“How much money do you make? And do you shave your pubic hair?”
Arts & Culture
Tuesday, December 10
Sunday, December 8
“The ‘hard’–science fiction writers dismiss everything except, well, physics, astronomy, and maybe chemistry. Biology, sociology, anthropology—that’s not science to them, that’s soft stuff. They’re not that interested in what human beings do, really. But I am. I draw on the social sciences a great deal. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼I get a lot of ideas from them, particularly from anthropology. When I create another planet, another world, with a society on it, I try to hint at the complexity of the society I’m creating, instead of just referring to an empire or something like that.”
Friday, December 6
The incentives for and ethics of writing other people’s books.
Thursday, December 5
Twenty years after the world first heard about Christopher McCandless, fans of Into the Wild continue to risk their lives to reach the bus where he died.
Tuesday, December 3
In 1902, a poet attempts to stage the world’s first “perfume concert.”
Friday, November 29
A profile of the world’s top photo retoucher, who typically can retouch over 100 images in a single issue of Vogue.
Thursday, November 28
Tuesday, November 26
An investigation into how Hollywood abuses animals.
Monday, November 25
On new art boom and one of its most powerful players, David Zwirner.