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Lines Of Resistance
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The Poetry-Free Inauguration Makes a Comeback
No modern Republican commander-in-chief has featured a poet at their swearing-in ceremony, and it appears neither will Trump.
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- Nov 18 20166 minutes
This Simple Philosophical Puzzle Shows How Difficult It Is to Know Something
In the 1960s, the American philosopher Edmund Gettier devised a thought experiment that has become known as a “Gettier case.” It shows that something’s “off” about the way we understand knowledge. This ordeal is called the “Gettier problem,” and 50 y
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Finding the Right Hire for Your Company
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Our Art Critic’s 5 Most Anticipated
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A Natural-Born Artist
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Closing a Deal at a Bar? This Research Can Help.
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How Nature's Beauty Led This L.A. Art House to Blossom
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How and When to Give Advice (Hint: It's Not as Simple as You Think)
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253 Minutes With … David Salle
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Bumbling is Good for the Brain
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- Feb 5 20174 minutes
How Art Can Fight Trump
Richard Prince may have just taught us.
- May 9 20133 minutes
A Moment When Animals Started to Seem More Like People
Any self-respecting pet owner will confidently claim that their dog or cat (or rabbit, or gerbil) seems sentient, exhibiting a distinct temperament and emotional responses. I know my many beloved pets over the years could feel pain, and fear, as well
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- Oct 23 20163 minutes
How to Solve the World’s Hardest Logic Puzzle
While a doctoral student at Princeton University in 1957, studying under a founder of theoretical computer science, Raymond Smullyan would occasionally visit New York City. On one of these visits, he met a “very charming lady musician” and, on their
- Oct 21 20153 minutes
How Many Real Friends Can You Have at Once?
My wife can’t seem to walk for a half-hour around Ottawa, a city with nearly a million people, without running into at least three of her friends. Some people, like my wife, seem to have a zillion of them, while others appear to be content with just
- Feb 13 20174 minutes
The Test Used To See If Animals Are Self-aware Might Not Actually Work
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- Oct 14 20166 minutes
The Battle For Nazi-Looted Art
After nearly seven decades of searching, a Holocaust survivor discovered her family's stolen Pissarro, 'Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep'—and now she wants it back.