by Elizabeth Winder
1955. It’s springtime in New York and unseasonably balmy. Cherry blossoms dot Central Park with pale pink, and “Melody of Love” drifts from the radio. And twenty-eight year old Marilyn had just moved to New York after breaking her contract with Twentieth Century Fox.
by Dr. Richard Horowitz
Time to Address Emerging Infections and Environmental Toxins: Let the CDC and EPA Do Their Job!
by Nicolás Obregón
In that empty lobby, I gazed at them for a long time and asked myself: who could murder an entire family with a sushi knife and pillow, then leave in broad daylight?
by Michael Harris
We need thinkers. Angry thinkers, sure. But also thinkers who have patience enough to puzzle out the problems beneath the sensation, the titillation, that fuels our culture of online outrage.
by Andrew Lownie
Given Burgess’s reputation as a promiscuous homosexual and traitor, many close to him in his life subsequently distanced themselves. Letters were destroyed or certainly not made available. Burgess did keep letters in an old guitar case — for blackmail rather than sentimental purposes — but these disappeared into the MI5 archives after his disappearance in 1951.
by Charles J. Sykes
Nothing annoys academics more than pointing out how little time they actually spend teaching students. The average professor at a major university rarely teaches more than two courses a semester. Since the average class hour is actually 50 minutes that translates into about five hours of teaching a week.
by Michael Wolraich
Some years ago, an unstable young man committed one of the most notorious terrorist acts in U.S. history. He was American-born, but his parents were immigrants, and his allegiance to a radical ideology with foreign origins terrified the public. “They and those like them should be kept out of this country,” railed Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, “and if found here they should be promptly deported to the country whence they came.”