Writer

J. Gram Slattery

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Op-Eds

Neocons Rising

A new hawkishness has begun to creep in, and it’s creeping in at Obama’s expense.

Op-Eds

Playing Devil’s Advocate (Sort Of)

To be sure, some institutional response was appropriate, but much of the response from the Christian community has itself been based on intolerance and the suppression of discourse.

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The Meaning of 'Boston Strong'

When I found myself sequestered in my dorm in Cambridge while the police shut down an entire metro area in pursuit of two villains, I felt anything but resilient or tough or pragmatic. Rather, I felt irrational, and, in fact, a bit lame.

Op-Eds

The Information Cocoon

Far from broadening users’ political views, social media—at least in the case of Twitter—is creating echo chambers for increasingly cloistered partisan communities.

Roundtable

Roundtable: Was President Faust Wrong to Reject Divestment?

Ultimately, Faust’s statement fails to engage with an issue that she claims to recognize as “one of the world’s most consequential challenges.”

Op-Eds

Virtual Unrealities

Eventually, it gets to a point where if we don’t post photos about our adventures or nights out on the town, we fear being perceived as boring.

Op-Eds

The Caricatures of Harvard

So it seems that both the right and left have a dystopian image of our school, one in which we’re all brainwashed automata, trained to be either greedy, conformist free-marketeers or hardcore leftists.

Op-Eds

The Illusion of Progress

No matter where the next pope comes from, the Church will still be complicit in the death and mistreatment of hundreds of thousands of AIDS victims and homosexuals throughout Africa.

Op-Eds

The Cult of the Warrior

I never seriously considered what the word “hero” meant until this fall.

Crime

“Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked”

The memoir of a malevolent, unbalanced cyberterrorist using uniquely modern tools to attack the author gives this text its strength; but esoteric literary allusions destroy the inherently interesting narrative.

Free Time
Columns

In Search of Lost Time

Larry, In His Element
Scrutiny

Professor Summers

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School