Articles of Note

The man who said he built a robot. Houdini was a magician, and a pilot, inventor, historian, and master of collusion as well... more »

New Books

Is psychology the key to understanding the politics of resentment, antagonism, and self-contradiction? Pankaj Mishra enjoins us to revisit Rousseau, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche... more »

Essays & Opinions

From Emerson and Carlyle to Lamarck and Darwin, thinkers have debated agency. But where does debating the free will of squirrels, rocks, and robots get us?... more »