SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Aug 13, 2012 — The Psychopath Test is a fascinating look into the minds of the deranged, but author Carol Rifka Brunt says she read it not to understand the psychology of madness, but to prove she wasn't mad herself. When have you compared yourself to books or characters in them? Tell us in the comments.
Oct 26, 2011 — The essays range in subject from Axl Rose to the Southern Agrarian novelist Andrew Nelson Lytle. What they have in common is John Jeremiah Sullivan's essential curiosity about the world, his eye for the perfect detail, and his great good humor in revealing both his subjects' and his own foibles.
Aug 11, 2011 — The Psychopath Test — an exploration of the madness industry — spends a ninth week on the list.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Badass: The Birth of a Legend : Spine-Crushing Tales of the Most Merciless Gods, Monsters, Heroes, Villains,and Mythical Creatures Ever Envisioned by Ben Thompson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 7, 2011 — From religion to pornography and die-hard optimists to remorseless sociopaths, reading about neuroscience can be a lot more fun than dodging volleyballs on a beach. Here are five brainy picks that are sure to make for some sizzling summer reads.
May 21, 2011 — Journalist Jon Ronson spent two years talking to psychopaths, psychiatrists and even Scientologists in an effort to learn more about psychopathy and its effects on society.
May 14, 2011 — Author Ben Thompson's new book collects the stories of characters whom you do not want to mess with. It pulls from both history and legend, telling stories from Jesus and Genghis Khan to Captain Kirk and Chuck Norris.