Culture Briefing


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

Why Democrats and Republicans Literally Speak Different Languages

The Atlantic

Starting in the 1990s, “rhetorical partisanship” exploded—and began to obscure what is most important in our political debates.

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How technology disrupted the truth

The Guardian

When news organizations’ revenue is driven by “clickbait,” journalistic business models need to adapt to maintain their integrity.

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