Tuesday, January 28, 2014
In his Atlantic essay, Peter Beinart explores his moral conflict between his love of watching football with his young son and the inherent violence of the game. As you make plans to watch the Superbowl this weekend, are you conflicted between your enjoyment of watching the game and teaching your kids to love it too, despite the violence?
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Deborah Yaffe, journalist, self-proclaimed "Janeite" and the author of Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom (Mariner Books, 2013) discusses the passionate world of Jane Austen fans and what it says about fanaticism in general.
Event: Deborah Yaffe will speak about the book at the Princeton Public Library on September 12 at 7 p.m.
→Jane Austen's books on Project Gutenberg
→Jane Austen fansite, The Republic of Pemberley
Friday, May 24, 2013
In September 1966, Gene Roddenberry dispatched the crew of the Starship Enterprise on its maiden voyage through space and time and into the American living room. It was an inauspicious start, but almost fifty years later the Star Trek universe is still expanding. The new film debuted last weekend with a $70 million opening. In a piece we originally ran in 2006, Brooke explores the various television incarnations of the franchise and the infinitely powerful engine behind it all: the fan.
Star Wars Theme/Star Trek Theme
Friday, April 17, 2009