems: Michael Scott-Baumann on the tragically parallel histories of Israel and Palestine
Mar 30, 2023
A Memoir about Hardship and Tragedy: Nicole Chung personal story of class, anger and grief in an increasingly unequal America
Mar 29, 2023
The Last Catastrophe: Allegra Hyde offers an existential pitch for saving the planet
Mar 29, 2023
Is the Web3 Dead? Edward Lee on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and the seductive promise of creators taking control of their digital work
Mar 28, 2023
Why the Ideal of the "Self" is a Social Construction: Brian Lowery on the myth of rugged individualism and what this should mean for the America of the 2020s
Mar 27, 2023
How to Save Democracy? Eli Merritt offers advice and inspiration from 95 (mostly) democratic world leaders on how to save our democracy from demagogue like Donald Trump
Mar 27, 2023
An Archeology of the Soviet Century: Karl Schlogel offers an encyclopedic and richly detailed history of everyday life in the Soviet Union
Mar 27, 2023
How To Fix Democracy: Samuel Issacharoff searches for glimmers of hope to strengthen democracies around the world
Mar 26, 2023
Retelling the stories of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley: Stephanie Marie Thornton imagines the lost words between the iconic 18th century feminist and her equally visionary 19th century daughter
Mar 26, 2023
American Humility and Hubris in Kabul: Jeffrey E. Stern on a many layered story of brotherhood and terror in the Afghanistan war
Mar 24, 2023
A Gutenberg Moment in the History of Medicine: Dr Robert Pearl offers 5 ways that generative AI is about to revolutionize healthcare
Mar 24, 2023
Digital McCarthyism: Keith Teare on the chilling anti=Chinese and anti-Communist hysteria in Washington DC against TikTok
Mar 24, 2023
How to Incentivize People to Change their Behavior: Uri Gneezy reveals how incentives really work
Mar 23, 2023
The Power of Hope: Carol Graham on how the science of well-being an save us from despair
Mar 23, 2023
Ancient Stories about the Future: Sabrina Orah Mark on telling fairy tales designed to wake us up
Mar 23, 2023
Trump as the Road Runner: Kevin O'Brien, former Assistant US Attorney to the DOJ, on hush money, Stormy Daniels and the latest farcical chapter of the Donald Trump Show
Mar 22, 2023
How Data Happens: Chris Wiggins on a history of data from the Age of Reason to the Age of Algorithms
Mar 22, 2023
When All Else Failed: Dana Sachs on the volunteers at the heart of the worst human displacement crisis in Europe since WW2
Mar 22, 2023
Our Brains on Art and Music: Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross on how the arts improve both individual and communal health
Mar 21, 2023
The New American Abnormal: Kerry Howley questions the seduction of a singular "truth" in the "Deep State" America of violent rumor, paranoia and perpetual surveillance
Mar 21, 2023
Who Doesn't Want to Reinvent Themselves? Joanne Lipman reveals the five laws of reinventing our lives and work
Mar 21, 2023
Why Water Matters: Natalie Koch untangles the weirdly connected environmental fates of Arizona and Saudi Arabia
Mar 21, 2023
Are You Drowning in Work? Nick Sonnenberg on how to reduce clutter and enable productivity
Mar 20, 2023
Do Women Make Better Murderers Than Men? Ren DeStefano on female serial killers and why she suspects everyone might have a murder in them
Mar 20, 2023
Great Kingdoms of Africa: John Parker Liberates African history from the colonial narrative of oppression, suffering and powerlessness
Mar 20, 2023
Hallucinations, Guardian Angels and The Third Man: Dr Ben Alderson-Day on the strange science and true stories of the unseen other
Mar 19, 2023
Keen On Keen: Andrew Keen on the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, ChatGPT4 and the general state of tech in 2023
Mar 18, 2023
Appropriating the appropriators: Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai on why female novelists like herself should appropriate the voices of men
Mar 18, 2023
As the Crisis Deepens: A rather miserable Keith Teare on the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and our lack of trust in ideas and institutions
Mar 17, 2023
Horror Literature as a Form of Realism: Leopoldo Gout on the living dead who layer Mexico City
Mar 17, 2023
