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Article of the Month – Everybody’s a Critic. And That’s How It Should Be.

Oscar season is upon us and film critic A.O. Scott takes a moment to reflect on the current state of the Oscars. But rather than devolve into a screed censuring the committee for its race bias—which he duly chastises for “racial homogeneity”—Scott takes on the much broader idea of what it means to be […]

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Articles of the Month – Battle of the Grammarians

In the left corner, weighing in with a Harvard doctorate degree in philosophy and a tenured position at the university, is intellectual rock star, Stephen Pinker-author of such bestselling books as The Blank Slate and The Language Instinct. In the right corner, weighing in with the irreproachable intellectual organ that is the New Yorker, is […]

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Article of the Month – June 2015: Translation Article in the NYT Weekend Magazine

I often encourage students to read articles from the New York Times to improve their ability to understand complex vocabulary functioning in a rich context. Not every article quite fits that description, so a willy-nilly approach to the New York Times reading won’t always bear such lexical fruit. For those looking for vocab-dense, thought-provoking articles […]

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GRE Article of the Month: March 2015 – Blame the Dog

Blame the Dog By Steve Donoghue for Open Letters Monthly   Man’s best friend? Well, according to this article, clearly not to the Neanderthal, which Homo Sapiens wiped out—granted unwittingly. See, that eternal bond of human and dog, one that many of us have experienced, might have very well led to the extinction of the […]

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