Articles of Note

Viewing other people as objects enables our very worst conduct — that notion has long been a reassuring one. The truth may be harder to accept... more »

New Books

Some 165,000 years ago, people on the South African coast started to eat molluscs and to use the shells as adornments. That’s when humans became human... more »

Essays & Opinions

About 95 million images are uploaded to Instagram every day. This behavior seems new. But it was prefigured by an earlier aesthetic movement: the picturesque... more »