May 18, 2015
So was what we call peace and enlightenment invented by guys like Donald Draper to sell Coca-Cola?
Austerity-speak has dictated criminal justice reform, but it will take expensive commitments to effect real change.
May 17, 2015
Other People’s Playlists
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A Liberator, But Never Free
Letters fom an Army doctor who helped free the Dachau concentration camp in 1945 have resurfaced, raising questions about the G.I.’s we know only as heroes.
The Wonder of the Whitney
A new building captures the museum's oldest virtues.
An etymological mystery.
It’s our job as professors to do more than just expose them to difficult ideas. It’s our job to help see them through the exposure.
The world's tallest mountain has been violated by fame, profit, sectarian rivalry, and national pride. It's time to return it to holiness.
May 15, 2015
Pot possession? Get kicked off the team. Nearly kill a teammate while drunk driving? Two game suspension.
The superstar musician is also the executive producer of the HBO documentary Southern Rites.