Some thoughts on beauty, toxicity and the largely unexplored eighth continent of the world
‘In just a quarter of a century we have completely rewritten the menu of possible human moods’
‘If you’re a millennial, a stamped letter is either a bill or from a stalker’
Uber is the poster child of change in the new freeconomy, and how it controls you might surprise you
What did it mean, ‘getting a life’? Did we all get one? Or maybe we’ve all not got lives any more
Another drink to go with your dinner, sir? Unexpected class warfare five miles up
Are we any smarter? Well, we’re not getting stupider . . .
How do you know you’ve had an unsuccessful person over for dinner? They don’t send you a thank-you note.
Douglas Coupland on efforts to wean citizens off expensive-to-replace paper currency
‘How much future can our brains accept before they explode or implode?’
‘Let it be said that I have an addictive personality — and oxycodone is, as hillbilly populations will attest, extremely addictive’
I wonder what my stomach would say to my condiment rack? ‘Oh, hello there, hamburger relish from 1997. Nice to see you again’
Yes, I’m a hoarder. Collecting art is a very specific yet very real dimension of the OCD hoarding condition
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 . . .