By Signature Views 3 min read
Tim Wu, author of The Attention Merchants, looks at how our attention is being stolen by technological distractions and advertising.
By Will Schwalbe 4 min read
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.
By Jennie Yabroff 4 min read
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.
By Susan H. Gordon 6 min read
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?