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Creative Writing: Is There an App for That?

She wanted to be a creative writer.

Her first thought: “Is there an app for that?”

This young woman actually existed and asked this question. 515 more words

Allan Bloom

More on the moment of inequality: the wealth divide continues to fascinate us

Rather than decreasing in number, the flood of information on the “moment” of attention to inequality of wealth and the class divide seems to be growing.  762 more words


Dorothy L. Sayers on the first few Circles of Hell

I’ve been making my way through Dante’s Comedy for my third time — this time in Dorothy L. Sayers’s version. The translation, which pulls off the incredible feat of reproducing the original  1,370 more words


Bad Teachers: The Main Problem With Higher Education

Every generation or so, somebody comes along and publishes a screed that tears apart the American academic system. Allan Bloom ripped US colleges in 1987’s… 893 more words