Howard Becker pointed out that critics, curators, suppliers, and administrators are as important to the creation of art as artists themselves.
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The way women practice feminism differs between Quebec and France, especially in how they welcome—or don’t—Muslim women.
Many landowners view themselves as environmental stewards. But can the environment ever be protected within the frame of private property?
When prospective home buyers hire a real estate agent, they may end up getting more than they had pictured themselves bargaining for.
"I see disadvantaged defendants’ cultivated expertise as accurate, even though it is often invalidated and punished."
In the digital world, metrics mean everything. But who interprets just what they mean changes across organizations, countries, and cultures.
When creating and selling culture, you’re also selling a story about that culture—for good and for ill.
Rather than accepting that a virus will come, we can learn how viruses live and thrive—and work to suppress them before they take off.
It is no exaggeration to say that Evelyn Fox Keller and her compatriots made possible not only my work but entire generations of scholarship on science.
Once, “coming out” was something done within gay social worlds. Today, new groups do so to refute stigma, and to reclaim that stigma as pride.
Neoliberalism offers individuals an illusion of control over their lives. But what happens when uncertainty intrudes?
Stanley Lieberson wrestled with the problem of causation throughout his prodigious research career, but nowhere more ingeniously than in A Matter of Taste.
Instead of a recognition of a life devoted to a single firm, pensions are now the source of strife between management and workers.
Does viewing Emily Dickinson as unusual actually help us understand the poet or her work better?
In the rubble of the Richard Nixon years, a University of Chicago economist named Arthur Laffer drew a diagram on a napkin to illustrate the hidden blessings of ...
Frances Negrón-Muntaner is an innovative and multimodal thinker and artist, and a professor ...
Since it first announced electricity “too cheap to meter,” in the 1950s, the nuclear industry has promised bountiful futures powered by a peaceful—and safe—atom ...
Why did American police end up in cars? And how did policing the nation’s roads become so racially unjust? In Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom, legal historian Sarah Seo uses motor vehicle search and ...
While doing fieldwork in Tennessee for his eye-opening and often harrowing new book, Dying of Whiteness, Vanderbilt University Professor Jonathan M. Metzl met Trevor. A 40-something-year-old former ...
Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is one of fewer than a hundred Black American women ...