I recently read a piece in Wired about the impact of global warming on the bodies and minds of the Inuit (and the rest of us)—how profound changes in what we take to be the external world manifest as profound psychological...Read More
I’ve told this story a thousand times. “Big Stinky,” my fraternity brother—that’s what we called him, and yeah, as a mere youth I joined a fraternity—he cracks open a Budweiser on Easter morning, looking out at the Gulf of...Read More
My Father, I get it, I know why you’d want to deny my existence, forsake me and all that. I’d do the same if I were you. Who wants a bastard son, someone who claims God is a man? That kind of puts you out of...Read More
A friend sent me a link to The Upshot from April 9 NYT, a poll-driven analysis by Nate Cohn and Kevin Quealy of the “silent majority” in the Democratic Party—that is, the stalwarts who aren’t on social media and are unlikely to...Read More
There I was on the 3 train, minding my own business, reading I Am God, the incredibly funny and polyphonous novel by Giacomo Sartori, and a middle-aged woman sits down next to me, ready to grade papers on her way to Brooklyn....Read More
How do you tell the same story, over and over? How do you know you’re a human being? These are the same question. We return to what we think is the origin because we believe that what happens after the fundamental, formative...Read More
Posting for a 6-month unpaid intern position at the Enric Miralles Foundation, 2013. Source: Arquitectacion blog. According to the source, 247 applicants responded. [Text originally published in / Texto...Read More
The Stars and Stripes stand to the right of the Ark on the bimah at my local shul in the Chicago...Read More
Mark Hollis has died. Apparently he battled a short illness and did not recover. He was 64. Hollis had more or less vanished from the public eye in the late 90s, retiring from music after his phenomenal solo album came out in...Read More
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