Oct 042010
 

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<strong>Disease in the time of Defoe</strong>. In 1722 he offered advice: Avoid excessive eating and drinking, and restore humoral balance&nbsp;&nbsp;

Disease in the time of Defoe. In 1722 he offered advice: Avoid excessive eating and drinking, and restore humoral balance  
 
 

For <strong>Vivian Gornick</strong>, feminism was a new way of interpreting the world. Then, around 1980, she returned to literature&nbsp;&nbsp;

For Vivian Gornick, feminism was a new way of interpreting the world. Then, around 1980, she returned to literature  
 
 

The tech gurus tell us that <strong>the future of higher ed</strong> is adaptive tutors, chatbots, AI, and virtual reality. They're wrong&nbsp;&nbsp;

The tech gurus tell us that the future of higher ed is adaptive tutors, chatbots, AI, and virtual reality. They're wrong  
 
 

A museum is auctioning off a Jackson Pollock to raise money to <strong>diversify its collection</strong>. Laudable goal, bad plan&nbsp;&nbsp;

A museum is auctioning off a Jackson Pollock to raise money to diversify its collection. Laudable goal, bad plan  
 
 

<strong>Was Beowulf a bro?</strong> A new, feminist version of the epic paints a fierce picture of masculine weakness&nbsp;&nbsp;

Was Beowulf a bro? A new, feminist version of the epic paints a fierce picture of masculine weakness  
 
 

The tempo of life reaches a frenzy, and yet we feel stuck. One balm for our internet-accelerated age: <strong>read old books</strong>

The tempo of life reaches a frenzy, and yet we feel stuck. One balm for our internet-accelerated age: read old books
 
 

<strong>Stanley Crouch</strong>, the jazz critic whose outsize opinions were rendered in scalding, pugilistic prose, has died. He was 74&nbsp;&nbsp;

Stanley Crouch, the jazz critic whose outsize opinions were rendered in scalding, pugilistic prose, has died. He was 74  
 
 

It&rsquo;s been said that the correspondence of great artists and idealists is mostly about money. <strong>Van Gogh</strong> is no exception&nbsp;&nbsp;

It’s been said that the correspondence of great artists and idealists is mostly about money. Van Gogh is no exception  
 
 

<strong>The internet is not what you think it is.</strong> For one thing, its intellectual roots go back to 19th-century conjecture on snail copulation&nbsp;&nbsp;

The internet is not what you think it is. For one thing, its intellectual roots go back to 19th-century conjecture on snail copulation  
 
 

When Waltham was radical. How a suburb of Boston became an unlikely fount of <strong>new currents in leftism</strong>

When Waltham was radical. How a suburb of Boston became an unlikely fount of new currents in leftism
 
 
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