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Therapy and the Art of Mortality

Therapy and the Art of Mortality

WHAT DOES IT MEAN to die well? Can talk therapy help? These are the questions posed by Creatures of a Day, psychiatrist Irvin Yalom’s poignant and bracing collection of stories based on his therapeu...

Shooting Magical Bullets at PTSD

Shooting Magical Bullets at PTSD

DAVID MORRIS served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps between 1994 and 1998, and thus by luck rather than choice he escaped combat. He describes his stint in the armed forces as routine ...

Prying: Jhave on Tender Claws’ New App

Prying: Jhave on Tender Claws’ New App

PRY IS AN INTERACTIVE multimedia fiction created and launched as an iOS app by Tender Claws, the duo Danny Cannizzaro and Samantha Gorman, in 2014. ¤ First, the Verdict My opinion: Everyone in...

In Praise of Dynamic Duos

In Praise of Dynamic Duos

The feeling of rivalry lies at the very basis of our being, all social improvement being largely due to it […] The spectacle of effort is what awakens and sustains our own effort. — William James...

Aristocrats of “Merit”

Aristocrats of “Merit”

IN HIS BOOK Average Is Over, economist Tyler Cowen makes a striking prediction: “One day soon we will look back and see that we produced two nations, a fantastically successful nation, working in th...

Of Good Horses and Bad Science

Of Good Horses and Bad Science

STEVE JONES, a former geneticist at the Galton Laboratory (University College London) is one of the foremost popular science writers and presenters in Great Britain. In his new book, The Serpent’s P...

Fooled by Climate Change

Fooled by Climate Change

WHEN WILLIE SOON testified before Congress in 2003 as an expert witness on the issue of man-made climate change, it was no surprise to anyone listening that he would treat the matter as an unsettled q...

Faking Galileo

Faking Galileo

The following is a feature article from the newly released LARB Quarterly Journal: Spring 2014 edition. To pick up your copy of the Journal, become a member of the Los Angeles Review of Books at ...