Articles of Note

If human consciousness could be uploaded into digital form, soon we'd have a box of a trillion virtual souls. This is the sort of scenario that preoccupies Stephen Wolfram... more »

New Books

Cynicism, romance, reality, grit: the private eye. His ambivalent appeal – a good person forced into dirty work – inspired an exacting literary style... more »

Essays & Opinions

What happened to Annie Dillard? She seemed like a Thoreau for our time, a major voice in letters. Then came hypocrisy, spiritual snobbery, and silence... more »