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let the speculation begin

A few days ago I noticed on Amazon that there had been a slug placed on their site for my new book Oculus. There wasn’t a cover image on the page and the title was somewhat wonky: “Ken Schles—Oculus.” The price was off by a few dollars also. How could they be listing it? It said … Continue reading

the invention of the world

I recently read The Itch, by Atul Gawande in The New Yorker. This is how they describe an itch: “Its mysterious power may be a clue to a new theory about brains and bodies.” The article tells the story of a woman who had an itch on her forehead so unrelenting and uncontrollable that she scratched right … Continue reading