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novels | Dec 9th, 2010

Chuck Klosterman Calls Jonathan Franzen the Most (the Only) Important Living Novelist in America

Chuck Klosterman may be the most underrated profile writer in America. (Though maybe he’s properly rated.) Regardless, here’s another winner: a GQ profile of Jonathan Franzen that, like most of his writing, slowly expands to include a plethora of other subjects, including what it feels like to live... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Dec 8th, 2010

Steven Pinker Has His Genome Sequenced, Writes One of 2010's Best Essays

Would you bare your soul for science? Steven Pinker did. Literally. As part of a wide-ranging story on consumer genetics that he wrote for The New York Times Magazine, Pinker allowed his genome to be sequenced — with the results later posted on the Internet! A Harvard psychologist and Lavin keynote... Continue Reading →
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