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.

Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness

The New York Times

Seeing loneliness as a medical problem, rather than merely a sociological or psychological one, allows us to bring the “unspoken stigma of loneliness” to light.

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Gun inequality: US study charts rise of hardcore super owners

The Guardian

A new study shows that the number of guns in America has risen by roughly 70 million since 1994, while the share of the population that owns guns has dropped.

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A College Is a Community but Cannot Be a Home

The Atlantic

One of the central objectives of campus life is learning to live in close proximity with those who are different from you—even radically so.


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