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.

from To the Point

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?

from To the Point

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.

from To the Point

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Google says its translation service can't replace human translators, but U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services tell officers it's the most efficient tool to vet refugees.

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Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Starting October 29, LAX won’t allow curbside pickup from companies like Uber and Lyft.

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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