Tokyo Street Theatre. Together, the careers of Shame Tomatsu and Daido Moriyama span Japan’s postwar experience. What unites the two photographers, above all, is their central protagonist: the city.

The invisible addiction: is it time to give up caffeine? Excerpt from This Is Your Mind on Plants: Opium-Caffeine-Mescaline a new book by Michael Pollan.

Ben Lerner on W.G. Sebald. W.G. Sebald’s books suggest we are powerless to remember adequately and powerless to forget.

Interview with René Pollesch (in German).

Interview with Slavoj Zizek on his third book about the pandemic.

Work on earth’s climate and other complex systems earns Nobel Prize in Physics.

Medicine Nobel Prize goes to temperature and touch discoveries.

Mathematicians prove melting ice stays smooth. Mathematicians now have a complete understanding of the complicated equations that model the motion of free boundaries, like the one between ice and water.

Michael Wood on Paul Celan.