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Modernity’s Spell

Winter 2019Clare Coffey on why debunking mesmerism only made it stronger

In Search of Lost Time on YouTube

Summer 2019Laurence Scott on how the platform takes us to places where we ache to go again

Our Uneasy Tranquility

Spring 2019Heather Zeiger asks whether the rising use of anti-anxiety pills should have us worried

Why Do We Think We Are Disenchanted?

Summer/Fall 2018

The Political Path to GPS

Winter 2018Anthony Paletta describes how war and peace forged the universal map

Shakespeare’s Worlds of Science

Winter 2018

Natalie Elliot on cosmic and atomic upheaval in Hamlet, King Lear, and Romeo and Juliet

Disenchantment, Actually

Winter 2018Doug Sikkema on how myths, true or false, shape the conditions of our experience

The Idea Incarnate

Winter 2018Kirsten A. Hall on when our thoughts run away from us

The Joy of Cryptozoology

Spring 2018Clare Coffey on the Jersey Devil and the psychology of conspiracy theories

Richard Feynman and the Pleasure Principle

Spring 2018Algis Valiunas on how a cerebral hedonist became a scientific hero