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Archives for July, 2008

Last year when the family was in Europe I snapped this photo of Jim looking at a triptych of three blank canvases: The accompanying blog post generated heated discussion about whether the work depicted in the photo was “art” (the discussion became so heated that I decided to close the comments on the thread). Now…

Last year we discussed a great deal of research about the gender disparity in math and science. Even while women are more successful overall in school than men, in certain fields there is a very large deficit in the number of women participating. We mentioned one explanation in particular: The male math advantage in a…

Have you ever seen Singin’ in the Rain? One of the movie’s most hilarious moments is when the beautiful silent movie star Lina Lamont is asked to start making “talking pictures.” As soon as this gorgeous screen siren opens her mouth, the illusion of her beauty is shattered: her squeaky voice instantly transforms her from…