What can video games teach us about reality?
Begin by changing one thing.
Meet the rising author who already longs for obsolescence.
The keeper of Copenhagen’s veterinary collection has a two-headed calf and a bisected lion in her collection.
Can a new sort of shame slow air travel?
An ode to Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector, by award-winning author (and avid fan) David Keenan.
How to be both smart and vulnerable during times of change.
On the power of unseen characters.
Why catchy health guidelines require careful examination.
If you can hack a computer’s software, can you hack a person’s life?
Few rooms loom as large in the popular psyche as the shrink’s office. Stephanie d’Arc Taylor considers the couch where it all began.
A timely history of the alarm clock.
Can the new you make peace with the old? Ex-oversharer Emily Gould looks back on her own experience.
On the mechanics of slow motion.
Behind the bent logic of conspiracists.
A short study of the palm.
When it’s right to challenge your first reaction.
How to change a public perception.
Annika Normann, keeper of Copenhagen’s veterinary collection, waxes lyrical about a foal’s wax lungs.
How to distinguish codependency from intimacy.
In partnership with HaaT, creative director Makiko Minagawa talks tradition, textiles and a half-century of collaborating with Issey Miyake.
Psychotherapist Esther Perel wants to fix your love life.
An illustration of the struggle to maintain personal boundaries in public spaces.
How to become acquainted with yourself more intimately.
The California stuntman on feeling the fear, and doing it anyway.
On inching closer when you’ve grown apart.
When did a sweet word get so spicy?
How challenging design can change habits.
Stephanie d’Arc Taylor goes fishing in the brave new world of nonmonogamy.
What to eat at a funeral.