Oliver Sacks’s Latest Book Asks: What Do We Mean When We Talk About ‘the Mind’?
On what is lost when we spend our lives trying to avoid feeling alone.
What happens when corporate sponsorship moves into the realm of arts and culture?
Sleep deprivation can take a heavy mental toll. The specifics are disturbing.
In 1910, a fourteen-year-old Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald began recording his friendships, debaucheries, and many, many crushes in a diary known as his “thoughtbook.” It’s almost disturbing how perceptive he was of his social sphere at such a young age, and we can see his famous romantic idealization of women beginning to take flight with phrases like “she was very pretty with dark brown hair and eyes big and soft,” and moments where he grew so embarrassed over a crush that upon an unlikely meeting with one, he wrote, “I nearly fell down with embarrassment but I finally stammered ‘Give this to Kitty,’ and ran home.”