Grasping at the Realities of Today's Banking Crisis: Brad DeLong on the new economic laws of our social media age
Mar 17, 2023
The Case for Cultural Appropriation: Martin Puchner on how culture is simultaneously owned by nobody and by all of us
Mar 17, 2023
Beijing 1949: Elisabeth B. Armstrong on the most consequential anti-colonial feminist conference that you've never heard of
Mar 17, 2023
How to Walk the Walk: Neil Gross on three police chiefs who defied the odds and changed American cop culture
Mar 16, 2023
Has World War One Ended Yet? Alice Winn on innocence, privilege, violence, sexuality and love in 1914-18 England
Mar 16, 2023
Broken threads, broken springs, broken idols, broken heads: Christopher Hobson on how everything everywhere - from the US and UK to Nigeria, Iraq, Lebanon and South Africa - is broken
Mar 16, 2023
The Last Russian Doll: Kristen Loesch on fictionalizing and feminizing the history of 20th century Russia
Mar 16, 2023
A 21st Century Money Revolution: Richard Duncan outlines the monetary policy that can make America great again
Mar 15, 2023
Celebrating International Women's Month: Tiffany Shlain on the history of feminism, tree rings and "Dendrofemonology"
Mar 15, 2023
The Power of Wonder: Monica C. Parker on the extraordinary emotion that can change the way we live, learn and work
Mar 15, 2023
The Death of American Politics: Peter Wehner on retribution, vengeance, forbearance and healing in Trump's America
Mar 14, 2023
Playing God: Mary Jo McConahay on why American Catholic Bishops are a threat to democracy
Mar 14, 2023
Bootstrapped: Alissa Quart on why we need to liberate ourselves from the "American Dream"
Mar 14, 2023
More Than a Glitch: Meredith Broussard confronts race, gender and ability bias in tech
Mar 14, 2023
A Murderous Women's History Month: Patti McCracken on some early 20th century Hungarian women who poisoned 160 men (plus a few females)
Mar 14, 2023
On Human Agency and the Language of Grief: Colin Campbell explains why grieving is the quintessential human activity
Mar 13, 2023
Are Mindfulness and Yoga the Luxuries of a Privileged Class? Susan Verde on childhood trauma, positive self-acceptance and her journey of healing
Mar 13, 2023
The (a)Morality of War: Ian Buruma on how some people actively collaborated with evil during World War II
Mar 13, 2023
The Silicon Valley Bank apocalypse: That Was the Week's Keith Teare on the death (and resurrection?) of SVB
Mar 13, 2023
What Gives You the Right? Jean Hanff Korelitz on Philip Roth, "The Human Stain" and a novelist's "right" to tell other people's stories
Mar 08, 2023
Why weren't the economic consequences of COVID more apocalyptic? Liz Hoffman on how government and companies successfully crash landed the COVID economy
Mar 07, 2023
Craig Seligman on Doris Fish, the rise of drag and why Ron DeSantis should dress up as a woman
Mar 06, 2023
The Noise of Typewriters: Lance Morrow remembers the golden age of American journalism
Mar 06, 2023
Empathize Empathize Empathize: Chris Shipley on how to "empower" the workforce in our post COVID world
Mar 05, 2023
How To Outrun Artificial Intelligence: Ashley Recanati on protecting YOUR job from the voracious smart machines of the AI revolution
Mar 05, 2023
Without a Female Doubt: Surbhi Sarna on how woman can go from underrated to unbeatable
Mar 04, 2023
42 Today: Michael G. Long on why Jackie Robinson's political legacy is at least as important as his sporting one
Mar 04, 2023
THE BIG CON: Rosie Collington on how the consulting industry weakens our businesses, infantilizes our governments, and warps our economies
Mar 04, 2023
A Venture Apocalypse? Keith Teare on the collapse of start-up value, the failure of government to rein in Big Tech, and the relentless rise of AI
Mar 03, 2023
The Marriage Box: Corie Adjmi on her guilt at writing about "flawed" Jewish characters
Mar 03, 2023
Women Are the Fiercest Creatures: Andrea Dunlop on why today is such a rage-inducing time to be a woman
Mar 02, 2023
The New Language of Building: Reinier de Graaf on how our cities and buildings have been infected with the corporate doublespeak of "wellness", "innovation" and "livability"
Mar 02, 2023
A Radical Take on Putin's Invasion of Ukraine: Benjamin Abelow on how the West brought war to Ukraine
Mar 01, 2023
A Psychiatric Novel about Donald Trump: Peter Kramer fictionalizes the "Great Man's" inner life.
