Last May, perhaps the most highly-anticipated new film of the new millennium opened to rave reviews and record-smashing box office receipts, eclipsing another, more modest film that had opened just a few days earlier.
Both films were more than just entertaining summer spectacles, or "popcorn flicks,"
There is one thing on which our lives depend. It is woven into the very fabric of our culture. It sustains us. It is the lifeblood of any venture we attempt--from the construction of a skyscraper to the discovery of new physical laws. It gives
The life of the mind has a friend in modern culture: the coffee house. Sprinkled throughout college towns, dotted at the feet of financial-district high-rises, tucked away in the fashionable corners of middle-America hometowns, cafes wait to welcome the intellectual. Coffee has become more than
Breaking every viewer record and emerging as the #1 primetime TV sensation, ABC's Desperate Housewives has been called the Sex and the City of the suburbs. Writer Marc Cherry told The Age that "Desperate Housewives is a kind of skewed homage to suburban life," and
I want to elaborate some on a point I made to introduce my editorial: that there is no general cultural awareness, in intellectual circles or in the media, of the incredible technological advancement going on. I'm thinking specifically of the computer industry.
Because of my day
Every week there are technological breakthroughs and innovations in crucial fields of production, such as computers and medicine. But you'd never know it reading the headlines of most major news outlets. Even where productiveness is covered to some extent, for example, in technology news, new
On January 14 of this year, the bodies of all four members of an Egyptian family were discovered dead in their New Jersey home. Until recent arrests in the case, it was widely believed that the murders were the work of Islamic militants.
For example, Daniel
By now, no doubt, you've heard the story of Ward Churchill, the renegade University of Colorado professor who is under fire for his controversial remarks comparing certain victims of the 9/11 attacks to Nazis (for their role in the global financial system) and advocating more