EducationEssaysFeatureNew School Histories

Uncovering the Musical Divide

The tale of two cultures at the Mannes School of Music and The New School

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EssaysFeatureSex & Gender

JFK’s Queer White House

What we can learn about a straight President by looking at the gay men in his orbit

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EssaysFeaturePsyche

What is Psychoanalysis?

An excerpt from Robert Boyers, The Fate of Ideas: Seductions, Betrayals, Appraisals

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CapitalismEssaysFeature

The Way We Shop Now

How American fiction has helped decode the history of capitalism

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EssaysFeatureMedia/Publics

Why Should Data Determine Who We Are?

Steffen Mau’s “Quantified Self” explains how we can reclaim agency over our digital lives

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EducationEssaysFeatureSex & Gender

Hungary’s Attack on Gender Studies

A threatening online message and institutional inaction exposes the official illiberalism

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