Zohar Kfir and Lisa Lynch recently opened Howling Basset Books, a brick-and-mortar bookstore, in an old Victorian house in Oldwick, New Jersey.
Interview with Jim LeBrecht, co-director of Crip Camp
Students in the Medical Humanities elective at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine had the opportunity to interview Jim LeBrecht, co-director of the Oscar nominated documentary Crip Camp. The …
The Masked Identity
Some countries in East Asia were already using masks during the SARS epidemic and started using them quickly during the current one. I am struck by the stark differences in the acceptance and use of face masks globally.
Peaks and Valleys
House staff lecture today covers child maltreatment, and I compare and contrast cases of child neglect. Although reluctant, I feel obligated to include the reality of fatal neglect, with a slide of an intubated girl pictured from the bottom of her dirty feet up. The overriding message I hope is prevention—a chance to reflect on all of our efforts before neglect and abuse happen.
The process of COVID testing was going smoothly. People were paying the fees, completing the required paperwork, and getting swabbed. I had just landed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from New Delhi, India, and the process was a mandatory part of the arrival formalities along with a two-week quarantine
Reading Foucault’s The Birth of the Clinic in 2021: Does the Gaze Still Dominate its Masters?
“This is a book about space, about language, and about death; it is about the act of seeing, the gaze,” Michel Foucault writes opening The Birth of the Clinic (p. ix).
Spanish Flu Epidemic
At the end of World War I, influenza swept the globe in a devastating pandemic that affected an estimated 500 million people and killed 20 to 50 million–more than the number of deaths attributed to the recent war (up to 11 million military and up to 6 million civilians).
What’s in my white coat?
“They carried the sky. The whole atmosphere, they carried it, the humidity, the monsoons,
the stink of fungus and decay, all of it, they carried gravity.”
Inside the Margins
An interview with Marianne R. Petit
Marianne R. PetitAssociate Arts Professor, Global Network Associate Arts ProfessorAssociate Vice Chancellor for Global Network Academic Planning Marianne R. Petit is an Associate Arts Professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and …