Amish horse & buggy meet iPhone and Uber ...

For two centuries the Amish of North America have followed insular, low-tech lives. Can their communities and faith survive the onslaught of the digital world?

December 06, 2023

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Could a horse be one of the greatest athletes ever?

Over two years (1972-73), Secretariat set several racing records that have still not been broken. What was his secret?

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The dubious literary joys of AI

Einar Felix Hansen is the most-published historian of recent times. How does he (?) do it? And why? [Sneak preview: he had lots of assistance …]

October 13, 2023

book icon Short Read | World, Howlery

Superyachts, space tourism and superegos

The world’s superyacht industry is flourishing. What does it tell us about billionaires, luxuries, staff, inequality and fate?

September 07, 2023

book icon 15 mins | World

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