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The Spotless Mind

Scientists have discovered it may be possible to erase traumatic memories. So, who are you without your pain?

Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 3: So Many Beheadings!

A weekly conversation between an avid Game of Thrones fan, and someone who has actively avoided it until now.

By Reason of Insanity

Mental illness defenses in criminal trials have been controversial since the first acquittal. How does the law define madness?

The Human Repair Shop

It’s not easy to put a person back together, even at the U.S. military’s premier burn unit.

Short Memory Town

Restaurant culture is cyclical and churning. It comes in waves, always spitting out something old and dragging up something new.

Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 2: They’re All Going To Die Anyway

A weekly conversation between an avid Game of Thrones fan, and someone who has actively avoided it until now.

Flamboyance and Ruin: On the Mountain Goats’ ‘Beat the Champ’

John Darnielle has always been sensitive to people living in various states of collapse; in hindsight, a Mountain Goats album about wrestlers might have been inevitable.

Blank Space

Our minds have a funny way of re-writing history. What do we do with all we’ve forgotten?

When is Revenge Most Satisfying?

Vengeance is a goal-driven act, sought out to restore a sense of justice to the universe. But what happens when retaliation is targeted at someone other than the original transgressor?