When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

A friend of mine was having some difficulties imagining the next steps of her career path. So she decided to list a few people in her field that she admires, and to write down those specific things she admires about each person. It helped her think about what she...

Government Shutdown: History Repeats

It looks like the US government might soon shut down. Most media are covering the story as though it were unprecedented. In fact, as any regular reader of Lapham’s Quarterly knows well, rare is the newspaper article that hasn’t already appeared hundreds of...
On the American Election

On the American Election

Some friends of mine find it strange that I haven’t been writing or saying much of anything about what most of them see as the most important opportunity of our generation: the potential election of Barack Obama as president of the United States. So concerned...