Category: In the News

Weekly Round-Up, 11-25-16

Greetings, Corelings! We hope you’re filling up on pumpkin pie and turkey/non-meat turkey substitute! And what would it be without an installment of weekly links? The Ashmolean, the University of Oxfords museum of art and archaeology, is currently hosting Sensation: Rembrandt’s First Paintings, an exhibition featuring early works of Rembrandt on the five senses. It […]

Weekly Round-Up, 11-18-16

Happy Friday! This week’s links take a look at a festival, Jane Austen, McDonald’s in Florence, and more. Remember Ecce Homo (“Behold the Man”), the fresco of Jesus that was, uh, renovated a few years back? You know what the best way to preserve this memory in the seas of time? A comedic opera, that’s […]

From The Business Insider: How Donald Trump Could Abolish the Department of Education

In his first hundred days as President, Donald Trumps plans to shutter the Department of Education. Top legal scholar, Laurence Tribe, has regrettably affirmed that there is no constitutional limitation against such an action. Assuming that Congress will give its consent, and that we make it past the first 100 days, this seems dangerously likely. […]

Weekly Round-Up, 11-11-16

This week we take a look at the earliest settlement in Australia, degenerate art, “Inferno” (and not the one you’re thinking about), and more. If you’ve been following our Twitter lately, you’ll see that we reported on the reception of Ron Howard’s Dante-inspired “Inferno”. Turns out this movie was the straw that broke the camel’s […]

Weekly Round-Up, 11-4-16

This week’s collection of links explores Don Quixote, Big Foot, William Shakespeare and Jane Austen (at the same time), and more! The Boston Public Library is celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with two art exhibitions. The first, entitled “Shakespeare’s Here and Everywhere,” (open until Feb. 26 in the Leventhal Map Center) highlights […]

From NPR: Put Your Laptops Away

Jame Doubek at NPR aptly begins the title of his article with ‘Attention, Students,’ since that is what his subject primarily concerns. Why are some students more easily able to recall lecture material than others? It is tempting to think this might have something to do with anal-retention; that students who fastidiously take notes like […]

Weekly Round-Up, Halloweekend Edition, 10-28-16

Welcome to the second installment of the Core Weekly Round-Up! There’s a reason for Bob Dylan’s recent Nobel Prize for Literature; the singer-songwriter and poet has “surpassed Whitman as the American Poet,” according to Bloomberg View writer Cass R. Sunstein. They’ve both certainly caused a bit of controversy. The William Blake Gallery in San Francisco, […]

Friday Weekly Round-Up, 10-21-16

Presenting the inaugural weekly round-up of links! In this newest addition to the Core blog, we gather the latest in Core-related news, events, and insights from around the Internet. Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016. Prof. Christopher Ricks, Dylan expert as well as Core professor, must be thrilled. Satan in a jumpsuit: […]

From The New York Times: Shakespeare First Folio Discovered on Isle of Bute

Tidings do I bring and lucky joys and golden times and happy news of price. Benvolio, Malvolio, and many between have averted a second tragedy with the discovery of another First Folio, in time for the bards 400th year anniversary. It was found on the Island of Bute, and authenticated by Shakespeare expert and enthusiast […]

Study philosophy for better welders?

When Marco Rubio declared “We need more welders and less philosophers,” he was greeted with quite the bit of applause. This push for vocational work (shall we call it a populist appeal?) has become a central thread in the public conversation of this election season; this is likely motivated by continuing concerns about economic recovery […]