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…

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A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

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

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What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

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Famous Movies, Reimagined

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

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What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

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

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