Articles on entertainment and education

entertainment and education



Driving to Nebraska: Cinema, human dignity, and the elderly
Daniel Ross Goodman | 28 August 2014 |
tags: ageing, films, human dignity
At times, cinema succeeds where philosophy fails.


To edit, or not to edit your child’s playlist
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 27 August 2014 |
tags: music, parenting, pop culture
Plato was right: music has a serious effect on us.


Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend
Francis Phillips | 26 August 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Nelson Mandela
An affecting memoir by Nelson Mandela's jailer.


Vale, Robin Williams, Hollywood’s melancholy funnyman
Zac Alstin | 14 August 2014 |
tags: films, Hollywood, melancholy, suicide
Why do we feel so moved by the death of a man we've never met?


The global race to reinvent the state
Nick Spencer | 07 July 2014 |
tags: book reviews, government, political science
Two journalists from The Economist want to “fix Leviathan” through efficiency and better management.


Does sex have a purpose?
G. Tracy Mehan III | 07 July 2014 |
tags: homosexuality, same-sex marriage
On the answer to this question depends the future of marriage and the family.


Is this the most miserable place on earth?
Francis Phillips | 17 June 2014 |
tags: book reviews, Communism, Russia, Soviet Union
A Polish journalist hitchhikes along Russia's remote Kolyma Highway.


The tactics of the “beautiful game”
Steve Georgakis | 12 June 2014 |
tags: soccer, World Cup
Here's your style guide to 30 days of the World Cup


A country priest, a Norwegian heroine, an American lady: bookmarks
Francis Phillips | 11 June 2014 |
tags: book lists
MercatorNet contributors talk about books that have changed the way they see the world.


The Fault in Our Stars
Clare Cannon | 06 June 2014 |
tags: book reviews, teen movies, young adult
Romance, caring, philosophy -- this novel-to-screen teen sensation has it all. Perhaps too much.


10 life lessons from Navy Seal in charge of bin Laden raid
William H. McRaven | 26 May 2014 |
tags: commencement address, education, Navy SEALs
This may just be the best commencement address ever!


Hopefully, literally, begs the question: the three most annoying misuses in English
Baden Eunson | 26 May 2014 |
tags:
Prescriptivist? Grammar fascist? You bet!


Who is running higher education?
Kevin Ryan | 23 May 2014 |
tags: higher education
The silly season of graduation ceremonies is a touchstone of the state of higher education in the US.


Chaos in Calgary
Maria Irizar | 22 May 2014 |
tags: alcohol, binge drinking, Canada, education
Like many other places, Alberta's finest university turns a blind eye to binge drinking. It's not a good idea.


Non-Negotiable
Sheila Liaugminas | 16 May 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, moral relativism, USA
In a culture of relativism, some things remain unchangeable, contends a MercatorNet contributor in her recent book.


Formative influences
Michael Cook | 06 May 2014 |
tags: book reviews, MercatorNet
The first in a series about books which changed how our contributors see the world.


Charlie Chaplin: born in rags, destroyed by riches
Jack Carrigan | 22 April 2014 |
tags: biography, book reviews, movies
Peter Akroyd's biography reveals the tormented tyrant behind the creative genius.


Do you want CNN or ESPN with that burger?
Karl D. Stephan | 15 April 2014 |
tags: civility, conversation, TV
Why can't I talk with you in a restaurant? Why do I have to talk to the TV?


Protecting the first “little platoon”
Bryce J. Christensen | 10 April 2014 |
tags: book reviews, conservatism, family, liberalism
Society needs family values - but not the faith they are based on? Where a liberal proposal falls down.


Why schools deny that bullying causes suicide
Izzy Kalman | 08 April 2014 |
tags: bullying
They can't afford to take responsibility for their failed policies.


Single sex schooling and gender theory
Andrew Mullins | 07 April 2014 |
tags: gender theory, single sex schooling
New research questions the advantage of separate schools for boys and girls and suggests they lead to role stereotyping.


Dumbing down: the new SAT
Matthew Mehan | 01 April 2014 |
tags: education, education standards, SATs, USA
Or how to raise education levels by lowering standards.


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