Jim Holt

Jim Holt is a longtime contributor to The New Yorker—where he has written on string theory, time, infinity, numbers, truth, and bullshit, among other subjects—and the author of Stop Me If You’ve Heard This. He is also a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He lives in Greenwich Village, New York City.

The Breakfast Table
May 6 2002 2:15 PMThe Byronic "Lay"
Egghead
April 22 2002 2:25 PMTerrorism and the PhilosophersCan the ends ever justify the means?
Egghead
Feb. 1 2002 11:16 AMThinking Inside the Boxes"Newcomb's Problem" still flummoxes the great philosophers.
Books
Aug. 5 1998 3:30 AMWhat's in a Face?The evidence of the hands.
Books
May 29 1998 3:30 AMFolie ?The sad story of mad genius John Nash.
High Concept
Feb. 12 1998 3:30 AMBig-Bang TheologyGod makes a cosmological comeback.
Books
April 9 1997 3:30 AMCafe SociologyWhat made Studio 54 great?
High Concept
July 24 1996 3:30 AMBeauty's TruthA defense of scientific elegance.
The Breakfast Table
May 6 2002 11:12 AMLe Pen Notes
Egghead
March 6 2002 3:54 PMUncertainty About the Uncertainty PrincipleCan't anybody get Heisenberg's big idea right?
The Book Club
June 30 1999 12:18 AM
The Book Club
Nov. 1 1998 3:30 AMBorges, Moore, and Munro 
Books
May 13 1998 3:30 AMGoings On About TownThe secret loves of William Shawn.
High Concept
Aug. 13 1997 3:30 AMWhat Is Light?No one really has the faintest idea.
High Concept
Nov. 13 1996 3:30 AMSome GeniusMaybe Leonardo wasn't such a great scientist after all.
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Working
Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.