Edward Tenner, AM’67, PhD’72, considers what “an informed life” means in the information age.
Arika Okrent, PhD’04, lists the reasons why the listicle is a popular literary form.
Joshua Mitchell, PhD’89, reflects on how students from Washington to Iraq differ in their understanding of Tocqueville’s “lonely man” in the democratic age.
Anne Ford, AM’99, questioned her own academic ability—then she started asking questions of others.
Greg Bellow, AB’66, AM’68, reclaims his acclaimed father, novelist Saul Bellow, X’39, from those who would adopt him as their own.
Wayne Scott, AB’86, AM’89, knows from painful experience that an A is not a scarlet letter around here—an F is.
A scholar reflects and confesses.
Alex Lickerman, AB’88, MD’92, explains how to construct an indestructible self.
The pitfalls of writing, from a junior thesis to a Star Trek history.