From Groucho to Woody Allen to Seinfeld, many of our funniest, most skillful comedians have been Jewish. Harvard professor Ruth Wisse, BA’57, PhD’69, explores Jewish humour in her newest book.
According to author Virginia Morell, MA’73, scientists keep uncovering new evidence that animals are emotionally complex creatures and much smarter than we once thought.
John Ralston Saul, BA’69, DLitt’97, says his latest novel, a dark comedy about dictators and aristocrats, is a throwback to the oldest literary genre of them all — “the road movie.”
Historian Gil Troy, an expert on U.S. presidential campaigns, says the battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has yet to capture the imagination of voters.
She might be known as one of the country’s toughest journalists, but Jan Wong, BA’74, discovered that didn’t afford her any protection from a devastating bout of depression.
by Sylvain Comeau Headlines have been supplying no shortage of economic gloom recently, with financial markets whipsawing wildly in response. Some nations teeter on the brink, while others debate the costs of throwing them a lifeline. We recently spoke to three professors with different perspectives on economic matters, and ask them to explain what’s going [...]
Dr. Balfour Mount is considered the father of palliative medicine in Canada. While his field has come a long way in the years since he began his work, he says more should be done to attend to the needs of the dying.
Was Wilfrid Laurier, BCL1864, Canada’s Barack Obama? Author André Pratte discusses the enduring legacy of the charismatic compromiser who became our first French-Canadian prime minister.
An increasing number of women are becoming involved in terrorist activities. According to expert Mia Bloom, BA’89, these women can be just as hard-core as their male counterparts.
Architecture professor Avi Friedman, M’Arch’83, worries that we’re so focused on making purposeful surroundings, that we’re forgetting how to infuse them with charm that makes them livable.