60 Minutes has never been the journalistic paragon of its makers' proud imaginings, but its slips have been particularly noticeable of late.
The principles of Taylorism have had an enduring effect on job design practices. Something very like them is now being applied to the job of health.
Philosophy is something close to a national pastime in France, a fact reflected not just in the celebrity status of its big thinkers but also in the interest its media show in the subject. So perhaps it's not surprising that several French publications recently sent correspondents, interviewers, and even philosophers to the Richmond, Va. motorcycle repair shop of Matthew Crawford, mechanic, philosopher, and a senior fellow at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.
Two of this year’s seasonal stamps, though modest in size, make a large point about why images--what we choose to represent in them and the meanings we derive from them--continue to matter in a culture thoroughly saturated by them.