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10 Books to Help You Understand the Indescribable

Here’s a look at ten books which turn the ineffable into sentences and paragraphs, and help to give us a better sense of the world around us.


Tim Wu on Why Our Attention Spans Continue to Worsen

Tim Wu, author of The Attention Merchants, looks at how our attention is being stolen by technological distractions and advertising.


Why Books and Reading Are More Important Than Ever

Will Schwalbe, author of Books for Living, considers why books and reading are more crucial than ever - and offers up a few ideas for what to read next.


Time Will Out: 5 Novels That Toy With the Limits of Mortality

From Don DeLillo's latest in Zero K to Gulliver's adventures with the struldbrugs, these 5 stories search for loopholes in our contract with mortality.


Old Age: A Reader’s Guide to Generational Divides

Whether we're part of the Greatest Generation, a Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, or Millennial, we’ve all got one thing in common: None of us are getting any younger.


Happy New What? A Biography of Time, From Obelisks to Atomic Clocks

First there were Egyptian obelisks. Then Sumerian clepsydras. Then water clocks and pendulums and watches. This is the biography of an abstraction we take for granted every instance we ask: What time is it?