Michael Thomsen
Michael Thomsen

Michael Thomsen has written for the Atlantic, the Daily Beast, Billboard, n+1, Bookforum, and the New Inquiry. He lives in New York.

May 1 2013 8:15 AMThe Case Against GradesThey lower self-esteem, discourage creativity, and reinforce the class divide.
Feb. 28 2012 12:46 PMDark Night (After Night After Night) of the SoulIs a 100-hour video game ever worthwhile?
Sept. 12 2011 6:53 AMShooting GalleryWhy aren't there any civilians in military video games?
April 4 2013 2:27 PMShoot First, Ask Questions LaterBioShock Infinite wants to be deep and philosophical, but it’s just one big hail of bullets.
Sept. 23 2011 12:48 PMDoes Public Nudity Spread Disease?Not especially.
Medical Examiner
May 25 2011 7:29 AMMan MilkMy curious quest to breast-feed.
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March 30 2015 11:32 AM The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.