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Reviews & Essays

Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners

How many languages can one human mind master?

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In Brief

Losing It

The history of old age.

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In Brief

Now You See It

What the science of attention can tell us about the world, and what we're likely missing.

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Reviews & Essays

The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting

A look at the evolution of shopping’s shadowy cousin.

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The Thinking Read

The Philosophical Baby

Alison Gopnik pulls profound questions out of the minds of babes. Read more...

Interviews

Jaron Lanier

The virtual reality pioneer and author of You Are Not a Gadget talks with Andrew Keen about the problem of "digital humanism."

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Reviews & Essays

Extra Lives

A dedicated gamer's reflections on the power, the potential, and the price of ever-multiplying virtual worlds. Read more...

In Brief

The Thoughtful Dresser

"Changing styles not only mark time and help us hide its ravages but also satisfy an innate desire for the new." Read more...

Reviews & Essays

The Shaking Woman

A novelist's unique investigation into the mysteries of brain and body.

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Reviews & Essays

Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness

Ariel Gore's new book looks at the complex, sometimes unhappy, relationship modern women have with…happiness. Read more...

In Brief

Psycho Too

Will Self and Ralph Steadman go on another head(y) trip. Read more...

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Sexually, I'm More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books

"This advert may well be the Cadillac of all lonely hearts adverts…"

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The Routes of Man

The award-winning author of Newjack looks at how roads all over the globe serve to bind together -- and divide -- those who use them.

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Manhood: The Rise and Fall of the Penis

A Dutch physician unveils the history -- both mythological and medical -- of a sensitive area. Read more...

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A Good Talk

The novelist and editor offers an essay on the art of conversation worthy of Montaigne. Read more...

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