While you wait for the polling results on Scottish independence, learn what a yes or no vote would really mean for Scotland and Great Britain in this post from James Cronin, professor of history and author of Global Rules.
John Oliver recently pointed out how much focus there is on prison in American media, from shows like Orange is the New Black to Sesame Streets new “Little Children, Big Challenges” segment. Few of these shows focus on juvenile prisons, however.
"America incarcerates more of its children than any country in the world."—Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, Childism
Young-Bruehl argues that prejudice exists against children as a group and that it is comparable to racism, sexism, and homophobia. Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children, now available in paperback, addresses the motives and cultural forces that have brought us to the uncomfortable ranking as the country that incarcerates the largest number of its children.
A Freudian Clip from our colleagues across the pond.
British psychotherapist and essayist Adam Phillips talks about Becoming Freud - his unconventional biography of Sigmund Freud.
The Yale ARTbooks blog takes a tour of Modern Architecture in the US. Who is your favorite modern architect?
The monarch butterfly is on the verge of being listed as endangered. How did it get to this point and what can we do?
Read more from Chasing Monarchs author Robert Michael Pyle on the YUP blog.
Greil Marcus has shared his list of the ten songs that represent the history of rock ‘n’ roll. In this video, we hit the streets to find out what people thought of his list and what rock ‘n’ roll means to them. What do you think describes the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll?
Happy National Grandparents Day!
The Zelmenyaners is a classic of Yiddish literature, following one family through four generations. The book explores the transformation of Jewish life through the lens of one family, a great read for this family holiday. Just remember to call your grandparents before you get lost in the book.