Monday, August 20, 2018

Editor’s Note

From the Editor: Our original plan for this issue of Genesis did not include the discussion with Princeton professor Michael Barry on the teaching of Near Eastern studies in...

Teaching, Tenure, & Terrorism

Michael Barry, lecturer in Islamic Culture in Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, brings more than the usual academic credentials to the lecture hall.Born to American parents living...

A Spring Walk in the Shadow of Frederick Law Olmsted

Anyone interested in a pleasant walk on a spring day could do worse than the 700-acre campus of the Lawrenceville School. The campus was designed in the late 19th...

At Princeton High, the Halls Were Alive . . .

Something must have been in the water — or in the air — in the Prince­ton school system in the late 1980s.The musical bar may been set first in...

A Composer’s Musical Awakening

As a music lover who studied classical music and eventually became a composer, I was immensely fortunate to grow up in Princeton.It’s hard to say exactly when music entered...

Lies, Damn Lies, and . . . Data Science

There have been many remarkable changes in the world over the last century, but few have surprised me as much as the transformation in public attitude toward my chosen...

About the Author: Howard Wainer

As statistician Howard Wainer writes in his new book, “Truth or Truthiness,” telling people he is a statistician by trade used to be a great conversation stopper — the...

Five Favorite Films

Here’s a new parlor game you can play with your movie-minded friends before you read the survey printed below. Ask your companions to list their five favorite films. Then...

In the Galleries

Holly Trostle Brigham: Sisters and Goddesses, Michener Museum, Doylestown PA. Through May 29. www.michenerartmuseum.org.A half century ago, the Michener Museum points out in its statement accompanying this exhibit, “Linda...

Books – New and In Print

#b#Non-Fiction: Public Affairs/Politics#/b#William G. Bowen & Michael S. McPherson, “Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education,” Princeton University Press. www.press.princeton.eduAmerican higher education does face serious problems...

Trending Stories

Artist’s Travel Journals Reveal Images, Words, and Trends

For many, a personal journal is just that — personal, often kept in a discrete place such as the bottom of a drawer. Mikel Cirkus, on the other hand, wants to celebrate his journals with the world.