Tim Urban’s The Story of Us
The popular blogger and stick-figure cartoonist Tim Urban posts educational and intellectually provocative articles on his Website, WaitButWhy.com. Everything there is worth reading. But during these plague times, his magnum opus, his masterpiece of expository and explanatory writing, a multi-part series called “The Story of Us,” is indispensable, not to be missed. In it, Urban attempts to explain how we — humanity — got to be who we are and why we behave as we do. The depth of his thinking about important stuff is matched by the freshness of his creativity. In “The Story of Us,” complicated ideas worthy of graduate seminars get reduced to cartoons a child could enjoy and an adult appreciates. Looking for answers? You might find some here.