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Friday, May 30, 2008

We look ahead to Puerto Rico's June 1 primary. Also: will the race for the Democratic nomination really be over after next week? Then, a look at 19th-c. Japanese prints. Manil Suri's new novel. And on Please Explain, find out about futures markets, and how they affect your lives!

Tune in for our latest Political Projections on Tuesday, June 3! We'll talk about how Hollywood has dealt with political machines. We're also hosting a special free film screening on Monday, June 2. Seating is limited, so don't wait to RSVP!


Manil Suri

Puerto Rico and the End of the Primaries

We look at Sunday’s Democratic primary in Puerto Rico and what will happen as the primary campaign ends. Gerry Mullany is New York Times political editor, and also edits The Caucus blog.

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Context and Product Choice

After NASA’s 1997 mission to Mars, sales of Mars Bars went up! Jonah Berger tells us more about how context affects product choice; he's assistant business professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He’s also co-authored a recent article in the Journal of Marketing Research, called “Dogs ...

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Utagawa: 19th Century Japanese Prints

A new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, ”Utagawa: Masters of the Japanese Print, 1770-1900,” looks at the Utagawa School, which dominated the Japanese print market in the nineteenth century. They portray landscapes, warriors, and kabuki actors, and were produced for mass consumption. Joan Cummins is curator of Asian ...

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The Age of Shiva

Manil Suri's new novel, The Age of Shiva, follows the life of protagonist Meera Sawhney starting from her unhappy marriage in the 1950s, through her life in a changing, increasingly nationalistic India, and eventually to her own son's coming of age.


Please Explain: Futures

Have no idea what a futures market is, and how it affects your life? Tune in to Please Explain to find out! Charles M. Jones is Associate Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

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