Eleven Steps Forward…
David Foster Wallace's final book is boring. On that, everyone seems to agree. We understand, too, that Wallace intended it to be boring. In the years before he killed himself, David […]
All Symbolic Roads… The funny thing about Rome is that anyone can invoke it. The whole death-to-Caesar thing is popular. John Wilkes Booth seems like something of a quack, quoting Brutus' "Sic semper […]
The Bad Seed?
Give a bird a seed, you feed it for a day. Give a bird a bird feeder, and you start driving its evolution. Who knew?
Scientists didn't, at least not until they […]