Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol (This is Not a Rape) — Film Review

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Eric Shapiro reviews Emma Sulkowicz’s new film—and looks at it both as a piece of filmmaking and a conversation starter.

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Frack Protest

With water pollution, toxic waste and earthquakes as by- products of fracking, should we not concentrate on renewable and clean energy?

The Most Dangerous Word


A run in with a former student who believes schools fail youth.

Tal Fortgang, Privilege and Unintended Ironies


Community College instructor Gint Aras responds to Tal Fortgang’s dismissal of his white privilege.

Brothers, Shake It Off


Dr. Gadsden discusses the reality that while many men will never end up physically imprisoned many are still “journeying through life psychologically and spiritually imprisoned”

Brains and Banditry in the Age of In Vitro

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Tommy Raskin looks at the complexities of IQ, from the historical to implications for the future. —– There will likely come a point in the next couple centuries when our technology surpasses the limits of our current doctrine of “technological ethics.”  At this juncture, we will be capable of fundamentally altering the quality of human […]

Privilege vs. Rights: an Important Distinction


If health care is a right, then what is the cost of freedom?

Two Harvard Men Battle For President

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Liam Day asserts that as little as they or their supporters might like to admit, Obama and Romney have a lot in common.

Video: A Muslim’s Perspective on Religion and Protests

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Don Lemon sits down with Haroon Moghul, who offers a fair and balanced assessment of the protests happening in some Muslim nations.

Graphic Tales of Larceny


Matthew Parker’s graphic novel illustrates his personal journey from heroin addiction and petty crime to the Columbia MFA program.