Stop Fawning Over Pope Francis at the Expense of Women and Gay Rights
December 29, 2013
It's time for some perspective on papal hype
The Cobainification of David Foster Wallace
December 16, 2013
Don't let Hollywood ruin the legacy of David Foster Wallace.
There's a $100 Million Bitcoin Heist Going Down Right Now
December 03, 2013
Someone stole $100 million from bitcoin users, and now they're chasing the thief across the internet.
Is Doctor Who a Lefty?
November 27, 2013
This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com. Under conditions of war, a British prime minister learns that a heavily armed warship belonging to the hostile power has been detected.
An Interview With Neil Gaiman, the Internet's Favorite Fantasy Writer
November 21, 2013
"The big thing for me is there’s nothing wrong with escape. Someone who is in a difficult or impossible situation who is offered an unlocked door to somewhere else that they can go through, and they can go through and they can get away..."
What Jane Austen Would Have Thought About the Kardashians
November 08, 2013
She loved authenticity, chided pretension, and may well have loved them.
The Most Famous Drug-Addiction Cliche is Also a Lie
November 06, 2013
Waiting for "rock bottom" is cruel, and dangerous
Jamie Oliver Represents Everything Wrong With Contemporary Britain
November 01, 2013
Will Self opens up on Jamie Oliver
The New Sexual Revolution: Not Having Sex
October 31, 2013
This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com.In a culture that clamors with the noisy public narratives of sexual desire, the implacable silence of sexual refusal is the last remaining taboo.
Big Pharma May Help End the Death Penalty
October 22, 2013
Boycotts and lawsuits don't work against Texas executioners. But they could hurt pharmaceutical firms that make execution drugs.