Daniel Smith

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The Influence of Anxiety

The Influence of Anxiety

I, I, I, I, I, I: the eternal song of anxiety.

Sequestered with my family, surrounded by disease, embedded, clearly and undeniably, in History—in the shared consequences of politics, pathology, and plain old fate—I wish to see and feel my anxiety not as my own, not at all as my own, but as ours. The city’s. The country’s. The world’s. The time’s. One unmistakable sign that I want this is that now when I write about my own anxiety, I do feel shame. I feel shame like a warning, like a threat.

Episode 6: The Book is Good

Episode 6: The Book is Good

Daniel Smith and n+1 editor Keith Gessen talk about Gessen’s article for Vanity Fair, “The Book on Publishing” (October 2011). This article uses Chad Harbach’s book The Art of Fielding as a lens to examine developments in print and electronic publishing. Keith and Daniel discuss what these changes mean for the industry, the authors, and the reading public.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

In this way and others I was assured again and again: no Delgado by way of TMS. No mind control. No social danger. Pascual-Leone had been brainstorming aloud; or he had been attempting innocently to pique the curiosity of a visiting journalist. And yet Delgado’s bull stuck with me.