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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 15: The Greek Way, Chapter 2

Frank Breslin | Posted 11.10.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

1. How did the geography of Greece affect the Greek character? Does a tough environment make a tough and resilient people? Will a hardscrabble child...

The Magic of Baseball

Mark Banschick, MD | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Mark Banschick, MD

What is it about sports that can bring out an almost religious like fervor in fans? Sports are given a form by their rules and regulations. Humans naturally gravitate towards patterns and order.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Unorthodox Offices

Adel Zakout | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Adel Zakout

As an architect, I'm always concerned that architecture is too clumsy to keep up with modern society--whose reflection, ideally, architectural design should be. However, my article today is about one of those thrilling situations where design is not only emphatic towards society but also becomes a catalyst for social processes;

Field of Dreams: The CIA and Me and Other Adventures in American Sports

Lewis Lapham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lewis Lapham

Unlike every other big business in the United States, big-time sports tread on hallowed ground. The product is entertainment, but the franchise is the democratic dream of Eden, Adam at play on the fields of the Lord.