Douglas Coupland: Worcestershistershire

Douglas Coupland
©Ken Mayer Studios

I wonder what my stomach would say to my condiment rack? ‘Oh, hello there, hamburger relish from 1997. Nice to see you again’

Douglas Coupland
©Ken Mayer Studios

Douglas Coupland: Stuff sick

Yes, I’m a hoarder. Collecting art is a very specific yet very real dimension of the OCD hoarding condition

Douglas Coupland: 3.1415926535

Money is the crystallisation of time and free will

Michael Pye
©Al Richardson

Michael Pye: Europe’s secret history

How a windswept beach in Holland changed my view of being European

Douglas Coupland: Good WiFi is good business

Listen up, you pathetic providers and hoteliers

An illustration by Jason Ford
©Jason Ford

Douglas Coupland: Little black ghost

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

©Jason Ford

Douglas Coupland: Future blips

Those haiku-y moments that prove we really are no longer in the past

Douglas Coupland: God, no-God

How the internet forces us to choose between science and religion

©Jason Ford

Douglas Coupland: The Ones That Got Away

Fax machines, coffee shops, zombie movies . . . They’ll never take off . . .

An illustration by Ken Mayer Studios of passports for sale
©Ken Mayer Studios ©Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland: Duelling nationalities

What does citizenship really mean – and can you ever have too much of it?

Katie Roiphe’s top dogs

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?

Douglas Coupland: McWage

Why we will all be working in fast-food restaurants into our eighties

Douglas Coupland – My TV

‘A big screen in a domestic space is like having a ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ monolith inserted into your life’

Akhil Sharma: The money myth

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?

Douglas Coupland – 3½ fingers

It took four years for my brain to learn how to type on both a laptop and a mobile phone

Jonathan Meades: kitchen-sink dreamer

The writer recollects the far-from-impoverished cuisine of his 1950s childhood – and the technologists’ vision of a culinary revolution

Douglas Coupland: Drugs

I like pills. I like the idea of pills. They confer a superpower on you. Sadly, I don’t take many . . .

Douglas Coupland – living big

‘The ultimate truth about weight gain in western culture is it’s great for the economy’

Katie Roiphe – baring my soles

‘A law seems to have been passed in liberal, brownstone Brooklyn prohibiting the wearing of shoes . . . ’

Douglas Coupland – Globalisation is fun!

Airport stickers, Chinese cigarette packs as art, and the One Per Cent Politburo

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