THR Web Features   /   February 20, 2016

The Hedgehog’s Array: February 20, 2016

Noteworthy reads from the last week:

“Where do Morals Come From?,” Philip Gorski

“The social sciences have an ethics problem.”

“The Hunger Artist,” Bee Wilson

“Many authors whisper, as though to a diary, or chat, as though to a friend, but Fisher communicates with the heady directness of a lover. She writes to confide her secret delights and to impress someone with her mastery of the table.”

“There’s Not Always a Pill for That,” Jen Bannan

“If you talk to literature professors, you may have heard them wonder aloud at the tendency of their students to diagnose characters. Anna Karenina clearly has borderline personality disorder, Holden Caulfield seems to have been abused as a child, Raymond Carver’s characters wouldn’t have these problems if they’d just go to AA.”

“Harper Lee—A Life in Pictures”

“Nelle Harper Lee, loved around the world for the Pulitzer prize-winning book To Kill A Mockingbird, has died aged 89.”

“Looking for Beauty in the Age of Design,” Alexandra Schwartz

“If there’s something post-apocalyptic about the notion of making a crushed plastic water bottle into a home, there’s an optimism to it, too.”