Hunting for subjective consciousness in the Old Testament.
Summary of the book club discussion and my many thoughts on the first part of Julian Jaynes' "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind".
Video games are a massively popular story art form, but there is little good writing about them online. Well, here's some writing about video games and the stories they tell.
Three millennia apart, the greatest works of narrative art are dominated by the character of the antihero father. Why are Odysseuses so compelling?
A book about rethinking infidelity offers an opportunity to rethink modern marriage and the paradox at the heart of it.
A review of Galileo's Middle Finger: a flawed book, a fascinating memoir, and an important manual on defense against the Dark Arts.
Annihilation and Three-Body Problem are two novels that focus on scientist characters, but give radically different answers to "what makes a scientist?" One fictional scientist made me frustrated, and the other changed my life.
How to deal with a world gone crazy? Triple book review of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Zoo City, and The Mark and the Void.
Ada Palmer's novel made me study the French enlightenment, sympathize with Trump voters, and write my first book review.