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  1. Annals of Science
    Numbers Guy
    The New Yorker, March 3, 2008, pp. 42-47
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    Beautiful Truth, Truthful Beauty (Review)
    Truth and Beauty, by S. Chandrasekhar
    1. Truth and Beauty by S. Chandrasekhar
    The American Scholar, Summer 1989, pp. 474-477
  3. Celeb City
    Can living next to famous people make you famous?
    The New Republic, September 7, 1992, p. 11
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    Code-Breaker (Review)
    The Man Who Knew Too Much, by David Leavitt
    1. The Man Who Knew Too Much by David Leavitt
    The New Yorker, February 6, 2006, pp. 84-89
  5. Consumed: Pet Shop Joys
    Shopping for my nice little schnauzer
    The New Republic, March 8, 1993, pp. 11-12
  6. The Critics
    A Critic At Large
    The New Yorker, August 13, 2001, pp. 78-80
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    A Critic At Large (3 Reviews)
    Say Anything
    1. On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt
    2. Your Call Is Important to Us by Laura Penny
    3. Truth: A Guide by Simon Blackburn
    The New Yorker, August 22, 2005, pp. 69-74
  8. The Critics
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    A Critic At Large (3 Reviews)
    Time Bandits
    1. Einstein 1905 by John S. Rigden
    2. Incompleteness by Rebecca Goldstein
    3. A World Without Time by Palle Yourgrau
    The New Yorker, February 28, 2005, pp. 80-82
  9. The Critics
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    A Critic At Large (2 Reviews)
    Unstrung
    1. The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin
    2. Not Even Wrong by Peter Woit
    The New Yorker, October 2, 2006, pp. 86-90
  10. Dream On
    Does Sleep Make Any Sense?
    Lingua Franca, November 1999, p. 24
  11. Hello Dalai
    My week with the leader of Tibetan Buddhism
    The New Republic, November 11, 1991, pp. 21-23
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    Homme, Hombre, Omul (Review)
    The Power of Babel, by John McWhorter
    1. The Power of Babel by John McWhorter
    The American Scholar, Spring 2002, pp. 142-144
  13. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, November 1997, pp. 76-78
  14. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, October 1997, pp. 68-70
  15. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, April 1998, pp. 76-78
  16. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, December 1998, pp. 76-78
  17. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, February 1998, pp. 92-94
  18. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, July 1998, pp. 76-78
  19. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, March 1998, pp. 68-70
  20. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, May 1998, pp. 68-70
  21. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, November 1998, pp. 84-86
  22. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, October 1998, pp. 76-78
  23. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, September 1998, pp. 76-78
  24. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, December 1999, pp. 76-78
  25. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, February 1999, pp. 100-102
  26. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, July 1999, pp. 68-70
  27. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, March 1999, pp. 68-70
  28. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, May 1999, pp. 76-78
  29. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, October 1999, pp. 68-70
  30. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, September 1999, pp. 72-74
  31. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, April 2000, pp. 68-70
  32. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, December 2000, pp. 88-90
  33. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, February 2000, pp. 96-98
  34. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, July 2000, pp. 72-74
  35. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, March 2000, pp. 60-62
  36. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, May 2000, pp. 68-70
  37. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, November 2000, pp. 68-70
  38. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, October 2000, pp. 84-86
  39. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, April 2001, pp. 68-70
  40. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, July 2001, pp. 68-70
  41. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, March 2001, pp. 60-62
  42. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, May 2001, pp. 60-62
  43. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, November 2001, pp. 68-70
  44. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, October 2001, pp. 68-70
  45. Hypotheses
    Lingua Franca, September 2001, pp. 60-62
  46. Hypothesis: Fearful Symmetry
    Lingua Franca, April 1999, p. 16
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    Infinitesimally Yours (4 Reviews)
    Reasoning with the Infinite, by Michel Blay
    1. Reasoning with the Infinite by Michel Blay
    2. The First Moderns by William R. Everdell
    3. Abraham Robinson by Joseph Warren Dauben
    4. Non-Standard Analysis by Abraham Robinson
    The New York Review of Books, May 20, 1999, pp. 63-67
  48. The Critics
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    To Infinity and Beyond (Review)
    Everything and More, by David Foster Wallace
    1. Everything and More by David Foster Wallace
    The New Yorker, November 3, 2003, pp. 84-87
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    Is The Examined Life Worth Reading? (Review)
    The Examined Life, by Robert Nozick
    1. The Examined Life by Robert Nozick
    The American Scholar, Summer 1990, pp. 458-461
  50. Jerry's Kids
    Brown's deeply dated supporters
    The New Republic, April 27, 1992, p. 19
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    Let's Make a Deal (Review)
    Inevitable Illusions, by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
    1. Inevitable Illusions by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
    The American Scholar, Spring 1996, pp. 306-308
  52. Los Angeles Postcard: Don't Walk
    A ride with David Hockney
    The New Republic, February 17, 1992, p. 10
  53. The Critics
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    Measure for Measure (Review)
    Extreme Measures, by Martin Brookes
    1. Extreme Measures by Martin Brookes
    The New Yorker, January 24, 2005, pp. 84-87
  54. Miscellany
    Nothing Ventured
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1994, pp. 74-86
  55. Misconception
    An RU-486 thought experiment
    The New Republic, December 7, 1992, p. 13
  56. The New Paradigm
    With the millennium approaching, a serious reevaluation of higher dimensions is a press...
    The New Republic, July 12, 1993, pp. 22-25
  57. New York Postcard: Quality of Life
    In court for dope possession
    The New Republic, January 6, 1992, p. 12
  58. The Critics
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    Photo Finish (Review)
    Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, by Brenda Maddox
    1. Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox
    The New Yorker, October 28, 2002, pp. 102-105
  59. The Critics
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    Punch Line (Review)
    Rationale of the Dirty Joke, by G. Legman
    1. Rationale of the Dirty Joke by G. Legman
    The New Yorker, April 19, 2004, pp. 184-190
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    Roll Over, Pythagoras (Review)
    Emblems of Mind, by Edward Rothstein
    1. Emblems of Mind by Edward Rothstein
    The New Yorker, June 5, 1995, pp. 91-92
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    A Sly Don Called Ayer (Review)
    The Meaning of Life, by A.J. Ayer
    1. The Meaning of Life by A.J. Ayer
    The American Scholar, Winter 1992, pp. 141-145
  62. Stop Me if You've Heard This (2008)
    A History and Philosophy of Jokes
    1 Review
  63. Sunny Side Up
    Mrs. von Bulow---still spontanteously breathing in her New York hospital room---poses s...
    The New Republic, February 21, 1994, pp. 23-27
  64. Their Days Are Numbered
    Lingua Franca, October 1994, pp. 46-58
  65. War of the Worlds
    Do You Believe in God? Or in Multiple Universes?
    Lingua Franca, December 2001, pp. 68-70
  66. Features
    Whose Idea Is It, Anyway?
    Lingua Franca, February 1996, pp. 28-39
  67. Zzzzzzz
    Aristotle's wisdom has gone unheeded. None of us sleeps enough. We all drink too much c...
    The New Republic, October 7, 1991, pp. 25-27
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