Battle of the Studies

Battle of the Studies

Before I went to college, my high school advisors strongly encouraged me to choose a “practical” major. Science, technology, engineering, math — any of these fields would lead to a promising career. I rebelled. I chose to study international affairs and...
The Art of Inequality

The Art of Inequality

Thomas Campbell directs the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. He’s smiling a great deal these days. Why? Campbell has just received something museum directors only dream about: a donation of paintings, drawings, and sculptures worth over $1 billion. The...
March Sunday Kind of Love

March Sunday Kind of Love

“Sunday Kind of Love,” hosted by Sarah Browning & Katy Richey and co-sponsored by DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, Busboys and Poets, and Split This Rock is the 3rd Sunday of every month featuring for the first hour readings by nationally...
Real Nowhere Men (and Women)

Real Nowhere Men (and Women)

The Olympic Games can draw unexpected visitors. Remember the Jamaican bobsled team? This year, it’s the delegation from nowhere. Beginning in the games’ opening week, residents along the rocky coast of southwest England will meet Nowhereisland. No —...
David Koch’s Crass Act

David Koch’s Crass Act

David Koch, the right-wing multibillionaire, likes to pose as a class act. He’s thrown around several million bucks, for example, to get a wing of Manhattan’s Lincoln Center named for him and to buy a seat on the board of WGBH, Boston’s prestigious...