A Litmus Test for Academia

Co-written by Rachel Olivia O’Connor. Valleria Ruselli and Annapurna Tosca Sriramarcel “And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;    And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil  Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.” — Gerard Manley Hopkins Introductory note: Individually, the three of us expect to receive teaching offersRead More

Argument for a New Paradigm in Socially-Conscious Activity: The Chess Analogies

by Richard Martin Oxman “He’s only a pawn in their game.” — Bob Dylan One of the great myths surrounding the game of chess is that you must be a human calculating machine to play well. Well, a certain amount of calculation is involved, of course, but chess players primarily rely on pattern recognition. Specifically,Read More

Putin Putenesca: Our New Man Need

by Richard Martin Oxman Spaghetti alla puttanesca (pronounced [spaˈɡetti alla puttaˈneska]; literally “spaghetti in the style of a prostitute” in Italian) is an Italian pasta dish invented in the mid-20th century. NESCA, among other things, offers neuro-psychological testing for the young (see below). And I believe we’ve got to check out the Russian leader in-depth now, nowRead More