Mar 01, 2023
A Wooden World of Mud, the Stars and the Forest: Alexander Nemerov's Fable of America in the 1830s
Mar 01, 2023
50 Reasons to be Cheerful: Ryan Bernsten on why America isn't quite as divided as we are told
Feb 28, 2023
Gnar Country: Steven Kotler on how to stay "rad" while growing old
Feb 28, 2023
The New Deal's Unlikely Heroes: Derek Leebaert on FDR's Four Key Lieutenants and the World They Made
Feb 28, 2023
Workers of the World Unite, You Have Nothing to Lose But Your Blood: Kathleen McLaughlin on the Plasma Industry Sucking the Blood of the American Poor
Feb 27, 2023
The Indiana Jones of the Deep: Mensun Bound on the discovery of Shackleton's Endurance in the most hostile sea on earth
Feb 27, 2023
Why Has Children's Literature Become So Politicized? Kelly Yang on Roald Dahl, Ron DeSantis and the new culture wars over kids' books
Feb 27, 2023
That Was The Week in tech: Keith Teare on Section 230, an AI bubble, the new China-Saudi axis, and Sam Bankman-Fried's growing legal woes
Feb 24, 2023
Crisis, What Crisis? Paul Stephan on the world crisis triggered by our knowledge economy
Feb 23, 2023
The Big Myth: Erik Conway explains how American business taught us to loathe government and love the free market
Feb 23, 2023
Should We Be Outraged By the New York Police Department? Michael Hayes on Bill de Blasio, the NYPD & the Broken Promises of Police Reform
Feb 23, 2023
America as Injustice, Inc: Daniel Hatcher on how the US criminal justice system commodifies children and the poor
Feb 22, 2023
Our Meganets Nightmare: David Auerbach on How Digital Forces Beyond Our Control Commandeer Our Daily Lives and Inner Realities
Feb 22, 2023
We All Live in Palo Alto Now: Malcolm Harris' History of California, America and the World
Feb 22, 2023
Fictionalizing History: Jonathan Wilson on whether Palestine was a Jewish "state in waiting" during the 1930s
Feb 21, 2023
Should Law about Press Freedom be Rewritten for our Internet Age? Samantha Barbas on how the Supreme Court might be preparing to overhaul New York Times vs Sullivan
Feb 21, 2023
The Curse of the Marquis de Sade: Joel Warner on a notorious scoundrel, a mythical manuscript and the biggest scandal in literary history
Feb 21, 2023
Some People Will Believe Anything: Kelly Weill on Flat Earthers and other anti-scientific fundamentalists
Feb 21, 2023
I am Still With You: Emmanuel Iduma's reckoning with the silence, inheritance and history of the Nigerian Civil War
Feb 20, 2023
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: John Perkins on how China and the United States both seek world hegemony and what we can do about it
Feb 20, 2023
Remembering Africatown: Nick Tabor on America's Last Slave Ship and the Community it Created
Feb 20, 2023
An Affirming Flame: Roger Cohen meditates on life, politics and how to rebuild our age of undoing
Feb 18, 2023
ChatGPT gets sexy, Tesla fails to startup & Google gets ready for its Supreme Court showdown: That Was the Week in tech for 2/17/23
Feb 18, 2023
The Inside Story of Social Media: Steven Levy on Friendster, MySpace, Facebook and TikTok
Feb 17, 2023
Black and Queer on Campus: Michael P. Jeffries on what life is like for Black LGBTQ students in American colleges today
Feb 17, 2023
Purposeful Curiosity: Costas Andriopoulos on asking the right questions that will change our lives
Feb 17, 2023
Go, Dorothy, Go! Lynn Cullen on the woman who gave up everything and changed the world
Feb 17, 2023
Journeys in Earth's Extinct Ecosystems: Thomas Halliday on paleobiology, croquet and the inevitable end of our species
Feb 16, 2023
How To Remember Auschwitz-Birkenau? Wojciech Soczewica on why we must never forget this unique monument to evil
Feb 16, 2023
What Would Other Species Tell Us If They Could Talk? POD author Laline Paull on telling "humanimal" stories in the voice of other species
Feb 16, 2023
Why Stress Can Be Good For Us: Ben Ramalingam on turning pressure into performance and crisis into creativity
Feb 16, 2023
When Will Silicon Valley Fix its Annoying Password Problem? Phillip Dunkelberger on digital technology that might finally kill the online password
Feb 16, 2023
Instapundit on the Blogging Revolution: Glenn Reynolds remembers the early 21st century birth of our social media age
Feb 15, 2023
Miss Aldridge Regrets: Louise Hare on how to write a successful second novel
Feb 15, 2023
No Miracles Needed: Mark Jacobson on how today's technology can save our climate and clean our air
Feb 15, 2023
Fragile Cargo: Adam Brookes on the the World War II race to save the treasures of China's Forbidden City
Feb 15, 2023
Freedom Moves: H. Samy Alim celebrates the Past, Present and Future of Hip Hop on its fiftieth birthday
Feb 14, 2023
