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.

America’s Workforce Runs on Uppers


Bielamowicz’s piece historicize the rise of Adderall by recognizing the degree to which America’s workforce has often “run on amphetamines.”

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Generation Adderall

New York Times Magazine

Schwartz chronicles her own dependence on Adderall, which began during her second year of college and persisted throughout her 20s.

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