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Alejandro Jenkins

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A Few Words On Beauty

There's a wonderful "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip where Calvin wakes up in the middle of the night and calls

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In the Cold Light of Reason

Reading Gnter Grass's recent Nobel Lecture I was struck by two things: it's rather disjointed--like it was written in a

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A Fool's Complaint

A Harvard instructor of my acquaintance tells a good anecdote about the contrast between the American and the European educational

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The Queen In Parliament

Today's State Opening of Parliament in the United Kingdom once again showcases that very British taste for traditional formalities. The

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On the Subject of Blasphemy

In Flaubert's last novel, Bouvard and Pecuchet , two middle-aged copyists come into an inheritance and move to the countryside

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The Misanthrope Turns Twenty

In Sylvie and Bruno, one of the lesser-known works by the author of Alice in Wonderland, Bruno tells Sylvie that

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Twilight of the Simpsons

People have remarked that for me conversation is largely an excuse to quote "The Simpsons". Those who make it past

Rethinking the Meaning of Love

T hese days few ethical tenets go unchallenged by a world increasingly suspicious of absolutes. Yet in contemporary Western culture,

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Photo Man
Ivy League

Beyond The Silver Screen

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization