James Beston

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Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

3.3K<p>SHARES<p>In the Summer of 1995, a young graduate student in anthropology at UCLA named Joe Henrich traveled to Peru to carry out some fieldwork …

Psychology

Paris Review - Woody Allen, The Art of Humor No. 1

Interviewed by Michiko Kakutani<p>Issue 136, Fall 1995<p>Woody Allen, ca. 1969. <i>Take the Money and Run</i><p>As New Yorkers know, Woody Allen is one of its more ubiquitous citizens—at courtside in Madison Square Garden watching the Knicks, at Michael’s Pub on Monday evenings playing the clarinet, on occasion at …

Literature

Planning reforms poised to wreck countryside, says Andrew Motion

The former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion has said the government is poised to "wreck the countryside" unless it rethinks a liberalisation of the …