The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism: Why Capitalism and Democracy have fallen out of love and how to bring them back together
Feb 14, 2023
Welcome Me to the Kingdom: Mai Nardone's unvarnished fictional truths about life in contemporary Thailand
Feb 14, 2023
Burn the Boats: Matt Higgins on why we should all toss Plan B overboard
Feb 14, 2023
Why All Writing is Failure: Stephen Marche on the Peculiar Perseverance Required to Endure the Life of a Writer
Feb 13, 2023
Why Both America and Britain are Imprisoned in Empireland: Sathnam Sanghera on how the West has been shaped by its imperial past
Feb 13, 2023
Happy B'Day, Abe!! John Cribb on what both Republicans and Democrats can learn from the great Rail Splitter on Lincoln's 214th birthday
Feb 12, 2023
Bloodshed and Lies in Saudi Arabia: Jeed Basyouni on Mohammed bin Salman's Kingdom of Executions
Feb 10, 2023
Can Populism Survive? Massimo Morelli on the nature and future of Populism
Feb 10, 2023
A Week is a Long Time in Silicon Valley: Keith Teare on How Artificial Intelligence Is Now Unstoppable
Feb 10, 2023
The United Nations as Leviathan: Roland Rich on why we need to reinvent the UN
Feb 10, 2023
A Spiritual Void at the Core of the Influencer Industry? Emily Hund on on the sad quest for authenticity on social media
Feb 09, 2023
The Ghost at the Feast: Robert Kagan on America and the Collapse of the World Order 1900-1941
Feb 09, 2023
Hijad Butch Blues: Lamya H on how to unf**k the world
Feb 08, 2023
Revolutionary Roads: Bob Thompson gets into his gas guzzling VW in search of the American war of independence
Feb 08, 2023
Maybe Tech Isn't So Evil: Darlene Damm on the exponential technologies that could radically improve the lives of billions of 21st century people
Feb 08, 2023
A Hacker's Mind: Bruce Schneier on how the powerful bend society's rules and how to bend them back
Feb 07, 2023
We Don't Know Ourselves: Fintan O'Toole on contemporary Ireland as a model for an open 21st century society
Feb 07, 2023
How to Fix a Broken Planet: Julian Cribb's advice for surviving the 21st century
Feb 07, 2023
An Assassin in Utopia: Susan Wels on the true story of a nineteenth-century sex cult and a President's murder
Feb 07, 2023
Rising Up Against B******t Healthcare: Sonali Kolhatkar on Why Americans Want a Government Run Health System
Feb 06, 2023
On the Ocean's Awesomeness: Farah Obaidullah explains why our lives depend on healthy oceans
Feb 06, 2023
Banking With Your Eyes Open: Robert Pickering on the rights and wrongs of contemporary banks and bankers
Feb 05, 2023
How to Fix Capitalism and Democracy? Raymond W. Baker on the "Invisible Trillions" that are Breaking American Society
Feb 04, 2023
From Doom to Bloom in 7 Days: Why Spring Has Arrived Unnaturally Early this Year in Silicon Valley
Feb 03, 2023
HOMO ECOPHAGUS: Warren M. Hern on how humans-beings have become a metastasizing cancer devouring our own ecosystem
Feb 02, 2023
How We Built the Wrong Internet: Thomas P. Vartanian on Rebuilding Cyberspace to Make it "Unhackable"
Feb 02, 2023
The Case for "Regime Change" in Iran: Majid Sadeghpour on why the Current Iranian Theocracy can't be Reformed
Feb 02, 2023
How to Kick Addictive Ideologies: Dr Emily Bashah on ending violence in Israel/Palestine
Feb 01, 2023
The Return of the Dissident Academic Model: Balazs Trencsenyi on the Invisible University for Ukraine
Feb 01, 2023
Eleanor Shearer on RIVER SING ME HOME: A post-slavery West Indian novel celebrating motherhood and female resilience.
Feb 01, 2023
When Everyone Leads: Julia Fabris McBride on what she claims as a "revolutionary approach" to fixing our toughest challenges
Feb 01, 2023
The Revolution WILL Be Podcasted: Zencastr founder Josh Nielsen on the democratization of professional podcasting
Feb 01, 2023
Will Donald Trump EVER Go to Jail? Elie Honig on Trump's Houdini-like Ability To Get Away With It
Jan 31, 2023
Why the Second World War Still Hasn't Ended in the Netherlands: Nina Siegal on Dutch Moral Complicity in the Nazi Persecution of Holland's Jews
Jan 31, 2023
Dean Koontz on how to Sell 500 Million Books and Why AI Engines like ChatGPT Will Never Replicate the Human "Soul"
Jan 31, 2023
What Will Things Be like in 60,000 Years time? Annalee Newitz imagines the future of species, real-estate, love and dogs who shun humans
Jan 30, 2023
The Death of Unicorns, the birth of AI and the irrelevance of social media: That Was the Week in Tech for 1.27.23
Jan 28, 2023
Journeys of a Humanitarian: How Jane Olson Emulated her Heroine Eleanor Roosevelt to Become a World Citizen
Jan 27, 2023
In the Nation's Service: Philip Taubman on George P. Shultz's UnTrumpian Role in Ending the Cold War
Jan 27, 2023
Why BLK ART matters: Zaria Ware on the Audacious Legacy of Black Artists and Models in Western Art
Jan 27, 2023
