"The question of modernization is central to disturbances in the Middle East and in Africa. Everyone is after modernization, no matter where they come from. But you have to be careful about it, and more importantly, you have to have sense about it." - Youssou N'Dour The Middle East and Africa have been intertwined with . . .
A frequently quoted line in Shakespeare says that "all the world's a stage." If you're a performer, whether in dance, music or acting, the stage really is your whole world. Whether you were born to act, dance, or sing, you probably couldn't imagine living without the audience, the spotlight, and the magic of performing. Performers . . .
There are over 6,500 languages spoken in the world today. And while 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers each, each gives us clues to our collective past, access to customs and knowledge of the presence, and a unique lens through which to view the world. Even dealing with just the most popular . . .
Within the practices and professions within medicine, a mixture of medical knowledge, judgement, and proper data is undoubtedly important. With that said, a mountain of medical knowledge or judgment is almost useless without an ability to gather information about a patient, gather information about a health condition, and effectively deliver a treatment. Technology is -- . . .
Traced back in time, the English word ‘marketing' has its roots in the town markets of 16th century Europe. In bustling city centers of the renaissance, vendors curried for position to catch the eye (and wallets) of curious passers-by. Over the years, marketing has progressed as a sort of art (and in recent history a . . .
Lawyers- are they the staunch defenders of law and order or ruthless sharks of the corporate world? Do they uphold the law or look for loopholes in it? Popular culture has given us plenty of images and ideas about attorneys, from "To Kill a Mockingbird" to "Legally Blond." And while the real-life work of lawyers . . .
"The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock, has triumphed most in the contrary direction - in simplicity, in unity, in clarity, and in restraint." — Lytton Strachey Charm is subjective, right? Perhaps it's unfair to claim that one language sounds more beautiful than others, but it's difficult to argue against . . .
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them - James Baldwin History in academics is the study of primary and secondary sources about past events. In a world that prizes instant gratification and comfort, historians work to understand the patterns that led us to our current society, power structures, and predicaments. Through . . .
The academic study of English has long been a stand-in for the “useless” degree. It doesn’t teach you to prepare schematics for the building of buildings, or to configure a server, or to track levels of chemicals in a field of corn. What is does teach you, through the lens of reading, dissecting, and discussing . . .