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Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright

HUMAN NATURE

Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

A prodigious pianist walked away from her exceptional career: her autobiography serves as both a study a common illness and her pursuit of a personal cure. Review by Barbara Spindel....
Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine

HUMAN NATURE

Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

The "preeminent scholar of insanity's ways and means" offers a world history of mental illness, before and after neuroscience.
Workers, From the Neck Up

DAYBOOK

Workers, From the Neck Up

by Steve King ×

This week in history: Henry Ford creates the forty-hour work week, forever changing the lives of laborers.
The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

HUMAN NATURE

The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

The creatures who've fostered civilization, from the court of Julius Caesar to your own backyard. Review by Melissa Holbrook Pierson.
The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

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The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

Are we living through a "crisis of attention"? The answer may lie in how we still learn from one another.
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

CURRENT EVENTS

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Reviewed by Stefan Beck ×

In an age of new connectivity online and beyond, a reporter finds empathy for those who've faced mortifying infamy.
Creatures of a Day

READING IN COMMON

Creatures of a Day

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

When a psychoanalyst opens up his case files, optimistic insights on mortality and love spring forth.
Clancy Martin: Everyone Is So Untrue

HUMAN NATURE

Clancy Martin: Everyone Is So Untrue

A Conversation with Amy Reiter ×

Does everyone lie to the ones they love? Clancy Martin thinks so.
Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat

HUMAN NATURE

Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

How your ancestors' taste buds influence your own, and why climate change may prove highly unappetizing....
Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity

HUMAN NATURE

Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity

Reviewed by Jessa Crispin ×

How Weimar culture gave birth to a sexual revolution. Review by Jessa Crispin.
Vaccines and Vampires: Eula Biss on Science, Fear, and Metaphor

Interviews

Vaccines and Vampires: Eula Biss on Science, Fear, and Metaphor

A Conversation with Mark Athitakis ×

The author of On Immunity explores the fear that drives "anti-vax" advocates, its causes, and its cost.
Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Reviews & Essays

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Reviewed by James Parker ×

Can neuroscience, meditation, and pharmaceuticals open the door to nirvana?