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Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 04.16.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

It was not without pleasure that I read Renaud Girard most recent book, Le monde en marche, which collects the best of the chronicles and reports that have appeared in recent years in Le Figaro. I swear. I protest. About Rwanda, I believe the opposite of what Girard writes. But I lap it up.

Ceci n'est ni un Blog ni une Blague (This Is Neither a Blog Nor a Joke)

Ira Israel | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
Ira Israel

Are we witnessing a new epoch of exceptionally bright and gifted directors, writers, and actors infusing pop culture with winks to high culture or possibly converging the two?

Get Smart! Cultivate Interdependence!

Michael Roth | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Michael Roth

The goal of inquiry isn't Truth with a capital "T;" it is more inquiry. The goal of liberal learning is more learning. We hold onto our "plasticity" by holding onto our ability to be affected by others -- to learn from experience in context.

Uncommon Sense: Self-Driving Cars and Books That Write Themselves

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

A webzine recently asked me to write 100 words on the question, "If you had to choose between blindness and deafness, which sense would you keep?" I gave them one word: "common."

To US Representative Steve King: Multiculturalism Encompasses Everyone

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The diversity in the U.S. poses great challenges and opportunities. I would advise Mr. King that the way we meet these challenges will determine whether we remain on the abyss of our history or whether we achieve our promise of becoming a shining beacon to the world.

How A Seasoned Contemporary Artist Handles Herself

Posted 04.11.2012 | Arts

Elaine Sturtevant made her controversial artistic debut in 1965 when she showed an exhibition of replicates of Andy Warhol's silkscreen floral prints ...

Chomsky: Moral Justice Trumps "Legal" Justice and America's Narrow Political Spectrum

Naima Ramos-Chapman | Posted 11.06.2011 | Black Voices
Naima Ramos-Chapman

Here's my half-baked attempt at giving you some sweet takeaways from The Chomsky-Foucault Debate on Human Nature.

Santa, Deconstructed

Derek Nystrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derek Nystrom

I've recently realized that Santa Claus actually enacts, in miniature, the various stages of our gradual recognition of and acquiescence to contemporary forms of power and authority. No, seriously, he does. Here's how.

Suffocating in San Francisco With Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and a Thousand Tourists

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

No matter how great these "Post-Impressionist Masterpieces" are, they are crammed in a basement overfilled with way too many sleepwalking European tourists.

Caster Semenya: When Gender Is Not Sex

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Debold

It seems pretty likely that Semenya is no longer going to be allowed to compete as a female in the sport that she loves and has trained so hard for.

Eat Your Way To Enlightenment

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

Having taught it for many years, I find eating meditation -- yes, eating meditation -- to be one of the simplest, most profound, mindfulness practices. Here are some tips to start your own journey.

Admiring Continents

Pablo Ganguli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pablo Ganguli

I still do not know what possessing Indian nationality signifies. I have always felt so very un-Indian with only rare flashbacks of nostalgia for things from the sub-continent.