The Abortion I Didn’t Have

But it’s not about the yes/no of a child’s existence; it’s about what kind of life the child will have, and what kind of life the family will have together. I do this work because, in light of who my children are,

What Will Art Look Like in the Metaverse?

In the opening pages of Ben Lerner’s debut novel, “Leaving the Atocha Station,” his narrator goes to Madrid’s Prado museum and observes a stranger breaking into sobs in front of Rogier van der Weyden’s “Descent From the Cross,” a votive portrait attributed

Just How Optimized Can Your Life Be?

The Instagram algorithm has developed some strange ideas about me. For example, it has decided that I might dream of owning shoes made of recycled wood pulp or what looks like reconstituted pencil erasers. I have also been misidentified as susceptible to

Discovering a Secret Wonderland of Architecture in Dallas

Many of the city’s skyscrapers, I learned, were seen as contributions to the postmodern architecture movement. “PoMo,” in the shorthand favored in the architecture world, began to emerge in the 1960s as a reaction to the white-walled minimalism of modernist architecture, epitomized

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