Emily Kay

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Schizophrenia and subvocal speech: Why people with schizophrenia hear the voices of God, spies and supernatural entities.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>NeuroLogic: The Brain’s Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior</b> by <i>Eliezer Sternberg, M.D. Out now from Pantheon.</i><p>My first …

Trespassing

A long way to the shortlist: choosing the Guardian first book award finalists

Reading through the enormous variety of debuts – from biography to memoir to poetry and fiction and beyond – has been a tough but exciting challenge<p>There is something wonderfully expectant about a prize for a first book, particularly one that welcomes first-time writers regardless of genre, …

So You Think You Know the Second Amendment?

Does the Second Amendment prevent Congress from passing gun-control laws? The question, which is suddenly pressing, in light of the reaction to the school massacre in Newtown, is rooted in politics as much as law.<p>For more than a hundred years, the answer was clear, even if the words of the …

Gun Control

The Simple Truth About Gun Control

We live, let’s imagine, in a city where children are dying of a ravaging infection. The good news is that its cause is well understood and its cure, an antibiotic, easily at hand. The bad news is that our city council has been taken over by a faith-healing cult that will go to any lengths to keep …

The Death Treatment

When should people with a non-terminal illness be helped to die?<p>In her diary, Godelieva De Troyer classified her moods by color. She felt “dark gray” when she made a mistake while sewing or cooking. When her boyfriend talked too much, she moved between “very black” and “black!” She was afflicted …

Empathy

11 Ideas to Steal for a Moonlight Garden

Moonlight gardens–planted with white and silvery flowers that glow after dark–became an early 20th century fad in both the US and Europe. After …

Why Technology Alone Won't Fix Schools

To wonder what ails American education is to open a Pandora’s box of wicked problems … but the problem is definitely not a lack of computers.<p>For about a month in the spring of 2013, I spent my mornings at Lakeside School, a private school in Seattle whose students are the scions of the Pacific …

Foldwork: Drying Rack as Sculpture

Friederike Deilius of Studio Berg, a recent graduate of the Berlin University of the Arts, is our kind of designer; interested in transforming the …

Domestic Science: How to Clean a Washing Machine

Honestly, I didn’t know that cleaning your washing machine was a thing. I mean, it gets cleaned every time you wash your clothes, right?<p>Wrong. If you …

The Meltdown of a For-Profit College Behemoth

Corinthian's abrupt closure was devastating for thousands of students. But the demise is ultimately good news for higher education.<p>Corinthian Colleges, Inc., was once one of the largest for-profit higher-education companies in North America. The 20-year-old company owned well-known subsidiaries …

Higher Education

Lady in Red: A Woodland Chicken Coop with Charm to Spare

In a sunny woodland clearing with a backdrop of redwoods and ferns, the chicken coop that Chiquita and Bob Woodard built in their Mill Valley, …

A Bespoke Parlor and Kitchen in Boerum Hill

Brooklyn-based Workstead’s latest project is what they call “a case study in addition and subtraction.” The house in question, which belongs to a …

Nonviolence as Compliance

Officials calling for calm can offer no rational justification for Gray's death, and so they appeal for order.<p>Rioting broke out on Monday in Baltimore—an angry response to the death of Freddie Gray, a death my native city seems powerless to explain. Gray did not die mysteriously in some back alley …

The Argument Economy

'Hot takes' can light the world on fire—and also prevent people from seeing things as they are.<p>Earlier this month, following news that Joni Mitchell had collapsed and been hospitalized, <i>Time</i> magazine published, on its website, a lengthy appreciation of the legendary singer-songwriter. The piece, …

takes

John Wilkes Booth and the Higher Law

Was Abraham Lincoln's assassin inspired by the militant abolitionist John Brown?<p>When John Wilkes Booth killed President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington on April 14, 1865, was he inspired by John Brown, the militant abolitionist whose public execution Booth had witnessed in Virginia …

Frederick Douglass

How the South could have been saved: Abraham Lincoln’s last speech, and a vision unrealized

Exactly 150 years ago, two days after Robert E. Lee’s surrender, Lincoln spoke not of victory, but reconciliation<p>Through the cool evening mist of Tuesday, April 11, 1865, darkness gave way to light. The White House was “brilliantly illuminated” and the reflection revealed a “vast throng” assembled …

Hilary Mantel on the TV Wolf Hall

In the City of London, behind the Bank of England, there is a little street called Austin Friars. Sober and narrow, it offers glimpse of a city garden, something sweetly natural at the granite heart of the establishment. The garden belongs to Drapers’ Hall, which stands on the site of one of the …

The strange and brilliant fiction of Hilary Mantel

So the novel begins: “When Mrs Axon found out about her daughter’s condition, she was more surprised than sorry; which did not mean that she was not very sorry indeed.” Mysteriously, Evelyn Axon’s daughter Muriel is pregnant, and “Her face wore an expression of daft beatitude.” Something is wrong …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>May 24, 2018<p>Kitchen of the …

Gardenista - Sourcebook for Cultivated Living

Latest Design Dispatches<p>Gardening 101: Lady’s Mantle<p>by Clare Coulson<p>May 24, 2018<p>Candy Crush: A Dutch Model Moonlights as Brooklyn's Botanic Baker<p>by …

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