Douglas Coupland: a lot o’ Lotto

If you ever wonder what it looks like to see someone lose several million dollars, let me tell you, it is a dreadful thing to witness

Douglas Coupland: Frugality

‘Imagine marrying someone who turned into a creaky, prematurely aged miser — would that be a deal-breaker for you?’

The plots thicken in the Middle East

How the region became a breeding ground for conspiracy theories

Douglas Coupland
©Ken Mayer Studios © Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland: Smell swell

Man-made odours can affect us in emotionally unpredictable ways

Douglas Coupland
©Ken Mayer Studios © Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland: Coffee & Cigarettes

‘Smoking indoors feels like listening to smuggled Beatles records in Kiev in 1965. It feels stolen’

Douglas Coupland
©Ken Mayer Studios © Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland: tips for public speaking

‘Some people fear public speaking more than death; these words are for them’

Douglas Coupland
©Ken Mayer Studios @douglas coupland

Douglas Coupland: With Bells On

‘Peace can be yours but you have to ask for it’

Douglas Coupland
©Ken Mayer Studios @douglas coupland

Douglas Coupland: Fish wish

The fish fillet sandwich encapsulates much that’s wrong with our thinking

Douglas Coupland
©Ken Mayer Studios @douglas coupland

Douglas Coupland: post-9/11 air travel

‘Plastic airline cutlery became a haiku explaining one of humanity’s worst moments’

Katie Roiphe
©Jason Andrew

Katie Roiphe: Text-snooping

‘The moral dubiousness of reading someone’s email is eclipsed by the magnitude of whatever you find out’

Lawrence Scott: Sounds of home

Clacking trains at dawn in the city are a transport back to the sensations of growing up in Trinidad

Douglas Coupland: Trivial

We used to have all this stuff stored in our heads but now don’t. What happened?

Douglas Coupland: Why I love shopping

Shopping as alchemy: a quick look at the relatively new science of retail

Douglas Coupland: Failmail

‘Emails between me and the FT have been vanishing for months. It’s beyond a joke’

Douglas Coupland: Trashed

Some thoughts on beauty, toxicity and the largely unexplored eighth continent of the world

Douglas Coupland: Moody

‘In just a quarter of a century we have completely rewritten the menu of possible human moods’

Douglas Coupland: Stamps

‘If you’re a millennial, a stamped letter is either a bill or from a stalker’

Douglas Coupland: Red dot

Uber is the poster child of change in the new freeconomy, and how it controls you might surprise you

Douglas Coupland: Got a life

What did it mean, ‘getting a life’? Did we all get one? Or maybe we’ve all not got lives any more

Douglas Coupland: Biz Klass

Another drink to go with your dinner, sir? Unexpected class warfare five miles up

SHARE THIS QUOTE