To Save Banksy, We Must Steal Him
May 02, 2014
Art curators aren’t usually the targets of hate mail and death threats.But then Tony Baxter (who has received messages informing him “there's a bullet with your name on it” and whose staff are regularly accused of being thieves who “are going to die
The double Man Booker–winning novelist on writing for the stage, finishing her Tudor trilogy, and the perils of being a woman in the public eye.
It's Time to Ditch Monogamy
April 25, 2014
The current model of lifelong, cohabiting monogamous partnership has never been such an outdated ideal.
Everybody Is Anxious, and Nobody Wants to Talk About It
April 18, 2014
Is it possible that we’ve just watched too many Woody Allen films?
David Axelrod Might Win the Next British Election for Labour
April 18, 2014
David Axelrod's alliance with Ed Miliband is the perfect match of message and messenger.
Why We Should All Be Working Less
April 11, 2014
In France, unions and employers’ federations just signed a legally binding deal stipulating that workers should not have to check their work emails after they leave the office. Should we all follow suit?
But does that matter for Earthlings?
The Moral Philosophy of Captain America
April 02, 2014
If Aristotle could have imagined the Captain’s mission of giving everyone freedom to live as they choose, he would have reacted with incredulous contempt.
Reading Won't Make You a Better Person
March 28, 2014
There is no longer any need to write “in defense of” reading—and yet we keep churning out books along these lines.
In a game where players can act out any kind of sadistic fantasy on each other—from taking hostage to force-feeding poison to breaking kneecaps—what incentive is there for humans to express their humanity?