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The stories we tell about the epidemic get things backward.
Three years of darkness and cold spawned crime, poverty, and a literary masterpiece.
The cosmological constant and the creation of the universe.
The captivating horror of category violation.
What the existence of zombies would do to our philosophy of mind.
This month’s Ingenious, Stephen T. Asma, on what haunts us.
“I against my brothers. I and my brothers against my cousins. I and my brothers and my cousins against the world.”—Nafisa Haji, The Sweetness of Tears Last month, I published an article…Read More
Rick Grimes is cornered. A walker shuffles toward him, thoughtless yet eager for flesh. Sweat drips through Grimes’ thick beard, grown in the hundreds of fearful days and nights since…Read More
The so-called “year without a summer,” 1816, was bleak, if not strangely gothic. Mount Tambora in Indonesia had erupted the year before, pitching volcanic ash into the atmosphere…Read More
Dementia is typically thought of and treated as an individual sickness. Unlike something like measles, dementia is non-transferrable, and can’t be vaccinated against. But Malaz Boustani,…Read More