Approximately Forever Posts

Back in the 1980s, New York City held a privileged place in the public imagination. It was the epitome of physical and moral decay. Crumbling buildings presided over garbage-strewn streets.…

Art

When you lived in hunter-gatherer tribes, things were simple. In that era, we spoke only through shamans and dreams. When you settled into farms and villages, however, things became much…

Fiction

My entire career, in fiction or nonfiction, I have reported and written about people who are not like me. 1 One of the very best things about Tom Wolfe is…

Life

Psychology

Art