Weekly Geekery


Los Angeles: capital of science fiction?

The latest Rx craze: novels.

Richard Dawkins on Robert Frost.

The scariest costume yesterday? A mite.

Evolutionary biologists have a grudge against Frankenstein’s bride.

The future of books: a bunch of Norwegian spruce trees.

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 →