Matthew Mehan

How to prepare for bad news? Good literature and art
10 Oct 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: emotions, liberal arts, news cycle
Sophocles, Dante and Shakespeare can arm us against sadness and anger.

Mythical mammals that delight and instruct
14 Aug 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: beast fables, children's books, mammals, poetry
From a scholar, an alphabet of funny, fabulous, almost human creatures.

Dumbing down: the new SAT
1 Apr 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, education standards, SATs, United States
Or how to raise education levels by lowering standards.

Babies in bars—a singular offence?
27 Jan 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family, parenting, singles
A twenty-something New Yorker living in an area of Brooklyn where she finds “the mommy culture run amok” (most residents have children and she does not) complains that she is running into infants in -- of all places -- her favourite bars. Double strollers on the streets and toddlers in cafes are bad enough, she frets, but “bar-babies” are the limit.

Slow down, America
17 Feb 2009 | FEATURES |  
A quick word on bailouts from a man at rest.

A crypto culture of life director?
17 Oct 2008 | FEATURES |  
M. Night Shyamalan’s film The Happening was panned by critics who failed to grasp his insightful critique of the culture of death.

Gut Check
27 Jun 2008 | FEATURES |  
Donald Trump, of all people, gave a young entrepreneur a ticket to preach the gospel.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
1 Jun 2008 | FEATURES |  
Spielberg's latest film is glorious, glittering, golden popcorn. You've gotta see it.

Tough questions for Mitt Romney
6 Dec 2007 | FEATURES |  
Can the presidential hopeful assure Americans that his position on fundamental issues will not change?

FOCUS ON BLOGGING It’s dog eat dog in the blogosphere’s food chain
31 Aug 2006 | FEATURES |  
Nature may be red in tooth and claw, but it's kind compared to the evolutionary struggle for supremacy amongst bloggers.

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