Can ChatGPT Unseat the M.F.A.?
Machines may learn the mechanics of good writing, but humans still have the edge when it comes to what it takes to write honest, emotional stories.
Pappyland: Fathers and Bourbon
A book seemingly about the most sought-after bourbon in the world is actually about so much more. For me, it contains lessons about fathers and sons.
As Good As It Gets Without Video: James Fallows on the Airport Near-Miss in Austin
I love flying. Airports, save for the people whose behavior I’d deplore if I saw it in a grocery
Welcome to 2023
That’s the first time I’ve written it out: 2-0-2-3.
Feels weird, I must say. But it’s exciting.
New Year, New Me, New Shoes
Once an ex-girlfriend and I were walking along a downtown sidewalk, and we passed a shoe store. I saw some
Janet Malcolm and The Power of Doubt
Janet Malcolm, the literary hero and journalistic villain of The Journalist and the Murderer, died last week. I was listening
I’ve been looking to establish more routines in my life. The fact that the midway point of the year
But what is grief, if not love persevering?
It can be easy to forget that plenty of people don’t like the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There are people
I spent the afternoon in the company of two lovely 94-year-olds named Lyle and Ruedine. Next week, they’ll celebrate
I think I'd like to try...blogging?
Coronavirus has taken over life here, and so many people are using time in isolation and lockdown to pursue things