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What It Means to Be Orphaned

In the end, we are all orphans of the storm.

In Honor of St. Valentine’s Day

A brief overview of the history, neuroscience, philosophy and psychology of love and romance.

The Critical Studies Revolution

How the word “critical” came to signify the leading edge of cultural analysis.

What Makes Us Human?

Anthropocentrism, speciesism and the shifting relationship between humans and nonhuman animals.

2 Questions Colleges Should Ask Applicants

Ask them about free speech and academic freedom and the value of the humanities.

The Last Leaf on the Vine

What is lost when a generation passes away.