Mimi Rajapakse

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Where to Move If You Want a Job, More Money, or Lots of Single People

A new Census tool reveals which large cities are the nation's leaders in earnings, unemployment, and unmarried young people.<p>Springfield, Massachusetts, is the most single. San Jose, California, is the most international (richest, too). Provo, Utah, is the youngest workforce in America, and McAllen, …

Sex and Sensibility

By Diane Mehta October 16, 2013<p>First Person<p>Joseph Wright of Derby, <i>An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump</i>, detail, 1768, oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK.<p>Vivian Gornick describes the journey to self-possession as one of unimaginable pain and loneliness. “It is the re-creation in women of …

“The mistake of sexual freedom, both in my new relationship and then, later, out of it, was to assume that liberated sex corresponded to liberated emotions.” Diane Mehta on Vivian Gornick, contemporary feminism, and life after divorce: http://tpr.ly/15JcqA3.

George Lucas, John Lithgow, and Other Luminaries on How the Humanities Make Us Human

Ray Bradbury famously argued for reading as a prerequisite for democracy. <i>“Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all Science,”</i> Wordsworth wrote. In her superb 2013 McGill commencement address, philosopher Judith Butler …