| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Via Erik Loomis comes this report of a university engaging, not to put too fine a point on it, in the world's oldest profession.
The case involves Arizona State University, which on Tuesday posted a job for an assistant professor in the history of...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Moviegoers largely, er, shrugged at the first two installments of "Atlas Shrugged," the ongoing three-part film adaptation of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel. Though the book has found a passionate readership, particularly among political conservatives and...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In a makeshift office — a living room crowded with desks, monitors and a beanbag chair — a handful of programmers are hacking away on computers, aiming to make their mark on the multibillion-dollar financial services industry.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:20 AM
An essay by an English professor at the University of Pennsylvania, published July 7 by the Chronicle of Higher Education, posits that religious colleges should not be given accreditation because their programs do not allow for "unfettered skepticism...
| Apr 18, 2014
Who I am
Lakeview resident Alane Repa.
One unique thing about me
If I am reading a new book that I just purchased, and I want to preserve that book, I can handle the book so carefully that it does not look like it has been read. It still looks...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:42 PM
David Brat, who scored a huge political upset with his primary election defeat of House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is a conservative Tea Party Republican and a college professor who has written about the role of religion in economic...
| May 26, 2014
| 12:04 PM
On “Mad Men,” progress has always been marked in small steps rather than giant leaps. The slightest of gestures — a kiss on the hand here, a stunned glance there — take on outsized importance in the world of this series, where in...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:53 AM
His driver-hailing app Uber has made enemies of taxi drivers round the world. Over a steak sandwich in San Francisco, one of Silicon Valley’s most combative operators tells Tim Bradshaw, ‘Ultimately, progress and innovation win’
| May 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Chocolate comes from cocoa, which comes out of a tree. Therefore, chocolate counts as salad," as the new saying goes. And for an old saying, we'll use Richard Wilbur's mysterious one. He was Poet Laureate in 1987. He wrote: "We milk the cow of the world,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Barbara Branden, who wrote a definitive biography of philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand after a close association that ended in a disastrous tangle of relationships, died Wednesday in a rehabilitation center near her home in West Hollywood. She was 84....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
We've got problems. Our economy has stagnated; unemployment is high; we have an almost inconceivable amount of national debt; and our elected officials are fighting among themselves. What we need are some good solutions. What's to blame for this mess?...
| Mar 7, 2014
Lorrie Moore is simultaneously one of the funniest and saddest fiction writers in America. Her collections of short stories, including "Self Help" (1985), "Like Life" (1990) and "Birds of America" (1998), are masterpieces of the laughter-through-tears...