100 Ways to Die

By Oliver Morrison Sarah Ruhl, one of the most iconoclastic and successful modern playwrights, has invented a new style of non-fiction. The title takes two full breaths to say: “100 Essays I don’t have Time to Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children and Theater.” Although the essays themselves are […]

Extended adolescence or new age of wisdom?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Art and Entertainment

A.O. Scott has been developing this extended adolescent thesis for awhile now, but never in such a sweeping way. When it was confined to summer blockbusters and Apatow comedies, it felt persuasive. But now that he’s carrying the argument so much further, to our whole cultural moment, it needs closer scrutiny.

What’s going on at Wash U in St. Louis?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Diversity, Education, Inequality
What’s going on at Wash U in St. Louis?

I saw this NYtimes Upshot article and infographics today and it seemed striking to me, so soon after Ferguson, that Wash U. in St. Louis is such an outlier among colleges with lots of resources for not providing space for students from income backgrounds. Maybe if the most well resourced college in the area were […]