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Mysteries of Modern Art

A recent excursion with friends brought me to a modern art museum in Washington, D.C. With the random wire sculptures and the torn canvases, the splotches of paint dripped or flung, and even the pantyhose […]

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Uncanny Valley

With bright red lips, rosy cheeks, and painted smiles, clowns are creepy. They make us balloons shaped like puppies, dance and tell jokes; they even come out of small clown cars, all to make us […]

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The Neuroscience of Politics

We’re less than two years away from the 2016 presidential election, and politicians on both sides of the court are teasing constituents with their equivocal intentions of running. Republicans wait to see who among the […]