Thursday, October 29, 2020

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...

The Papers of Thomas Edison – Continued

Paul B. Israel, The Papers of Thomas Edison — Volume 8, New Beginnings, January, 1885, to December, 1887. Edited by Israel, the director and general editor of the Thomas...

Fiction: The Bad, the Worse, and the Worst

His fingertips grew hungry, prowling the surface of the keys like tiny lungfish slurping at the lettered pegs for sustenance to feed their drive to weave a tale of...

Poetry & Small World Coffee

Ellen Foos, Vasiliki Katsarou, and Lynne Shapiro, editors, “Dark as a Hazel Eye: Coffee & Chocolate Poems,” Ragged Sky Press, www.raggedsky.com.This collection of 52 poems features works by both...

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...