What Makes You So Smart, Computational Neuroscientist?
Terrence Sejnowski talks to Pacific Standard about searching for Sputnik, receiving pleasure reading material from a Nobel Prize winner, and being a science nerd.
What Makes You So Smart, Greatest Female Chess Player of All Time?
Noah Davis talks to Judit Polgár about her unusual upbringing, her relationship with her sisters, and why hard work checkmates intelligence.
How Do You Make a Living, Bestselling Ghostwriter?
Noah Davis talks to successful ghostwriter Andrew Crofts about how he got started, recent shifts in the publishing industry, and why he prefers to take on projects he knows nothing about.
What Makes You So Smart, Writer and 'Nerd Musician'?
Noah Davis talks to Nicole Dieker about getting an education in rural Missouri, the specific type of smarts you need to be a freelancer, and reading the Time archive.
How Do You Make a Living, Producer of Experiential Weirdness?
Noah Davis talks to Michael Cirino about his wild culinary events, his rich clients, and his move away from art.
How Do You Make a Living, Freelance Investigative Reporter?
Noah Davis talks to Scott Carney about the difficulty of making a living as a freelance journalist, the art of negotiation, and the evil of Condé Nast.
How Do You Make a Living, Email Newsletter Writer?
Noah Davis talks to Wait But Why writer Tim Urban about the newsletter concept, the research process, and escaping "money-flushing toilet" status.
What Makes You So Smart, Middle School Math Teacher?
Noah Davis talks to Vern Williams about what makes middle school—yes, middle school—so great.
Why Can't Anyone Break the Women's Marathon Record?
Paula Radcliffe set the world record in 2003. Since then? No one's come within three minutes of her mark.
FIFA's Sepp Blatter Is the Most Untouchable Man in Sports
How the head of the governing body for the world's most popular sport freely wields his wildly incompetent power.