Lee Siegel

writer and author

Guest

Culture critic for the New York Observer and writer for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker; author of Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob and Are You Serious: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly

Lee Siegel on KCRW

Only about 12% of all college students major in the humanities, a big change from just 50 years ago, when there were twice as many.

Are the Humanities in Crisis?

Only about 12% of all college students major in the humanities, a big change from just 50 years ago, when there were twice as many.

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According to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, it's "one of the greatest triumphs of the Internet." But is  Wikipedia  all that it claims to be?

Wikipedia: The Wisdom and the Folly of Crowds

According to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, it's "one of the greatest triumphs of the Internet." But is Wikipedia all that it claims to be?

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The National Endowment for the Arts has a program called  The Big Read , encouraging Americans to read books and talk about them together.

Reading in a World Wide Web of Distraction

The National Endowment for the Arts has a program called The Big Read , encouraging Americans to read books and talk about them together.

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