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Jill Lepore

Dropping the Needle: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

Is this an era of disruption? There can be little doubt that the constant barrage of infotainment influences how we perceive personal and societal circumstances. Do we have time to reflect on what we are learning from our families, our colleagues, our students and our research?

7 Mind-Blowing Articles on Digital Freedom

PEN American Center | Posted 03.01.2014 | Media
PEN American Center

Every day, it seems, new technological developments and scandals promise to dramatically change the human rights landscape. But sometimes it's good to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

How Much Military Is Enough?

The New Yorker | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

SSixty-two legislators sit on the House Armed Services Committee, the largest committee in Congress. Since January, 2011, when Republicans took contro...

Literary Treasures: The American Antiquarian Society at 200

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Nancy Rubin Stuart

At a moment when cultural trend-watchers are predicting the imminent demise of the traditional book in lieu of digitization, the American Antiquarian Society is honoring the strength of print as it celebrates its 200th anniversary.

Why Are We Obsessed With Cheaters?

Lindsay Gellman | Posted 12.14.2012 | Media
Lindsay Gellman

These past warm months have been especially riddled with revelations of academic dishonesty. And the scandals have been extensively covered by the media.

CRAP

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

If we won't let our children lie or BS us and get away with it, surely Republicans should be held to the same standard. Cow dung has good uses, but not in political campaigns. Cut the CRAP.

Fareed Zakaria's Plagiarism: Even Worse Than It Looks

Jim Sleeper | Posted 08.10.2012 | Media
Jim Sleeper

Zakaria is a trustee of Yale, which takes a very dim view of plagiarism and suspends or expels students who commit anything like what he did. If the Yale Corporation were to apply to itself the standards it expects its faculty and students to meet, Zakaria would have to take a leave or resign.

"Second Amendment" Vigilantes Systematically Dismantling Our Rights

Josh Horwitz | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Unarmed Americans nationwide are now finding themselves in the line of fire because of a pro-gun movement predicated on devaluing the role of government and the rule of law. It's a sad statement when a teenager can no longer safely venture outside to buy a bag of Skittles.

Against Historical Fundamentalism: Jill Lepore on the Tea Party

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books
Feisal G. Mohamed

With Sarah Palin making headlines for a gaffe on Paul Revere's Midnight Ride, it seems an apt time to pick up Lepore's The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History.

Jill Lepore: Tea Party Time... and the Death of Compassion (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

There's more religion than politics in the 2010 Tea Party, Jill Lepore is saying. There's less of 1776 about it than of 1976 -- that dyspeptic post-Vietnam, post-Watergate bicentennial moment.

Parenting to Blame for Jon and Kate's Split

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vanessa Richmond

The public have bought the idea that they are essentially a danger to their own kids and better pay money for advice; that they'd better try really hard to do a good job; and they'd still inevitably fail.

It Ain't What You Say, It's How You Say It

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jerry Weissman

The past weekend brought us two excellent examples of the art of interpretation by two grand masters of interpretation; one a virtuoso of words and th...