Weekly Geekery


Nabokov’s epilepsy, heart problems, and unpublished letters.

A dictionary for the fleshy bits of brain that store our words.

Ephemerality meets Instagram.

The secret sauce behind NBC’s Olympics telecast.

Your designated BFF might not even know your name.

Julia F. P. Ostmann writes from Southern California about nineteenth-century mushrooms, hybrid burritos, and brain science. Next year she’s excited to move into Stephen Hawking’s old dorm at Cambridge, where she'll be studying history and philosophy of science. If you follow her at @JuliaOstmann, she will probably retweet you. More from this author →