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Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Six Questions — October 1, 2014, 8:00 am
Eula Biss discusses vaccinations, motherhood, and metaphors
Six Questions — September 17, 2014, 8:00 am
Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton discuss how the clothes we wear shape our lives
Six Questions — August 28, 2014, 12:56 pm
William Deresiewicz discusses the miseducation of the American elite
Six Questions — August 7, 2014, 8:00 am
Astra Taylor discusses the potential and peril of the Internet as a tool for cultural democracy
Six Questions — July 1, 2014, 2:02 pm
Christopher Beha discusses sex tapes as literary vehicle, the celebrity impulse, and the problematic absence of religion in American literature
Six Questions — June 30, 2014, 11:00 am
Jeff Sharlet on his collection of essential dispatches, reports, confessions, and other essays on American belief
Six Questions — June 23, 2014, 8:00 am
The characters in Rivka Galchen’s new collection, American Innovations, are as surprised and confused by time travel, mysterious growths, and encounters with the dead as they are by being unemployed, getting divorced, and falling in love. In “Once an Empire,” which was published in the February 2010 issue of Harper’s Magazine, a woman arrives home to find her furniture climbing down the fire escape. Other stories revisit such classics as Thurber’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and Borges’s “The Aleph,” but consider them all from the perspectives of women. In each story, Galchen creates a world at once recognizable but disturbed, uncertain …
Estimated number of genetically modified mosquitoes released since 2012 to combat dengue and chikungunya:
In Brazil, a herpetologist reported seeing a male black-and-white tegu copulate with a dead female. “I felt a sense of wonder,” he said.
Florida state officials announced plans to patrol Palm Beach County four to six times a month in order to kill five-foot-long lizards that are presumed to be responsible for a drop in the population of feral cats and the disappearance of a number of Dachshund puppies.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”