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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...
May 12 2017 | Sara Button
During his introduction for Refugees Welcome, Ethics Center Faculty Director Rob Reich gave the audience a few numbers to mull over: By the end of 2016, the US had admitted 13,000 Syrian refugees. The population of the United States is roughly 325 million. By the end of 2016, Canada...

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