How Political Dysfunction in DC is Effing Up U.S. Democracy: Lee Drutman on Breaking the American Two=Party Doom Loop
Jan 26, 2023
Hunger, Loneliness and Misery at Work: Jon Clifton on the Global Rise of Unhappiness
Jan 26, 2023
This Is Not Who We Are: Zachary Shore on America's Struggle Between Vengeance and Virtue
Jan 25, 2023
No Longer Pale, Male or Stale: Valentine Low on How the British Royal Family is Transforming itself into a 21st Century Institution
Jan 25, 2023
Forget Generative AI: Margaret Heffernan on Why the Future is Up To Us
Jan 25, 2023
Say It Loud and Say It Proud: Natalie Lue on the Joy of Saying NO
Jan 24, 2023
Frank Vogl on the American Bankers and Politicians Enabling Kleptocracy Around the World
Jan 24, 2023
George McCalman's Illustrated Black American History: How to Honor Both the Iconic and the Unseen
Jan 24, 2023
What Will Become of Syria in 2023? Joby Warrick on the Future of a Catastrophe
Jan 24, 2023
Confessions of an Optimist: Publishing mogul Stephen Rubin on why he remains cheerful - even if 85% of books could have been written by a chatbot
Jan 23, 2023
Damian Dibben on the Venetian Renaissance, Color in Art, and why We Should All Visit Venice Once in our Lives
Jan 23, 2023
An Existential Healthcare Crisis? Dr Robert Pearl on how the U.S. Medical System is Now Deeply Resistant to All Innovation
Jan 23, 2023
A Peculiarly American Sickness: Paul Auster and Spencer Ostrander on BLOODBATH NATION
Jan 23, 2023
DLD 2023: Quantum computing, Auschwitz-Birkenau, designing living brains & ubiquitous AI
Jan 22, 2023
Danielle Clode on Koalas: A Natural History and an Uncertain Future
Jan 22, 2023
The End of the Silicon Valley Myth: Why Big Tech now faces a Reckoning
Jan 21, 2023
01.20.23: That Was The Week in Tech
Jan 21, 2023
GEORGE KENNAN: A Life Caught Between the United States and the Soviet Union
Jan 20, 2023
Curtis White on Transcendence: How Art and Dharma Can Save Us in a Time of Collapse
Jan 20, 2023
Can an Updated Version of Dale Carnegie's 20th Century Help Us Fix Our 21st Century Future
Jan 20, 2023
Why the Best Lessons in Life are Experienced rather than Learned
Jan 20, 2023
The Revolt against Humanity: Adam Kirsch Imagines a Future Without Humanity"
Jan 20, 2023
LIFE ON MARS: IMAGINING THE FIRST CITY ON THE RED PLANET
Jan 19, 2023
Jacqueline Jones: What Does the Plight of Boston's Black Workers in the Civil War Era Tells Us About the Struggle Today of All Americans For an Honest Living?
Jan 09, 2023
Jayne Ann Krentz: Genre Fiction Matters Because It Enables Writers to Address Perennial Moral Issues Like Honor and How to Distinguish Between Right and Wrong
Jan 07, 2023
Pico Iyer: Why Travel Writing is a Form of Memoir and How Covid Has Changed How We See the World
Jan 05, 2023
Jared Yates Sexton: Midnight in America? Why the Coming Crisis in the Republic Offers Hope For a Better Future
Jan 05, 2023
Angela Stent: Why 2023 Probably Won't Bring An End to the War in Ukraine and Other Unpalatable Truths From the Putin World
Jan 05, 2023
Corinne Sawers: Why the Pro-Market American Model of Confronting Today's Climate Emergency Might Offer the Most Realistic Way to Get to Net Zero
Jan 04, 2023
Jim Campbell on the Ponzi Boys: What Makes Bernie Madoff and Sam Bankman-Fried the Same Type of Monstrous Human-Being?
Jan 04, 2023
Martha Nussbaum: Why Justice for Animals Means Eliminating the Word "Pet" and Perhaps Even Giving Citizenship to Other Species
Jan 04, 2023
Brad Feld: The Tech Community Needs To Be Humble to Survive With What Will Be a "Challenging" 2023
Jan 03, 2023
Beezy Marsh: Remembering a London of 1946 in Which Fearsome Female Gangsters Ran the Show
Jan 03, 2023
Leigh Goodmark on the Case for Abolition Feminism: Why We Need to Decriminalize Domestic Violence
Jan 03, 2023
Frank Smyth: Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Messenger: Why the Bad 2022 News About Gun Proliferation and Violence in America Will Probably Only Get Worse in 2023
Jan 02, 2023
Peter Pomerantsev: Why the "Evil" Russian Invasion of Ukraine Will Only End When the West Arms Ukraine With Missiles That Can Reach Russian Cities
Jan 02, 2023
Kevin Boyle: How to Escape the Culture-War Paranoia That Has Infected American Politics Since the Sixties
Jan 02, 2023
William Deresiewicz: Why 2022 Was a Good Year For American Liberals Fighting Against the Fundamentalism of Both Left- and Right-Wing Intolerance
Jan 01, 2023
Chris Schroeder: How to Read 100 Books in 2023 Without Going to Live in a Library or a Bookstore
Jan 01, 2023
Rick Wartzman: How Joe Biden Has Done More For Labor Unions Than Any President Since FDR and What to Hope For in 2023 to Maintain This Progress
Jan 01, 2023
Jenny Kleeman on Humanity's Fate in 2022: Have We All Become Frogs Being Slowly Boiled Alive in the Pot of Technological "Progress"?
