Artist and writer Justin Beal explores the way in which a literary and cinematic archetype has influenced the cultural role of the modern architect.
Justin Beal | Oct 19
The untold story of a world-renowned architect, an obsessive librarian, and a $5,500 house that never was.
Philippa Lewis | Oct 13
We may sometimes behave like computers, but more often, we are creative, irrational, and not always too bright.
Herbert L. Roitblat | Oct 4
Attempts to scientifically “rationalize” policy, based on the belief that science is purified of politics, may be damaging democracy.
Taylor Dotson | Sep 29
Sketches of bravery, determination, and inventiveness.
Portia James | Sep 23
Lem's 1964 story, published in English for the first time, tells the tale of a scientist in an insane asylum theorizing that the sun is alive.
Stanisław Lem, Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones | Sep 20
A series of botanical encounters in the rainforest, excerpted from Francis Hallé’s book “Atlas of Poetic Botany.”
Francis Hallé | Sep 15
How visual culture can be mobilized to address the most altering event in the story of humanity.
Alexis L. Boylan | Sep 8
Traditional environmentalism has lacked a meaningful, practical democratic vision, rendering it largely marginal to the day-to-day lives of most Americans.
William Shutkin | Aug 31
Modern authoritarian regimes don’t attempt total, absolute control. Their censorship is more selective and calibrated — and thus more resilient.
Cherian George and Sonny Liew | Aug 26