Kristin Ohlson
Freelance
Kristin Ohlson is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, and New Scientist, among others. Her latest book is The Soil Will Save Us (2014). She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Written by Kristin Ohlson

Siberia, Bratsk. 1967. Photo by Elliot Erwitt/Magnum

Essay/
Ethics
A touch of evil

Lying, cheating and arrogance might be morally repugnant, but a little dose of nastiness can be a creative thing

Kristin Ohlson

From left to right: Kristin, Dave, Dan, Dot and Sue. All photos kindly supplied by the author

Essay/
Childhood and adolescence
The great forgetting

Our first three years are usually a blur and we don’t remember much before age seven. What are we hiding from ourselves?

Kristin Ohlson

Illustration by Matt Murphy
Essay/
Illness and disease
Unravelling man

Bipolar disorder can rage through life like a hurricane. So why does the US healthcare system leave us to cope alone?

Kristin Ohlson