A customer waits for the world’s longest flight from Singapore to Newark.
AP Photo/Wong Maye-E
The day and a half it takes to get from New York to Singapore and back offers plenty of time to ponder the economics of ultra-long-haul flights – and wonder why we'd want to make it any longer.
Contrasting cityscapes, similar challenges
Universities teach students and produce research -- but do they have responsibility to engage with the communities that surround them? Two university presidents explain why their answer is an emphatic yes.
Philip Roth would call the Jewish resistance to his work “the luckiest break I could have had.”
AP Photo/Douglas Healey
With the Holocaust still on their mind, many American Jews were highly sensitive to portrayals of Jews in popular culture. So when Roth's sex-obsessed characters came along, the pushback was swift.
Annual 2010 zombie march in Madrid, an homage to George A. Romero.
AP Photo/Paul White
Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead’ will be remembered among the first films to use horror as a form of political critique.
Do we see the diversity?
graduation day via shutterstock.com
If Americans are hiding behind the explosion of diversity to avoid looking at racism, what can universities do about it? A lot.
Making a comeback
Boston Public Library
The fashionistas aren't flocking there yet but things are happening in Brick City – especially when it comes to education policy.