On streaming and the big screen, we're paying more for less, even as new ideas seem few and far between.
Wiretapping and eavesdropping used to be the norm. Perhaps privacy was always an illusion after all.
M. Chris Fabricant's new book details how flawed techniques have led to numerous wrongful convictions.
A new book vividly portrays human beings coping with daily existence in a disintegrating society but offers an incoherent analysis of what went wrong.
Disturbing, eerie, and strangely relevant, it's a return to form for the Canadian horror master.
Early cities' concentrated populations and burgeoning scale didn't spontaneously summon pharaonic god-kings or bureaucrats.
Vaclav Smil’s How the World Really Works offers hope and despair for techno-optimists.
The latest attempt to adapt the novel comes as an HBO miniseries.
It wasn't just autocrats who were frequently tempted to address "fake news" about the pandemic through state pressure and coercion.
Were liquor suppliers across the world guilty of outrageous abuses that explain the prohibitionist response?
A World After Liberalism details the rise of a young right that finds reactionary ideas relevant and appealing.
It's the strangest, most meta sequel of the year.
Neal Stephenson's Termination Shock Is a Glorious Sci-Fi Vision of How To Respond to Global Warming, One Geoengineering Problem at a Time
In Stephenson's near-future novel, innovation, not legislation, is the best response to a changing climate.
"Feldman contends that [Jefferson] Davis was right and Lincoln was wrong."
Marvel's latest superhero epic is a boring movie about boring people.
Just like the characters, this short-lived sci-fi show makes a mysterious return years later.
This is Denis Villeneuve's movie, but it's fully Frank Herbert's Dune.