Stop Reading like a Critic

By Matthew Rubery

Think about your favorite book. Now ask yourself: Would you admit this to others? Most would share—but literature professors are not most people.

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Who Killed Nordic Noir?

By Charlie Tyson

Scandinavian crime novels once showed how society failed its citizens. Today, the genre innovates differently—by depicting more violence.

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From the Archives


The Limits of Telecommuting

By Margaret O’Mara

Perhaps the lesson to take from this year of living online is not about making better technology. It’s about recognizing technology’s limits.

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Can Tech Ever Be Good?

By Johannes Lenhard

Companies like Uber and Airbnb rely on the exploitation of users and workers—and some investors are pushing back. Welcome to the “techlash.”

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