What If You Could Do It All Over?

Joshua Rothman explores the allure of our unlived lives.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Dec 14, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,253 words)

What Are the Odds We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?

Are we living in a computer simulation that has been created by our future selves?

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jun 9, 2016
Length: 7 minutes (1,970 words)

The Sage of Yale Law

One lawyer-philosopher had to coin the term “born-again paganism” to capture the theological doctrine he outlines in¬†his 4-pound book about god and reverence and what daily life has to do with¬†eternity. It’s kind of confusing.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Mar 16, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,608 words)

Virginia Woolf’s Idea of Privacy

Joshua Rothman on Virginia Woolf’s “abstract, inner sense of privacy,” and the importance of privacy to artists.

Source: New Yorker
Published: Jul 11, 2014
Length: 9 minutes (2,311 words)