The Origin of John Nash’s Equilibrium Theorem

#b#From the movie, ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ starring Russell Crowe:#/b#Below is the dialogue from the bar scene in the movie, when John Nash and some of his fellow math students...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Out of the Blue: The Gomboc

Some of you may remember the Weeble, the roly-poly toy popular in the 1970s. Kids could knock them down, but they would always pop back to their original position...

On the Bookshelf: Non-Fiction

Non-FictionHelen V. Milner and Dustin Tingley, “Sailing the Water’s Edge:The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy,” Princeton University Press. www.press.princeton.edu.A professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University,...

From the Editor

With this winter issue, Genesis marks the completion of its first year of publication.It was some year. If anyone had told me that I would be interviewing one of...

Psychology: ‘The Soul Fallacy’

Excerpted from “The Soul Fallacy: What Science Shows We Gain From Letting Go of Our Soul Beliefs” by Julien Musolino. Published by Prometheus Books. Copyright 2015 by Julien Musolino....