In the digitally (or otherwise) enhanced narrative, even the foibles and faults contribute towards the endgame as the leader gets to goal. Unfortunately, outside the movie-house, we have to contend with the most spectacular of our leaders who inexplicably fail us in spectacular ways.
About six months ago, an unspeakable evil entered our house -- the college essay process. Until then, we'd always been a fairly typical family, neither sensational or completely unremarkable. Just typical, with three kids, a dog, a cat and a fish named Nini. But that was before the Essay. Oh, the Essay.
How, and more importantly who, do contemporary artists collect? Neither Matt nor I really set out to collect art, but as Matt says, "spending your life in the presence of art, you start to pick up things that you love." Most of the pieces he owns come with a story, and often with a trade.
Today's version of the metal can could be a thing of the past, if a consortium of activist groups gets its way. Their target is a chemical that, if banned, could change the very way food is packaged.
In his later years, you could find Dan Kiley with his wild hair and pants hiked up to his waist always brimming with opinions and ideas - or as the ce...
It is, perhaps, more newsworthy to make all Orthodox Jews out to be stuck in an ancient tradition, as if every religious Jew is still wearing their zaidy's zaidy's Polish garb. It may be newsworthy, but it's not accurate, and it's not sound journalism.
Political paralysis is nothing; Washington will regain animation based on the sheer force of your arguments. Senator [insert last name here] sure sounds nice, doesn't it?
When it comes to the topic of Israel, some hawkish members of the secular Jewish community appear to follow in the antediluvian footsteps of the shtetl. That anyone in our broader Jewish community is shunned for holding a nonviolent opinion is a travesty.
The headline in the Britain's Daily Mail tabloid was hard to miss: "Wanted: Adventurous Woman to Give Birth to Neanderthal Man, Harvard Professor seeks Mother for Cloned Cave Baby."
A Harvard expert has come up with an idea that could revive the Ice Age in a snap and end global warming. It's just one of a handful of "geo-engineeri...
Leaving the deanship at Harvard College in 1967, John U. Monro was famous for taking a humble job at Miles, a southern black college that had lost its accreditation.
How would the NRA, who suggested after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut that we provide armed guards in every school across America, at a cost of nearly $8 billion per year, respond to New Jersey's shooting?
Marx, Marxism, socialism -- these are dirty words in America. Was that always true? Or was there a time -- perhaps around the time of Marx's original publications -- when you could self-describe as a Marxist in the United States and not get shouted out of the mainstream?
Silicon Valley thrives on disruption; academia thrives on tradition. That's a recipe for tension.
If the "big weather" phenomenon is real, some of the most valuable real estate in the United States -- lower Manhattan, for example -- may become unsuitable for its current level of residential or commercial activity. Real estate values may, however, be the least of our concerns.