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A Gospel According to the Earth

Sown by science, a new eco-faith takes root.

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Artists in Uniform

"The Colonel went out sailing. He spoke with Turk and Jew . . ."
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A Spreadsheet Way of Knowledge

The early days of electronic spreadsheets and how the tool transformed business.

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Found Money

On cattle auctions, reality TV and coming of age during the Great Recession.

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Team Spirit

Memories of life as a freshman cheerleader.

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The Pale Cast of Thought

The writer is reluctantly whisked away to to a small house in upstate New York to attend an ayhuasca ceremony with six strangers.

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The Lost Buddhas of Bamiyan

Picking up the pieces in Afghanistan.


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How to Rig an Election

The perils of voting in the modern age.

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Ending College Sexual Assault

On the president’s campaign to crack down on campus rape.

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In Praise of Idleness

An argument for working less.

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Stranger in the Village

On being black in an all-white Swiss village.

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The Soft-Kill Solution

The future (and past) of non-lethal weaponry deployed against civilian populations.