Category: News

Can Data Be Human? The Work of Giorgia Lupi

The designer Giorgia Lupi was born in 1981 and believes that she is part of a special bridge generation. “I was raised in a completely analog environment,” she says. “I was a teen-ager when all of the awkward connection and human connection needed to be made in real life. But, at the same time, because…

By JohnValbyNation May 27, 2019 0

Does Trump Have an Off-Ramp on Iran?

The Trump Administration’s pronouncements on Iran have gyrated at a vertiginous pace in recent days. On Sunday, after a golf game at his club outside Washington, D.C., the President returned to the White House and unleashed his fury on Twitter. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran,” he vowed.…

By JohnValbyNation May 24, 2019 0

What to Do in New York City This Weekend

These are our top picks for the weekend of May 24th-26th. For more event listings and reviews, check out Goings On About Town. Art Garry Winogrand once defined a photograph as “what something looks like to a camera.” Keep that in mind when viewing the Brooklyn Museum’s fiercely pleasurable, if somewhat flawed, show, consisting mainly…

By JohnValbyNation May 24, 2019 0

Jefferson, Adams, and the SAT’s New Adversity Factor

“There is a natural aristocracy among men,” Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Adams from Monticello, in 1813, in one of the best-known passages from their vast post-Presidential correspondence. “There is also an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtues or talents; for with these it would belong to the first class. The…

By JohnValbyNation May 24, 2019 0

“Hostile Planet”: Animals Are Struggling to Adapt, and National Geographic Is, Too

When National Geographic’s nature series “Hostile Planet” débuted, in April, I avoided it for several reasons, chief among them the word “hostile.” The series is hosted by the British adventurer and TV personality Bear Grylls, known for swashbuckling feats of survival entertainment, which made me mildly suspicious, as did National Geographic’s ownership in recent years…

By JohnValbyNation May 24, 2019 0