What Use Are 'Public Artworks,' Really?
In his new graphic novel, Scott King asks whether works like Antony Gormley's "Angel of the North" really regenerate impoverished areas, or simply serve the egos of the artists who produce them.
How Privatization Screwed Over Britain, According to Author James Meek
His new book argues that we must stop believing that naked self-interest is the only thing that gets people out of bed in the morning and that commerce is the only solution to all our problems.
We Need to Stop Killer Robots from Taking Over the World
Oxford professor Nick Bostrom’s job is to imagine nightmare scenarios for humanity, including plagues, asteroid strikes, and superbugs. He spends a surprising amount of time worrying that HAL 9000-style deranged computers will wipe us all out.