Dirk, Dolly and Dolores
Animals aren’t tools for thinking. Animals are some of the basic building blocks of thought itself
The camping cure
Living outside changes you. When environmental illness left me too sick to stay in my high-rise, I turned to nature to heal
Growing up alien
John Mack was a Harvard scientist who took extra-terrestrial abduction seriously. Is he the reason I like misfits?
Stars and sceptres
Americans love heroes. Is that why we idealise royalty even when real kings and princesses are nothing like the fairytales?
He to she
Transformation is sold as an instant miracle — but for transsexual people the journey is slow and painful
Like the deadly pufferfish, wild mushrooms are for culinary daredevils. Care to play Russian roulette with your dinner?
He skated over knowledge, it’s true, but Colin Wilson exhilarated a generation with the bold possibilities of life
‘He’s got a lot of energy’ they told us at the shelter. How Cooper’s antics drove me to deal with my own skittish brain
As we mourn the poet, do we not mourn the loss of what he had in his keeping: a way of living that served us for aeons?