Taken to its logical conclusion, the enigmatic final episode of the show “St. Elsewhere” suggests that nearly all TV shows exist within the mind of one very creative boy.
Creativity is almost always associated with the arts, but Gary Marcus tells us how creativity takes on different forms in all aspects of life.
Children with imaginary friends can be more empathetic and social, but does that mean they’re more creative than other kids?
An amateur paleontologist in Texas doesn’t see any conflict between the fossil record and his religious faith.
Is taste in the arts just a social construction, or is it determined by evolution?
Geneticist Spencer Wells is tracking the human race back to its origin, and coming up with some surprises in our backstory.
Indie band The Low Anthem finds something deeply moving about Charles Darwin’s lonesome quest.
A science-fiction radio play by the author Lydia Millet imagines a future in which humans have wiped out the world’s plants.
A play about chimpanzees can make actors go bananas.
Marianne Moore loved learning about animals, and she crammed scientific detail into her poems.
Marine biologists have found evidence of the fastest cultural transformation in nature: whale songs that spread across oceans in a matter of months.