Tag: GD Original

Arvind Badrinarayanan: In Conflict With Disease

December 2015

Boundaries are drawn, and erased, by disease rather than man-made warfare—but no one seems to have noticed.

Franco Galdini: Kyrgyz Mercenary, Friend or Foe?

December 2015

Russia’s long shadow over Central Asia.

Tavares Strachan: The Breaking is the Fixing

December 2015

The artist discusses his new show on the chemist Rosalind Franklin, the nature of history, and the role of the internet in dismantling colonial legacies.

Megan Stielstra: Teaching Engagement, Teaching Awareness

December 2015

How an inclusive curriculum could be just the disruption American classrooms need.

Katrina Woznicki: Can the Arts Provide What Schools Can’t?

December 2015

Artists and community organizers discuss racial segregation, social justice, and filling in the gaps of our public school system.

Luc Sante: My Method is the Magpie’s

November 2015

The critic discusses his new book on the grittier side of Paris, and the effect terrorism might have on France.

Carol Spindel: A Line Through the Heart of Paris, the French Prime Meridian

November 2015

Part II: The Scientist Who Kept Pushing, a continuation of A Line Through the Heart of Paris, the original Prime Meridian.

Carol Spindel: A Line Through the Heart of Paris, the French Prime Meridian

November 2015

Part I: Following La Meridienne de Paris and meeting François Arago.

Bridey Heing: When the Lobbying Underdogs Get Ahead

November 2015

A look at how the Iran Deal was made possible by unlikely groups.

Peter Trachtenberg: Slip Away

October 2015

Remembering the iconic voice of Lou Reed, who died two years ago today.

Kristen Martin: Investigation, from the Latin investigationem

October 2015

The daughter of a late police officer reflects on what it means to have an academic father in the force.

Sarah Menkedick: Caught in the Middle

October 2015

Reflections on a family whose heritage spans borders, but whose separate experiences continues to divide them in their own home.

Jen Manion: When White Liberals (and Black Elites) Make Things Worse

October 2015

A historical perspective on language and the criminalization of African Americans.

Andrea Maurer: High Hitler

September 2015

A look into the megalomaniac’s drug addiction.

Ava Kofman: Will Virtual Reality Make Us Feel Better?

September 2015

Empathy and immersion in virtual worlds.

Steve Toltz: Writers and Bad People

September 2015

Julia Pierpont sits down with Australian novelist Steve Toltz to discuss his new novel, writing about writers, paralysis, and why you should attend your high school reunion.

Lawrence Lenhart: Captioning Novitiate

September 2015

Myanmar’s newest monks and the politics of almsgiving.

Kristi DiLallo: The Language of Grief

September 2015

How art can provide us with different languages for discussing loss.

Ed Winstead: Green Thumbs in the Motor City

September 2015

Boundaries of Nature: Huge swaths of Detroit have been surrendered to the wild. What happens when we try to take them back?

Bix Gabriel: MFA Year 2, Week 1

September 2015

Imagining Tunacorn and Skunkinex in ‘Immigrant Fiction.’

Mark Warren: The Evolution of Comfort

September 2015

How we have been disenfranchised of our natural inheritance.

Ebadur Rahman: The Resilience in a Smile

August 2015

Reflections on the legacy of a relief initiative strengthened through its own tragedy.

Kate Newman and Rodrigo Fuentes: Bible in One Hand, Constitution in the Other

August 2015

The politics of Christianity in Guatemala.

Gilbert Hernandez: I Saw My Neighborhood as the World

August 2015

The elder statesman of alt comix looks back on the legendary series he co-created, Love and Rockets.

Amanda Lee Koe: On the 50th Anniversary of Singapore’s Independence

August 2015

Singapore may be one of the world’s leading financial centers, but is governing against ideology risky business for democracy?

Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan: Bobby Jindal and the Hyphenated American

August 2015

Jindal mistakes entry into the American mainstream as a matter of shedding a hyphen.

Megan Alpert: Justice and Peace in the Shrinking Forest, Part Two

July 2015

Part II, The Free Men of the Forest: The consequences of oil, development, and state intervention in an indigenous community.

Venkat Srinivasan: We Need The Water

July 2015

A look inside the systems that move and manage California’s dwindling water supply, and the debates over who and what needs water most.

Megan Alpert: Justice and Peace in the Shrinking Forest, Part One

July 2015

Part I, Ordinary Justice: After a spate of killings in 2013, an indigenous community threatened by oil operations struggles to come to terms with their new reality.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: The South Doesn’t Have a Monopoly on our Racist History

July 2015

We should take down the Confederate flag, but racism has always been and continues to be a national issue. A case study of Crandall v. State before the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1834 serves as a prime example.

Danielle Lanzet: In My End Is My Beginning

June 2015

Literati meet digerati, meet love, meet heartbreak.

Meakin Armstrong: Love’s Not Bulletproof

June 2015

A white Charlestonian says the recent shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. church is the inevitable outcome of white privilege.

George Gao: What Cannot Be Said

June 2015

Can a country so fixated on the future simply forget its recent past?

Kelly Link: The Shadow of the Real

May 2015

In The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter put her own spin on horror, the gothic, and old fairy tales, expanding the limits and possibilities of fiction.

Emma Rosenberg and Mario Alejandro Ariza: Freedom Gained or Freedom Imposed?

July 2013

The appointment of the first openly gay U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic presents both risks and opportunities.

Elizabeth Greenwood: Weegee’s New York

May 2012

'Murder is My Business,' an exhibition of Weegee's gritty photographs, opens at the International Center for Photography.