Category: In the News

Weekly Round-Up, 1-6-17

Greetings, earthlings–we mean Corelings. This week we’re ushering in the new year with a star-studded link round-up. Today (1/6) is the Epiphany, by the way–the day that commemorates the visit of the three Magi to the child Jesus. As Core scholars may recall, the three kings, or wise men as they are sometimes called, followed […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-30-16

Goodness, what a year. We’re lucky all of our Core authors are long since deceased; otherwise, we’d be in a mess of trouble. But no matter. We’ve got a end-of-the-year wrap-up to usher in the long-awaited new year. (That’s a lotta hyphens…) Did you know that ancient Sumerians interpreted the constellation Orion as the epic […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-23-16

Hello hello, Corelings! What, did you think the Weekly Round-Up would be on hiatus during this hibernation period we call Winter Break? Of course not. Knowledge never rests. Christopher Wordsworth, the great-great-great-great grandson of William Wordsworth, is currently campaigning to protect the Lake District that inspired the Romantic poet. The National Grid plans to build […]

From the Guardian: Welcome to the Age of Anger

It seems that any article seeking to explain the recent capsizing of our politics will obligingly run through the explanations we have come to know by broken heart: it was rigged. Actually that is one explanation we unfortunately haven’t heard, since the one who would have made it most vociferously did not lose the election. […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-16-16

Good morning, Corelings! We hope this installment of weekly links keeps you toasty warm today, because the temperature outside is criminal. BUCFA is presenting Chekhov’s last full-length play, The Cherry Orchard, Dec. 14 through 18, at the Lane-Comley Studio 210. On the fence about going? There will be a real, live dog in the production. […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-7-2016

Hellooo, scholars! Can you believe that the last full week of classes of the semester is coming to a close? We hope your papers, projects, and exams go swimmingly. In an art show organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Swedish Embassy, the Vatican will display works by Rembrandt for the […]

New Exhibition to Showcase Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston-area

If Yeats said that ‘Words alone are certain good’ then we may suppose that anything that strives to go beyond them must be doing something better. At a time when money is more and more coming to serve as the universal currency, the one of our language seems to be depreciating in value. Beyond Words […]

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. […]