Latest from Alan Levinovitz

Want to understand Trump’s die-hard fans? Look to alternative medicine.

Both invite their followers to find empowerment in challenging the official narrative.
  • Dec 2, 2020

Anti-vaxxers will fight the eventual coronavirus vaccine. Here’s how to stop them.

It would be reckless to simply dismiss the concerns of frightened parents.
  • Apr 29, 2020

Goop teaches us we can be pure — if we spend enough money

Gwyneth Paltrow’s company is effectively selling indulgences.
  • Jan 16, 2020

Why LaCroix calls its seltzer ‘natural’

The company that makes it is facing a class-action lawsuit, but the problem is much bigger than one beverage.
  • Oct 9, 2018

Science educators need to talk about the identity of scientists

Like many others, I fell for Brian Wansink's bad science. Here's how we can do better in the future.
  • Sep 24, 2018

Trump’s bizarre understanding of Capitalization is surprisingly Strategic

It's a technique that conveys Charisma and Authority.
  • May 23, 2018

Here’s what your body would say if it could talk

Questions for James Hamblin about vitamins, the best diets, and why health is funny.
  • Mar 28, 2017