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Faithful Shopper: Heavenly Hamptons

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.25.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The upcoming holiday weekend (or any time this summer) is the perfect time to explore New York's very own beach resort - the Hamptons! And of course a...

The Multiverse Explained... Or Not!

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Although we may not be able to directly observe any other universes, their existence seems to be logically required if our model building is on the right track.

iDietology: Why I'm Fed Up, and You Should Be, Too

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Radical fervor and echo chamber distortions do quite enough damage to our world without populating our kitchen tables. Be fed up, as I am, with such nonsense -- and we will all wind up eating better.

Software Takes Command: An Interview with New Media Theorist Lev Manovich, Part 1

Illya Szilak | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

Many of us have become daily producers/reproducers of cultural content, and it is technology that has made this possible.

Narrative and the Future of the Social Sciences

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.04.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

The power of anthropology and the social sciences is found, at least for me, in the narratives we put forward about the social conditions of people living in the world. In the social sciences, the books with legs are those that create a connection between writers and a diverse audience of readers.

When Did Introverts Become So Cool?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.08.2013 | Technology

Do you only arise from the depths of your private room like a mystical unicorn once in a blue moon? Do you prefer Netflix to the company of other peop...

WATCH: Hawking's Big Ideas Made Simple

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.29.2013 | Science

What's at the center of a black hole? And what happens at the edge of a black hole? Stephen Hawking has some big ideas that answer these big questi...

How The Internet Is Changing The Way We Tell Stories

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.05.2013 | Entertainment

With new media platforms come new forums for audiences to discuss, comment and congregate around the entertainment they love. Watch Kevin Slavin and K...

Who's Afraid of a Little Literary Theory?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 07.01.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

I study, teach, and write about things that non-English professors also encounter every day: words and images. Yet when English profs teach these materials in the classroom, and especially when we write about them in academic journals or scholarly books, we sound different.

Let's Stick to Facts on Evolutionary Theory

Carl Safina | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

Evolution is as scientifically accepted as gravity. And while we don't quite understand how gravity works, we know a lot about how evolution works -- much more than Charles Darwin, even with all his genius, could have dreamt.

Curation Culture: USAID and the Mashup

Ming Holden | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Ming Holden

I remembered that former State Department Policy Planning Director Anne-Marie Slaughter's Twitter byline includes the descriptor "foreign policy curator." So what does curation actually mean?

An Evening of Art and Fashion at Saks

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 07.31.2012 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

As a longtime (or actually lifetime) Upper East Sider, I must confess that I don't make it down to Saks all that frequently. Why venturing below 57th Street makes such a psychological difference to me, I have no idea.

Literature as an Experiment

Paul Ruth | Posted 04.15.2012 | Books
Paul Ruth

Literature as an experiment engages both the reader and the text in an equal synthesis of interpretation. In this sense, literature becomes an experience, which experimentation must be used to understand it.

Theory -- A Word That Gets No Respect

Michael D. Fayer | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science
Michael D. Fayer

When a body of tested scientific knowledge is said to be "only a theory," the scientific meaning of the word is perverted with the effect of trivializing issues that may have life and death consequences for the entire world.

Photos: Meet This Menswear-Loving Theory Employee (And Then Save 50% Shopping)

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Photo by Bobby Doherty "Shop Talk" is a new recurring feature in which we visit some of our favorite stores across the country, and highlight the...

You Do Not Have a Theory

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

You do not have a theory! You have an idea. A theory is not something that one person can so arrogantly possess.

We Are All Scientists

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

I have no expectation that every man, woman, and child should strive to become a professional scientist. But I do have every expectation that every man, woman, and child should strive to become more scientifically literate.

WATCH: Artist Creates Dreamy Labyrinth In A Shanghai Mall

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

What do you get when you combine post-structuralist theory, Taoist philosophy and a Shanghai mall? 'Beyond Infinity,' a disorienting journey through m...

Determination -- Is Yours Holding You Back?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

As you embark on changes large and small, try to keep your eyes on the prize and put a positive spin on setbacks. In other words, choose to change, and stick to it. Yet realize your very commitment is going to make it hard to hear negative feedback.

Teaching as an Art Form

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Even as someone who engages in the more scientific or theoretical aspects of teaching, I start to wonder if we really want to go all in here with this very techno-rational mentality.

Rashida Jones Plays Stylist

peoplestylewatch.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Rashida Jones and contemporary clothing brand Theory have teamed up to get you dressed this summer. As part of Theory's Fashion Insider: StyleCause, a...

David Shields' Reality Hunger: Kicking Ass and Dropping Names (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

David Shields practices what he preaches. Aphorisms in the Nietzsche manner are the coin of the literary realm that surfaces in his manifesto, Reality Hunger.

Made in Midtown: Meet Andrew Rosen, Theory

Tom Vanderbilt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Vanderbilt

The Design Trust for Public Space, a nonprofit devoted to improving New York City's public realm, has partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to create Made in Midtown.

Economic Crisis Compels Economists To Reach For New Paradigm

Wall Street Journal | MARK WHITEHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The pain of the financial crisis has economists striving to understand precisely why it happened and how to prevent a repeat. For that task, John Gean...

Does the Ivy League Turn You Into a Moron? Walter Kirn Critiques Princeton in "Lost in the Meritocracy"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Walter Kirn, author of the novels Up in the Air and Mission to America, has written the most enticing recent indictment of education in this country.