I'm fascinated by hinges of technological transition—moments when the modern world realizes, almost a little too late, that it's saying good-bye to the…
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Should you keep reading a book if it insults the kind of person you are? In the old days the answer was: if it's good, yes, you're supposed to. Good as…
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Peter and I thoroughly enjoyed the HBO Max show It's a Sin this weekend. Set in London in the 1980s, it follows a group of young gay men as they come…
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From a journal entry, dated 11 March 2008: On Friday morning, Peter and I threw productivity to the winds and drove out to North Shore Animal League to…
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Revisiting Tom Cruise
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Prospect Park, 18 April 2022
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The sources behind my latest New Yorker article
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Once, when I was little, my family went on a drive-through safari, the kind where humans stay safely in a car while lions and giraffes roam freely. I…
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“There is a certain fertile sadness which I would not avoid, but rather earnestly seek. . . . It saves my life from being trivial.” —Thoreau in his…
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But what happened? I found myself asking, a couple of days ago, after I finished Stanislaw Lem's novel The Investigation. I think this is a natural if…
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Hi, friends. A brief heads-up, to say that for the September issue of The Atlantic, I reviewed Sally Rooney's new novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You…
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Lake Waco Wetlands, 21 May 2022
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