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Poetry After Auschwitz: Weinberg's the Passenger

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Mena Mark Hanna

In eight words, the German Jewish philosopher summed up the monumental challenge art has faced after the horrors of the Holocaust: How can art retain its redemptive and curative powers after such methodical human extermination?

Art and Suffering

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Could Picasso not again face what humanity had done? Did he recoil at the idea of any aesthetic response to horror and devastation on that scale? Or, in the face of such unimaginable suffering, did he find art unequal to the task?

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.

Music, Exile and Trauma

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Mena Mark Hanna

During the performance, I detected shifts of uneasiness and stifled sobs emanating from an audience largely comprised of Persian émigrés; the premiere was met with an irrepressible standing ovation.

Sleeping With Your Guru

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Brilliant, talented, successful women sacrifice their lives and dignity to male mentors. What are they thinking?