Articles of Note

Wu wei, the art of trying ? but not too hard ? is central to romance, religion, politics, and business. Those ancient Chinese philosophers were on to something... more »

New Books

Death by a thousand apps. Self-reliance has given way to learned helplessness. Automation makes our lives safer and easier. But the costs are dear... more »

Essays & Opinions

Modernist art repudiated kitsch, a vague substitute for real emotion. So how did we end up with Jeff Koons's balloon dogs and meta-kitsch?... more »