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Your brain on stories. (Or, molecular effects of Star Wars.)

Read books, live longer

…but only Toni Morrison or Salman Rushdie will make you live better.

Mapping the human condition on 10,000 New Yorkers.

Startup culture meets culture culture.

Afrofuturistic science fiction teleports to fashion.


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 →