Saul Elbein

Saul Elbein

Washington, D.C.
Dec
25
Festival of Fires

Festival of Fires

Difficult heroes, failed rebellions, and how to rebuild a religion
20 min read
Dec
16
Decline and Fall: Anatomy of a Tragedy

Decline and Fall: Anatomy of a Tragedy

39 min read
Nov
25
Decline and Fall Annex: Kosher Torture

Decline and Fall Annex: Kosher Torture

Disney's Andor has a lot to say about imperial rule — and the difficulties of overthrowing it.
19 min read
Nov
10
I Met A Traveler From An Online Land

I Met A Traveler From An Online Land

What do lost cities and the modern internet have in common?
17 min read
Oct
31
Halloween Heat Death Spooktacular

Halloween Heat Death Spooktacular

We were working in the lab, late one night, when our eyes beheld an eerie sight
16 min read
Aug
15
The War on Invasive Species Is Making Things Worse: An Interview With Erick Lundgren

The War on Invasive Species Is Making Things Worse: An Interview With Erick Lundgren

On feral ecologies, the failures of invasion biology, and the blurred lines between introduced and native species
30 min read
Jul
08
How Manners Can Save Us

How Manners Can Save Us

10 min read
Feb
25
Decline And Fall: Phantom Menaces

Decline And Fall: Phantom Menaces

26 min read
Feb
04
The Days After Tomorrow

The Days After Tomorrow

On post-apocalypses, the double meaning of "millennial," and the exquisitely trashy Day After Tomorrow.
19 min read
Jan
13
Load 16 Tons, What Do You Get?

Load 16 Tons, What Do You Get?

17 min read