Dec 31, 2022
Soli Özel on the Middle East in 2022: Iran, Israel, Turkey, the Gulf, and the Other Asymmetries of a Multi-Polar Region
Dec 31, 2022
Gary Gerstle: How Liz Truss, The Russian Invasion of Ukraine, and Joe Biden's Economic Policies Have All Contributed to the Decline, and Perhaps Even Death, of Neo-Liberalism in 2022
Dec 31, 2022
Christopher Leonard: Why Our Inflationary Crisis Might Not Be Over and How This Could Trigger a Broader Economic Collapse in 2023
Dec 30, 2022
Gary Marcus: Why We're Going to Need More Human Intelligence and More Liberal Arts Education In Our Imminent Age of AI
Dec 30, 2022
Julia Hobsbawm: Why the 2022 Trend of the Year Was Working From Home and How This Probably Won't Change in 2023
Dec 30, 2022
Larry Downes on How the Federal Government Failed to Rein in Big Tech in 2022: Expect the Same Inaction in 2023
Dec 29, 2022
Peter Wehner: Why 2022 Might Represent the End of the Trump Era and What Might Replace It in 2023
Dec 29, 2022
Elissa Epel: More Empathy, More Psychedelics, or More Grapefruit? How to Best Relieve Stress in 2023
Dec 28, 2022
Matthew Krogh on Why Watergate Will Never Die: The Moral Lessons of One of Nixon's White House Plumbers
Dec 28, 2022
Chris Miller: Why 2022 Was the Year of the Chip and the Three Great Unanswered Questions That Will Bedevil Us in 2023
Dec 28, 2022
Peter Coy: Why Inflation Dominated Our 2022 Economy and Why Everything Might Change in 2023
Dec 25, 2022
Martin Rees: Why 2022 Was a Triumphant Year for Science and What Needs to Happen in 2023 to Build Upon These Advances
Dec 24, 2022
Vivek Wadhwa on Modi, Indian Tech, and Kashmir: What America Gets Wrong About India
Dec 24, 2022
Rob Reich and Jeremy Weinstein on Political Regulation and a Moral Education: What Needs to Happen in 2023 to Reign in Big Tech
Dec 24, 2022
Jonathan Rauch: Why We Should Be Cautiously Optimistic About the Future of American Democracy, Especially If Joe Biden Doesn't Stand Again For President
Dec 23, 2022
Joanne McNeil: What Can We Learn About the AOL Experience of the 1990s to Make Today's Internet More User-Friendly and Civil?
Dec 23, 2022
Tony Hiss: No, We Aren't on the Verge of an Environmental Apocalypse: Why 2022 Was a Promising Year For the Planet and What We Need to Do in 2023 to Maintain This Progress
Dec 23, 2022
Maciej Kisilowski: How the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine Could Trigger a Nuclear Apocalypse and What We Need to Do in 2023 to Avert This Catastrophe
Dec 22, 2022
Lev Golinkin: Should Stanford and Harvard Really Be Naming Fellowships and Academic Chairs in Honor of Nazi War Criminals?
Dec 22, 2022
Charles Kupchan: Yes, 2022 Was a "Pivotal" Year in International Politics. Yet We Still Don't Know How the World Will Dramatically Tilt in 2023.
Dec 22, 2022
J. Bradford DeLong: How Joe Biden's "Supply Side Progressivism" Has Actually Made 2022 A Good Economic Year For Most Americans
Dec 21, 2022
Allison Gilbert on From Colleen Hoover to New York's New Wage Transparency Law: The Good News For Women About 2022
Dec 21, 2022
David Kirkpatrick: The Year That Elon Musk Became Vladimir Putin: How We Lost All Our Moral Illusions About Big Tech in 2022
Dec 21, 2022
Alejandro Crawford: How to Empower Truly Rebellious Entrepreneurs to Do Good in the World
Dec 20, 2022
Katherine Stewart: Why American Religious Nationalism is on the Rise in 2022—and How to Confront It in 2023
Dec 19, 2022
Mary Annaïse Heglar: The Case for Climate Reparations: Our Environmental Crisis Isn't a "Villainless Crime"
Dec 18, 2022
Orville Schell on China in 2022: A Crack in Xi Jinping's Leninist Authoritarianism?
Dec 17, 2022
Joshua Browder: Should We Celebrate Technology Which Enables the Disruption of Local Government?
