Posts Categorized: Opinions

Growing Pains: The art of coping with change

Part of having religiously experimental parents was having access to a bunch of interesting books as a kid. My parents’ shelves were full of fascinating stuff, from Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha to Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and on and on.

Once a Redditor …

Here’s a trick question: what’s the only place in the world that hosts a major atheism club, featured an in-depth, crowd-sourced interview with American President Barack Obama, supports a burgeoning amateur porn scene and is owned by major magazine publisher Condé Nast? Welcome to Reddit. Though Second Life is the biggest example, scads of games… Read more »

Yes, art matters

Why is it that when budget cuts must be made, whether within the government or a university, the arts are always one of the first to get hung out to dry?