Money is the crystallisation of time and free will
How a windswept beach in Holland changed my view of being European
Listen up, you pathetic providers and hoteliers
Depression’s weird. If you don’t get it, then you don’t get it. But if you do, you do. And you see how it strips life of all colour
Those haiku-y moments that prove we really are no longer in the past
How the internet forces us to choose between science and religion
Fax machines, coffee shops, zombie movies . . . They’ll never take off . . .
What does citizenship really mean – and can you ever have too much of it?
From pup-friendly Rolls-Royces to beds with turn-down service, New York’s pets have luxury covered. But what does this say about the owners?
Why we will all be working in fast-food restaurants into our eighties
‘A big screen in a domestic space is like having a ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ monolith inserted into your life’
The banker-turned-novelist recalls the ‘mad excitement’ of his early years as a poor immigrant in America, ‘where everything was possible’. Or was it?
It took four years for my brain to learn how to type on both a laptop and a mobile phone
The writer recollects the far-from-impoverished cuisine of his 1950s childhood – and the technologists’ vision of a culinary revolution
I like pills. I like the idea of pills. They confer a superpower on you. Sadly, I don’t take many . . .
‘The ultimate truth about weight gain in western culture is it’s great for the economy’
‘A law seems to have been passed in liberal, brownstone Brooklyn prohibiting the wearing of shoes . . . ’
Airport stickers, Chinese cigarette packs as art, and the One Per Cent Politburo
‘Technically, I don’t have a job – but I do have words of warning for those who’d like one’
‘You really can’t erase a country’s past but Sochi has made a valiant attempt’