Thomas Lux

  • Poetry: Thomas Lux, 'Virgule'

    Hear the author read read his poem, originally published in the January 1992 issue of "The Atlantic"

  • The Diamond Cutter

    Through the loupe or peepstone it's there: a mini- dot of air. and, when light shines through. the object, the gletz is visible, via…

  • Torn Shades

    How, in the first place, did. they get torn -- pulled down hard. too many times: to hide a blow, or sex, or a man. in stained pajamas? The…


A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier


What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets


Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.


What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.


CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity


In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.