“[O]ver the past few decades, scientists have gotten significantly—even staggeringly—better at predicting the weather.”
“It’s like salmon,” says the inventor of the waterbed, who’s hoping millennials will buy his next-gen version. “They’ll return to the place where they were spawned.”
“The best prose poems take some of the characteristics of prose, and some of the characteristics of poetry, and combine them to do something beyond the reach of either.”
This is amazing.
“Having weathered more than one social-media shit storm,” writes Lionel Shriver, “I’m one column away from the round of mob opprobrium that sinks my career for good.”