Articles of Note

Al Seckel is gregarious, name-droppy, and hard to pin down. Was he a confidant of Francis Crick, Richard Dawkins, and Richard Feynman? Or is he an unusually academic con man?... more »

New Books

The epistemology of the fart. Scholars tend to overlook scatological aspects of the literary canon. A new book rectifies that -- it takes "shiterature" seriously... more »

Essays & Opinions

Like confession and therapy, activity trackers reveal us to ourselves: Who are we when we are not paying attention? Sloths, mostly, but sex and sleep can be redeemed if they are tracked properly... more »