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The Perils of Pauline
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Author: Renata Adler
Published: Aug. 14, 1980
Length: 2 minutes (559 words)
Bob Dylan, the Beat Generation, and Allen Ginsberg’s America
Photograph: Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Barbara Rubin, Bob Dylan, and Daniel Kramer backstage at McCarter Theater, in Princeton, New Jersey, September, 1964. © Daniel Kramer. “Bob…
Published: Aug. 16, 2010
Length: 46 minutes (11723 words)
The First Spacewalk
During the descent to Earth, the spacecraft’s equipment module, which contained engines and propellant, failed to fully detach as planned. Leonov home from space(Ria Novosti/Science Photo…
Length: 3 minutes (798 words)
Atomic Anxiety and the Tooth Fairy: Citizen Science in the Midcentury Midwest—Vol. 2, No. 4
How the St. Louis Baby Tooth Study reconciled the domestic ritual of childhood tooth loss with the geopolitics of nuclear annihilation. Ava was getting desperate. Her latest baby tooth to come loose…
Published: Nov. 26, 2014
Length: 18 minutes (4536 words)
The Trip Treatment
Psilocybin may be useful in treating anxiety, addiction, and depression, and in studying the neurobiology of mystical experience. Credit Illustration by Stephen Doyle
Published: Feb. 9, 2015
Length: 40 minutes (10231 words)
How Apple’s Transcendent Chihuahua Killed the Revolution
Few are excited about the Apple Watch—its burdens are too easily imagined. And yet we treat it as an inevitability. How did this happen?
Author: Ian Bogost
Published: April 1, 2015
Length: 22 minutes (5539 words)
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