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Primatology on Park Avenue

I spent my Labor Day weekend reading Wednesday Martin’s Primates of Park Avenue, a memoir disguised as anthropological study of wealthy women on the Upper East Side. I picked it for two reasons. First, for the frisson of pleasurable envy … Continue reading

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On Sleep

Nancy Kress’s science fiction novella Beggars in Spain begins from a simple premise: what if we could genetically engineer people who do not need to sleep? It’s a tantalizing prospect—what would we do with an extra seven, or eight, or … Continue reading

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