The Crossing

Cormac McCarthy’s 1994 novel The Crossing is a grim tale set in the American southwest and Mexico. From the book’s back cover: In the late 1930s, sixteen-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family’s ranch. But … Continue reading →

20 Lessons from the 20th Century on How to Survive in Trump’s America

20 Lessons from the 20th Century on How to Survive in Trump’s America A history professor looks to the past to remind us to do what we can in the face of the unthinkable. BY TIMOTHY SNYDER Americans are no … Continue reading →

A Computer Game for Dolphins

In the spring of 1982, I left my computer programming job in Minneapolis and set out in my blue Honda Accord in search of new experiences. (I’ve written about how and why I began this adventure here.) There were a … Continue reading →