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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle won a 2020 National Newspaper Award for his work with the Globe and Mail.

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Michael Doyle

In the Grey Light

Illustrating a modern classic September 2021
Cormac McCarthy clearly had a lot on his mind in the mid-2000s. The notoriously aloof novelist had long distanced himself from his coastal literary peers, instead throwing in with a group of scientists at the Santa Fe Institute, in New Mexico, where they investigate the interconnected relationships of “complex adaptive systems.” For nearly thirty years, McCarthy has held the unusual role of the independent think tank’s sole and unofficial artist-in-residence — an informal Homer on hand to synthesize STEM research into haunting moral…