It's week 10 of the Rooster's summer reads!
Rooster days of summer > dog days of summer. Novelist Emma Straub and our own Nozlee Samadzadeh wrap up Kudos by Rachel Cusk.
Each year, the Japanese government expects dozens of people to die from eating ill-prepared blowfish, and yet the dish remains a delicacy.
A longtime leader of New York’s performance art world, Martha Wilson’s photographs exist as proof of her experiments with multiple identities.
Max Richter’s latest composition, From Sleep, is eight hours long. This remix by Mogwai is your alarm.
Social media makes it easy to virtually tour our neighbors’ homes—and really, their entire lives. The hard part: finding the clear divide between entertainment and cyberstalking.
Studying drivers across the country for signs of license-plate prejudice—or, why everyone loves Vermont drivers and hates Texans.
If you had to choose between the life of a loved one or the survival of a dozen other people, would you be capable of a rational decision?
Three minutes of Max Richter’s circadian-friendly From Sleep.
How nostalgia works and why social media may destroy it altogether, or restore it to its original purpose.
A lifelong phobia is the result of a terrifying childhood incident. But the real culprit may be Arthur Conan Doyle.
After a lifetime of mental illness, one woman opts to try electroconvulsive therapy. She discusses her decision with her sister.
How one family schemed to be the best TV-watchers in America.