From the Rolling Stone archive: Excerpts from Hunter S. Thompson's Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail.

Not all practice makes perfect. Moving from naive to purposeful practice can dramatically increase performance.

Brief but fascinating article by Philip Ball on physics as a way of thinking.

The Ferryman. Powerful short story by Azam Ahmed. Sometimes fiction gets closer to reality than reporting.

Svetlana Alexievich's Second-Hand Time is finally available in English translation. Read some excerpts here.

Olivier Blanchard eyes ugly end game for Japan on debt spiral.

Brief interview with linguist Sarah Thomason on how languages interact and change over time.

Brian Greene on the spectacular discovery of gravitational waves.