with reference to Frasier and Ariadne auf Naxos
and
Against the Expertise Model of Education One of the first questions I typically get when I tell people outside the academy that I teach philosophy is…
and what it is for
reflections on Whit Stillman's Metropolitan (1990)
and the good of love, children, and art
In my first essay for Line of Beauty, I wrote about brunch and its sociality. I didn’t say anything there, however, about the genre of ‘brunch food’, as…
It’s perhaps off-brand for a tweedy academic, but I love sports. In particular, I am obsessed with cricket, the sport I grew up playing as a child in…
(and on the promise of eros)
I’ve often felt a good essay was like a spiderweb, the several strands not merely connecting to but strengthening one another, even at some distance…
or: can we look forward and backward at once?
and what it is for
One of the pleasures of blogging (this is blogging, right?) that I recall from its early-oughts heyday was coming up with a blogroll, the list of…