May 3, 2012

Mix Tape: Only Human

By Maggie Smith

How to introduce an author—and how not to. Case in point: “Should a beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning author have to hear the president of Northwestern’s Jewish students’ society call him Michael […]

March 15, 2012

Mix Tape: March Madness

By Maggie Smith

The Dude himself is publishing a book of Zen teachings. Why Zen? Because nihilism “must be exhausting.” Walden and climate change: Scientists use Thoreau’s notes about flowering dates in 1840s Massachusetts […]