The proponents of Theory and Cultural Critique could learn a thing or two from bioculture
Seeking to get people behind his policies, he made himself the best writer for all our presidents
A scholar with the ability and audacity to rebuild the Tower of Babel died a year ago, but his controversial project lives on
Just remembering her is not enough; resurrecting her is the ultimate goal
An Ethiopian student survives a brutal imprisonment by translating Gone with the Wind into his native tongue
He bet cautiously at the track, but elsewhere he was drawn to those with the odds stacked against them
During a routine cleaning spree, William Zinsser came across a memento from a long-ago Christmas: a dinner menu from 1944, the year he spent the holiday with the 885th Bomb Squadron. “We lived in tents, hunched against the frozen Italian winter, keeping warm with a makeshift stove,” recalls Zinsser. Yet in the midst of the fighting, one man typed up a Christmas dinner menu, styled like those in a fancy restaurant. “Alone of all American holidays, Christmas has been held inviolate,” read a note typed on the back, “[so] men may have a brief respite from the grim business of war to restock their spiritual strength.” For Zinsser, the true nourishment that Christmas came not from the dinner, but from those words.
Remembering Jane Jacobs, who wrote the 20th century's most influential book about cities