Essays

Meat and Pets: A Double Feature (2021)

The Movie That Watches You (2021)

Guessing With Physics (2021)

The Slightly Wrong Physics of Spinning Muons (2021)

The Limits of Conspiracy Debunking (2021)

Glassholes Revisited (2021)

Science and The Phenomenon (2021)

The World and Its Mask (2020)

Easy to Defend, Hard to Believe (2020)

Tesla at the Movies (2020)

Things Hang Together, Things Fall Apart (2020)

Atoms for Aliens? (2020)

Twilight of the Quantum Idols (2020)

Inventing the Universe (2020)

Steven Weinberg Glimpses the Promised Land (2019)

Higher Laughter: On Jim Holt (2018)

Did Thomas Kuhn Kill Truth? (2018)

Pop Goes the Physics (2017)

Does Science Need Hollywood? (2015)

Unlocking the Treasures (2015)

Psychedelics for Suburbanites (2015)

The Prophets Leave Hometown: Three Physicists Try Philosophy (2015)

Data Grubbers: Epidemiology, Sabermetrics, Octopus Paul, and You (2015)

Skin in the Game: Two Versions of Cheap Meat (2014)

Sleeping at Arcosanti (2014)

How Physics is Like Three-Chord Rock (2013)

Something in the Water: Chinatown and L.A.’s Originary Sin (2013)

A Visit to the Shell of the Bomb (2013)

Fairy Tale Physics and Poisoned Cocktails (2013)

Quantum Absolutism: Lee Smolin’s Time Reborn (2013)

Higgs for the Masses (2013)

Objectivity (2011)

Review: The Existential Pleasures of Engineering (2010)

Review: The Blank Slate (2010)