The biggest mysteries about the origin of life – whether on Earth or distant exoplanets – aren’t limited to the actual origin, the line crossed to alive from not. There’s a whole host of chemical steps leading up to that transition that are, frustratingly, equally mysterious.
When you go to the website for Joshua Ferris’s 2010 novel, The Unnamed, your screen fills with static for a second. Then it resolves into a grainy grey video of the main hall of Grand Central Terminal, like security camera footage, commuters walking to and from their trains. And then these little fuzzy blue circles
Spring Awakening was first produced off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company, an institution that has built its reputation on the in-your-face masculine hyp
When I was in fourth grade, I went to my first and only play date at my then-best friend's house. (We were just old enough that a boy-girl best friendship felt transgressive.) He showed me the periodic table poster in his bedroom
Dialogue in a play is not like dialogue in life, with its artless jumbled ums and fits and starts. And it’s not discourse in smooth paragraphs of argument, either. It exists somewhere in the middle ground between those two extremes
Recently I went to Carnegie Hall for, I believe, the second time in my life, to see Gabriel Kahane and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra perform Gabriel's "Guide to the 48 States."