Books & Arts


Too Burnt to Function

Spring Break musings, literature, and nostalgia for John Harvard’s gold foot


To Tanzania

New York seems, from here, to be a separate planet. Notes from Tanzania.


The Sound of Gaga: An Oscars Reinvention

Lady Gaga’s latest performance at the 2015 Academy Awards was a reinvention to transcend all previous reinventions.


Red Carpet Reflections

As we approach the Oscars, it’s worth acknowledging that celebrities are not victims of “red-carpet culture.” And neither are we.


The Odyssey and the Ramayana

Expanding the horizon of the Western canon


Shepherding Virtuous Wolves

How language has shaped the liberal arts