Late in Life, Thoreau Became a Serious Darwinist

But he died before he could finish his book on natural history. As Emerson put it, Thoreau “depart[ed] out of Nature before… he has been really shown to his peers for what he is.”

Source: Viking
Published: Jul 13, 2017
Length: 27 minutes (6,840 words)

The Family That Would Not Live

What can haunted houses and their history tell us about American history and culture? Writer Colin Dickey sets out across America to investigate America’s haunted spaces in order to uncover what their ghost stories say about who we were, are, and will be.

Source: Viking
Published: Oct 5, 2016
Length: 16 minutes (4,181 words)

This Better and Truer History

On memory, therapy, and cats in the dryer: A discussion with J.M. Coetzee.

Source: Viking
Published: Feb 2, 2016
Length: 19 minutes (4,835 words)