Is fashion designed to restrict and subordinate women, or can it be a source of self-identification and liberation?
Should we evaluate art for aesthetic qualities or its ethical position? Can these approaches be reconciled?
"Can beauty be a weapon? Can its seduction circumvent morality?" On the aesthetics and ethics of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.
"One is not wise because of an exposure to the fruits of knowledge, which are information. One is wise because of the internal understanding of information, which is done through an active consciousness.”
What liberties can writers take in using other people's lives in their work? A look at two stories by Alice Munro.
"As someone who moved to New York City seven months ago, I’m aware that it could be a daunting experience." Criticism.