Talking in “human”
Over time, I’ve found it increasing difficult to decipher the illustrated graphics inserted into books to help readers to better [...]
The trap door called drawing
Human beings are rarely the neat sum of neat parts, something columnist Elaine Luti began to understand when she first learned to draw.
Let them eat cake…
Advising people to slow down and smell the roses makes no sense when you've devised a social system that prevents that from happening, writes columnist Elaine Luti.
In praise of the crummy
I was in Berlin the other weekend to visit my son. It’s not a beautiful city by any means. Many [...]
World without history?
I recently asked a class of college students if they knew the mythological story of Oedipus. I wanted to hear [...]
When the paranoid are right
Growing up in Boston of the 1950s, I remember my father often coming home with unusual foods. He got [...]
“Civilizing” America’s schools
No sooner had I ranted about the perils of standardized tests and how over-managed kids were losing time to play [...]
A most awful circle
When troubles come, Shakespeare wrote in "Hamlet," they come not as single spies but in battalions. Some human beings are [...]
When grades make you sick
Not long ago it was midterm season at American colleges and I found myself under a pile of exams to [...]
How to choose a good therapist
You don't stick with a doctor who shrugs at your condition. So be demanding when it comes to your mind, writes columnist Elaine Luti.
But it tastes bad…
Columnist Elaine Luti wants to know why drug companies balk at making more kid-friendly medicines.