Literature

Christof Koch and The Feeling of Life Itself

Christof Koch unleashes theories, models, and possibilities on the "hard problem." Can The Feeling of Life Itself end the speculation around consciousness?

Judith Grisel and the Brain That’s Never Satisfied  

Judith Grisel was only 13 years old when she got drunk. It was her first time, but the buzz that alcohol produced in her...

Robert Caro on How To Write a Biography

Robert Caro has researched the life of Robert Moses and former President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. And yet, we know very little about his.

Letters from an Astrophysicist: Neil deGrasse Tyson Keeps on Educating 

"Hello Dr. Tyson," starts the letter directed at astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson: "My question to you is... do you believe in a supernatural being...

Lawrence Weschler and the Early Days of Oliver Sacks

Lawrence Weschler was intended to write a profile piece on Oliver Sacks. Forty years later, an empathic and balanced biography emerges.