Articles of Note

Victorian spiritualism was not just a fixation on death. Its history includes Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini, P.T. Barnum, and the telegraph... more »

New Books

Our notions of “progress” are fatuous. We embrace empty ideas. We worship celebrity humanitarians. Is the key to real progress simply to forget the past?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Neuroscience marches on, but if it becomes possible to scan and upload your brain, will the result be you? Humans are not brains in vats... more »