“7 Life Lessons You Can Learn From ‘Star Trek”


Avoid wearing, at all costs,: red shirts.

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Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark

Associate Professor of Economics, North Carolina State Univ.

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Camelot and its Discontents: Mad Men on DVD

I have a lengthy (and spoiler-packed, for better or worse) review of the third season of Mad Men (now out on DVD) over on the Pajamas’ main page. Topics discussed include the show’s slightly skewed politics and history of the Kennedy-era 1960s, amongst other things.

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“The Two Cultures” 50 Years On

Whereas once any layman could instantly appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of say, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Michelangelo’s David, or a great classical symphony, in the 20 century, modern art became merely an excuse for the artist and his champion critic to write a treatise explaining the work of art in the first place. But what caused art to become so insular?