The Naked Face by Malcolm Gladwell - The window to your soul may be easier to unlock than you ever thought possible.
The Art of the Handshake by Tom Chiarella - A perfunctory gesture? Hardly. It defines the exchange. A hands-on study of a subtle craft.”
The Invisible Grip by Tom Chiarella - Maintaining eye contact feels awkward, even creepy. At first. Then it just feels powerful.
The Oil We Eat by Richard Manning - How energy defines our lives — including the food we eat.
What If We Never Run Out of Oil? by Charles C. Mann - How new extraction technologies are opening up vast new oil resources that are both a blessing and a curse.
Jungle Law by William Langewiesche - Traveling through the heart of the Amazon rainforest to witness the destruction caused by the oil industry firsthand.
Dirty Coal, Clean Future by James Fallows - Is there such a thing as clean coal?
The Fracturing of Pennsylvania by Eliza Griswold - An investigation into fracking’s effects on health and the environment.
Scraping Bottom by Robert Kunzig - Rising oil prices have made the oil trapped in Alberta’s tar sands viable, and created a whole new industry on an epic scale.
Hello, I Am Fat - “This is my body and I’m not ashamed of it in any way. In fact, I love it.”
Hello, Fellow Gym-Goers, Look at My Fat Butt by Lindy West - “When I go to the gyme I know everyone there is working toward the goal of not being me.”
A Call for Spelling Standardization (or Is That Standardisation?) by Maria Konnikova - British English, American English, Webster English, New Yorker English — Should we all just agree to pick one??
Are Apostrophes Necessary? by Matthew J.X. Malady - Not really, no.
The Comma From Which My Heart Hangs by Benjamin Samuel - A pasionate plea for the careful placement of commas
Grammar Lessons from David Foster Wallace - The late great DFW on Grammar
English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet by Megan Garber - The online evolution of the word “because.”