More, More, More But Never Enough: An Interview with Antoine d’Agata

Antoine d’Agata (b. 1961, France) is a Magnum photographer exploring the darkest sides of life, with drug-fueled sex binges bleeding over the edges of depravity. Destroying the line between living and making art, his images are autobiographical, animalistic, and as horrifying as they are beautiful.  D’Agata was in town to...

Irresistible Technology: An Interview with Adam Alter

Adam Alter’s latest book is “Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked.” In it, he describes the problem of rampant behavioral addiction and the calculated techniques of games, apps and other tech products to get and hold our attention… even to the point of our own...

The Uniqueness of Human Crying: An Interview with Ad Fingerhoets

Ad Vingerhoets is a professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University, with expertise in the areas of stress, emotions, and quality of life. What he’s famous for, though, is crying. A phenomenon unique to humans, weeping — that is to say, tearful, emotional crying — is one of his special interests.  ...