Dec 16, 2022
Ewan Morrison on Against Nihilism: Why Belief in Anything is Better Than Nothing
Dec 15, 2022
Keith Teare on a Crypto Winter and the Dawn of the AI Age: How Silicon Valley Will Remember 2022
Dec 14, 2022
Weili Dai: How AI and the Metaverse Will Combine to Create a More "Efficient" Future
Dec 13, 2022
Maurice Saatchi: Finally Revealed… Why Some of Us Go to Heaven and Why Some of Us End Up in Hell
Dec 12, 2022
Stephen Bezruchka: Why America Needs a "Sputnik Moment" To Reform Its Radically Inegalitarian Healthcare System
Dec 11, 2022
Keith Teare: Are We on the Brink of a Magical AI Age in Which Talking With a Smart Machine Will Be Considered Both Normal and Essential?
Dec 10, 2022
Countress of Carnarvon on the Earl and the Pharaoh: From the Real Downton Abbey to the Discovery of Tutankhamun
Dec 10, 2022
Ahmed White: What the Early 20th Century War on Radical Workers Tells Us About the Struggle Between Labor and Capital in America Today
Dec 09, 2022
Allegra Goodman : What Happens When a Novelist "Overparents" Their Characters? How a Fictional Creation Can Fight Back Against Their Helicopter Author`
Dec 08, 2022
Aaron De Smet: Why, In Our Age of Permanent Volatility, We Need to Foster a Zen-Like "Deliberate Calm"
Dec 08, 2022
Daniel Akst: Why World War II's Greatest Generation Should Be Celebrated As Much For Its Heroic Pacifism As For Its Selfless Sacrifice in Battle
Dec 07, 2022
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: Why All Writers, Especially Novelists, Are Political: Which Is Why Novels Can Change the World
Dec 07, 2022
Esther Woolfson: The Most Disturbing of All Human Sins? How We Live With Other Creatures
Dec 06, 2022
Chloe Sorvino: How the Multi-Trillion Dollar Industrial Meat Complex is Bad For Our Species and Our Planet
Dec 06, 2022
Michael Kimmelman: Why New York Should Be Savored on Foot Rather Than From an Automobile
Dec 06, 2022
David Marchick: What Do FDR, Trump, and Lincoln Have in Common? The Worst Transitions of Presidential Power in American History
Dec 05, 2022
Samantha Vérant: How to Live in France and Write Novels About Fine Food and Wine
Dec 05, 2022
Bob Blaisdell on When Chekhov Became Chekhov: How the Son of a Serf Became a Literary Genius
Dec 04, 2022
Lynne Twist: What Gandhi, Mandela, and Martin Luther King Can Teach Us About Living a Committed Life
Dec 03, 2022
Max Bazerman: Crypto, #MeToo, Theranos, and January 6: How We Enable the Unethical
Dec 02, 2022
Martin Lund on How to Fight Racism? We Need More Books and Conversations About Whiteness
Dec 02, 2022
Martin Lund on How to Fight Racism? We Need More Books and Conversations About Whiteness
Dec 02, 2022
Paul Boross: How Humor is the Best Antidote to Theocracy In Both Politics and the Workplace
Dec 01, 2022
MinaLima on The Art of Designing the Graphics For the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast Films
Dec 01, 2022
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Josiah Ober: In a Time of Hostility Toward Reason and Science, What Can the Ancient Greeks Teach us About the Value of Rationality?
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Michael J. Wolf: If AI, Web3.0, and the Metaverse Are Utopian Pipe Dreams, What Internet Innovation Can Actually Help Save the World?
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Robert Draper on Weapons of Mass Distraction: How the Republican Party Lost Its Mind After the January 6 Insurrection
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Shahan Mufti: How the 1977 Siege of Washington Marks the Beginning of Our Preoccupation With "Terrorist" Violence and Real-Time News
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Andrew Koppelman: How American Libertarianism Became the Delusional Ideology of Greedy, Selfish Capitalists
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Fred Hogge on An Icy Truth: How We've Used Cold to Transform Humanity and Destroy the Environment
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Roger Ballen: Why Good Photography Should Get Underneath Our Skin and Assault Us
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Michael P. Leiter: Why the Latest Battle Between Elon Musk and Twitter Works Is Part of a Bigger War About Burnout and the Need to Manage People's Relationships With Their Jobs
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Gary Marcus: Why Smart Machines Will Probably Never Replicate the Human Act of Writing and How Writers Should View AI Suspiciously —"Like a Hawk"
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Derek Lidow: Why Joshiah Wedgwood—And Not Andrew Carnegie, Steve Jobs, or Elon Musk—Is the Definition of a "Good Entrepreneur"
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Heather Ford on Can We Trust Wikipedia? How to Nurture Truth in the Digital Age
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Jeff Kosseff: What Exactly Is Section 230 and Why Was It So Essential in the Creation of the Internet?
