Interviewed by Jodi Kantor, New York Times

Interviewed by Jodi Kantor, New York Times

‘We’re Going to See What Else the Word Funeral Can Mean’ — As the coronavirus pandemic limits people’s ability to mourn, they are finding new ways to say goodbye. I was honored to be among those interviewed for Jodi Kantor’s latest in NYT Dilemmas. This...
Essay at the Globe and Mail: Grief and COVID19

Essay at the Globe and Mail: Grief and COVID19

Grief in the time of coronavirus: How will the way we mourn change? Read this article at @globeandmail! Ashes to ashes, adjust adjust: The ancient, deeply human instinct to physically gather in times of death has now run up against social-distancing practices. But...
Recent Essay in @SciAm:

Recent Essay in @SciAm:

The Surprisingly Old Science of Living as Transgender: In the 20th century’s middle decades, the first recipient of phalloplasty surgery fought to be recognized as a man. See my essay at VOICES/Opinions, Scientific American @Sciam: In early March of 1958, Michael...
Are we our brains?

Are we our brains?

I’m thrilled to announce that my next book will come out with Simon & Schuster! In another of life’s lessons that truth is stranger that fiction, I’ll be telling the remarkable story of a monkey’s head, the Pope’s neuroscientist, and an international quest to transplant the soul. There’s a two headed dog, too, just for good measure.

HuffPo: Troubling the Future

TROUBLING THE FUTURE: the Remaking of Nikola Tesla: There are two great myths about Nikola Tesla. The first is that his greatest rival was Thomas Edison. But the second is perhaps even more intriguing. Read more at the HuffPo!

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