David N Meyer is a content editor at getAbstract and author of The 100 Best Films To Rent You've Never Heard Of, Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, The Bee Gees: The Biography, and other books. You can find his essays on film and music at davidnmeyer.com
American Contagionsby John Fabian Witt
Epidemics and the Law
Yale Law professor John Fabian Witt offers a compressed historical overview of how the law has guided America’s responses to pandemics.
Drop the Ballby Tiffany Dufu
Tiffany Dufu, the Chief Leadership Officer of Levo, offers sound advice for working women who seek work-life balance and true collaboration with their domestic partners.
Reader, Come Homeby Maryanne Wolf
Maryanne Wolf, author of Proust and the Squid, discusses the mental, psychological and spiritual benefits of reading.
x + yby Eugenia Cheng
Dr. Eugenia Cheng applies mathematics, logic and common sense to transcend gender stereotypes.
The Physics of Everyday Thingsby James Kakalios
James Kakalios, the Taylor Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Minnesota and author of the best-selling The Physics of Superheroes, provides the scientific basis…
Empty Planetby Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson
Less of Everybody
Researcher Darrell Bricker and journalist John Ibbitson offer startling, evidence-based predictions regarding an ever-diminishing population and its effects.
Togetherby Vivek Murthy
Beat Loneliness to Stay Well
United States surgeon general Vivek Murthy explains that loneliness kills, but kind human connections nurture your health.
Humor, Seriouslyby Naomi Bagdonas and Jennifer Aaker
Humor Creates Connection.
Stanford Business School professor Dr. Jennifer Aaker and lecturer Naomi Bagdonas explore how and why humor fuels a creative workplace.
Mean Businessby Bob Andelman and Albert Dunlap
Swashbuckler, Turnaround Artist, and More
Liar, braggart and turnaround genius Al Dunlap reveals his hardheaded business strategies and successes in this entertaining and instructive – if not entirely true – memoir.
The Misinformation Ageby James Owen Weatherall and Cailin O'Connor
Stopping Fake News
Professors James Owen Weatherall and Cailin O’Connor discuss how false information can spread and how that spread might be curtailed.