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.

Almost There

The New Yorker

Roger Angell, who has been contributing to the New Yorker since 1944, described this particular World Series as “three hours of floodlit opium.”

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Baseball’s storyteller, our friend

The Washington Post

Vin Scully, longtime voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, helped infuse baseball with the virtues of gentility and mutual respect.

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Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

American Prospect

Dreier describes the ways in which professional baseball has addressed social problems directly, often being out ahead of the American public.

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