interview

A Conversation with E.O. Wilson (1929–2021)

A Conversation with E.O. Wilson (1929–2021)

NOTE: The pioneering American biologist Edward O. Wilson passed away on December 26th, aged 92. The following interview was conducted by phone on August 24th, 2009, as part of Alice Dreger’s research for her book Galileo’s Middle Finger. The text has been lightly edited for length and fluency.

Alice Dreger
Alice Dreger
28 min read
Science / Tech
Down the Rabbit Hole of Political Intolerance in Silicon Valley

Down the Rabbit Hole of Political Intolerance in Silicon Valley

Editor’s note: Blake J. Harris is the bestselling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation, which is currently being adapted for television by Legendary Entertainment, producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and Scott Rudin. His second book, The History of The Future—which

Blake J. Harris and Clay Routledge
Blake J. Harris and Clay Routledge
9 min read
interview
How the Self-Esteem Myth Has Damaged Society and Us—An Interview with Will Storr

How the Self-Esteem Myth Has Damaged Society and Us—An Interview with Will Storr

Will Storr is an award-winning journalist and novelist. His work has appeared in outlets such as the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the New Yorker, and Esquire. His latest book is Selfie: How We Became so Self-Obsessed and What it’s Doing to Us. As a psychologist who studies the self

Clay Routledge
Clay Routledge
6 min read
interview
The Demise of Gawker: An Interview with Ryan Holiday

The Demise of Gawker: An Interview with Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday is the author of Trust Me, I’m Lying and numerous other books about marketing and culture. Holiday dropped out of college at 19, and by age 20 was chief marketing officer for American Apparel. His advisory firm, Brass Check, has counselled companies such as Google, TASER and

Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott
15 min read
culture
'Luciferina': An Interview with Amanda Knox

'Luciferina': An Interview with Amanda Knox

Though the Republic of Italy has been secular since 1985, on the wall above the judge in the Perugia courtroom hung a giant black crucifix. The main prosecutor, Giuliano Mignini, thundered at the then 22-year-old American defendant, Amanda Knox, on trial in 2009 for the murder, two years earlier, of

Jeffrey Tayler
Jeffrey Tayler
7 min read
Europe
Writers Behind ‘Grievance Studies Scandal’ Address Criticisms

Writers Behind ‘Grievance Studies Scandal’ Address Criticisms

Do you remember the article on dog rape culture by Helen Wilson that was published in a feminist geography journal earlier this year? What about the paper on challenging male homophobia through using anal sex toys? On October 2, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that the feminist academics

Andy Ngo
Andy Ngo
7 min read
feminism
Nobody's Victim: An Interview with Samantha Geimer

Nobody's Victim: An Interview with Samantha Geimer

On January 9th, I noticed the French journalist Anne-Elizabeth Moutet report on Facebook that the open letter she had co-signed protesting the excesses of the #MeToo movement had received endorsement from an unexpected source. Samantha Geimer was the girl raped by Roman Polanski when she was 13 years old, and

Jamie Palmer
Jamie Palmer
18 min read
Art and Culture