Books

Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman Once Spent an Afternoon Together. Here's What Happened.
October 17, 2014

“I come as a poet to call upon a poet,” Wilde said, when Whitman opened his door. 

Edgar Allan Poe Was a Vampire
That’s what you love about him: his creepiness, his otherness, his charismatic diabolism
October 16, 2014

Don't write him off because you think his poetry is silly.

Amazon's Elite Reviewing Club Sabotaged My Book
October 16, 2014

They get free books, and in return they...trash them?

Is Russell Brand a Modern Renaissance Man or a Charlatan?
October 15, 2014

He says he wants a revolution. He seems serious.

The Washington Post's Sexist Review of a Historian Missed the Point, But So Did Her Defenders
October 15, 2014

And the book's defenders don't seem any less perplexed.

How the Filthy Rich Live in Rising Asia
October 14, 2014

Meet the 1%, India-style.

The Mormon Church Is Building a Family Tree of the Entire Human Race
They already have 32 times the amount of information contained in the Library of Congress
October 14, 2014

They already have 32 times the amount of information contained in the entire Library of Congress.

Here's What Happens When Hasidic Jews Join the Secular World
October 14, 2014

The world can be a scary place when you grow up thinking cheeseburgers will kill you.

Richard Dawkins Doesn't Deserve This Fellow Atheist's Smears
Philosopher John Gray should attack his ideas, not his character
October 09, 2014

Ad hominem jabs don't advance the argument.

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