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Rick Wartzman on Why Are Walmart Workers Still Broke? The Limits of a "Socially Conscious" American Capitalism That Still Won't Pay Its Employees a Living Wage
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Matthew Campbell on Dead in the Water: The True Story of a Fake Hijacking and a Real Murder
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Andrew Small on A Cold War Without Limits: The Chilling Story of China's Rupture With the West
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Neal Gabler on You Don't Need to Be a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows: Ted Kennedy and the Rise of American Conservatism
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Lucas Joppa: Why Both Government and Private Corporations Have Essential Roles in Confronting Global Warming
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Jessica Todd Harper: Why Photography Can Be Fine Art and What Photographers Should Learn From Vermeer and Other 17th Century Dutch Artists
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Isaac Stone Fish on America Second: Is It Really Possible That America's Elites Are Making China Stronger?
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Daphne E. Jones on a Note to Donald Trump: This Is How to Become a Real Winner
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Andrew Anagnost: How the Moral Sickness Afflicting Silicon Valley Might Be a Pandemic of Egoism
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Peter Rawlinson: The Truth About Battery-Powered and Self-Driving Cars From the Engineer Who Invented the Tesla Model S and the Lucid Air
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Edward J. Delaney on Cary Grant as The Acrobat: A Novel About the Hollywood Comic Star Whose Best Joke Was That He Didn't Really Exist
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Andrew S. Weiss on Super Unhero: Vladimir Putin, the Accidental Czar, Imagined Graphically
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Ken Honda on How to Become a Zen Millionaire: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money
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Mark Galeotti: How Putin Thinks Like a Warmongering 19th-Century Imperialist and Why Ukraine Will Be His Last Colonial War
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Alexander Rose on The Lion and the Fox: Two Rival Spies and the Secret Plot to Build a Confederate Army
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David Fenton on Lessons From Fifty Years as a Progressive Agitator: Never Lie, Tell the Truth, Repeat Repeat Repeat
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Ian Kershaw: The Eleven Men (and One Woman) Who Authored 20th-Century Europe
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Richard McCarthy: What Japan Can Teach Urban Americans About Regenerating Rural Values and Practices
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Steve Kemper: Could Pearl Harbor Have Been Avoided With More Skillful American Diplomacy?
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Eduardo Halfon: Why "Writing" Has Nothing to Do With Being a "Writer"
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Katherine Corcoran: How the 2012 Murder of a Mexican Journalist Should Be a Warning About Press Freedoms in America
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Andrew Hill on the Sign of Our Financial Times: How 2022's Best Business Books Address the Challenges of Contemporary Global Capitalism
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Ellis Cose on Reckoning on Race: Why Can't America Escape Its Racist Past?
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Aric Prather on The Good Sleep Prescription: Stick Your Head in the Freezer, "Worry Early," and Stop Taking Your Smartphone to Bed
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Maud Newton: How to Come to Terms With Troubling Ancestors
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Isaac Fitzgerald: What's Wrong (And Right) With American Male Writers
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Paul Tucker: What Chinese and American Statesmen Need to Do to Lessen Global Discord
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Priyanka Kumar: How "Reading" Nature, Especially Birds, Enables Us to Transcend Ourselves
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Ben Kesling: The Gut-Wrenching Story of One U.S. Army Unit's Experience in Afghanistan
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Samantha Cole: How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex
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RJ Andrews: Why the Future of Publishing For One Start-Up Entrepreneur is High-End and Analog Books That Visualize Data
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Lenore Andreson: How California is Pioneering the Reform of the American Criminal Justice System
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Claudia Lux: Imagining a Kafkaesque Hell in Which There Is Only Jägermeister to Drink and the Devil Is a Corporate Bureaucrat
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Henrietta Harrison on the 18th-Century China Question: The Perils of Translating Between Qing China and the British Empire
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Greg Melville: How Cemeteries Reveal America's Most Hidden and Often Deadliest History
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Paul Sexton: Perhaps the Most Remarkable Thing About Charlie Watts Was Just How Remarkably Ordinary He Was
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Colin L. Read on Not the People's Money: Uncovering Bitcoin's Catastrophic Economic and Environmental Cost
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Karen Bakker: A Digital Dolittle? On Technology That Will Enable Us to Talk With Other Species… Including Plants and Trees
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Maud Newton: How to Come to Terms With Troubling Ancestors
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Evan Mandery: How Elite Colleges Divide, Disorient, and Diminish Us
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Martin Rees on the Limits of Science: Why the Universe Might Be Too Complex For Humans to Ever Understand
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Michael Stein on Accidental Kindness: A Doctor's Thoughts on the Importance of Empathy
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John A. Farrell on How Ted Kennedy Became a Great Man When He Was Most Distanced From the U.S. Presidency
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Mae Ngai on The Chinese Question: Gold Rushes, Migration, and the Global Politics and Economics of Race
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Daniel Drache: Has Populism Won? Must Democratic Politics, on Both Left and Right, Be Populist Now?
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