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Jun 6 2017 | Michael Taylor
“Of course I’m tearing up. It’s just amazing how fast eight years go by and how they’ve become these really unbelievable women, and we just wanted to make sure they knew.” -Jenna Bush Hager   Thou: Awww, that’s nice.  I: What?  Thou: “Bush sisters pen heartwarming open letter to Obama girls.”  I:...
Jun 1 2017 | Sara Button
Andrew Solomon was a fearful child. His mother pointed this out to him once, suggesting his anxiety might be preventing him from valuable experiences. He retorted that he had eaten snails for lunch. “Being an adventurous eater is not the same as being an adventurous person,” she told him. That day...
May 26 2017 | Michael Taylor
Recently I tried virtual reality for the first time at Teknopolis, a “virtual-reality playground” hosted by the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
May 19 2017 | Sara Button
Recall a book that has changed you. That has made you gasp, or shudder, or look at new parts of the world with delight. Or picture a literary character you fell in love with. A fictional friend that offered a hand to you, dear reader, and unzipped a window leading from your world into another. And...
May 16 2017 | Abbee Cox
Think about the last movie you saw. Was the main character African-American? Were any of the characters? What about the last five movies you’ve seen? This imbalance has always bothered Professor James Forman, Jr., who knew that when he wrote his own book, black characters would be central to the...

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