James Williams is a freelance copywriter and editor living in St. Louis.
With the Holiday Shopping Season Rapidly Approaching, Is the Ancient Virtue of Frugality Possible? | 13 Nov 2016 // 8:15 PM
Contemporary "frugalists" are only playing at a virtue that previous generations practiced, willingly or not, to an unenviable degree.
The Market Knows All and Sees All | 19 Oct 2016 // 8:45 PM
Renowned theologian Harvey Cox examines contemporary belief and modern America gods: Market, DOW, Nasdaq, and more in The Market As God.
Whatever the Future May Hold, Paper Has a Rich History | 2 Jun 2016 // 3:30 AM
The Paper Trail makes the case that paper is one of history's most revolutionary technologies even as its contemporary importance fades.
Is Religion Really the Root of Human Violence? | 5 Jan 2016 // 3:00 AM
In a vast survey of human history and religion, Karen Armstrong insists that the link between religion and violence is greatly exaggerated.
Steven Pinker Wants You to Write Well -- and He Thinks He's the Guy to Teach You | 18 Nov 2015 // 1:00 AM
The prolific scholar and linguist Steven Pinker adds a volume to the already crowded field of grammar and usage guides. But does he have anything new to say?