The Atlantic:  “This is not a replacement for people or human contact,” said the designer Albert Lee of his new creation, an app called Emojiary. I wanted to believe him. Every day you get a text from the Emojiary bot. It asks how you’re doing. You write it back, texting More

Scientific American: Writing guides tend to be pretty unsatisfying. They offer plenty of concrete rules, but why, a reader might ask, should the rules be followed? The answer is usually “because” — as in, “because I say so.” This, of course, is where humanity found itself before the advent of More

The New York Times: The author of “The Language Instinct,” “The Blank Slate” and, most recently, “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century” has never gotten in trouble for reading a book. “Just for writing them.” What books are currently on your night More