In the past 20 years, movies and the quotes they’ve sprinkled across American pop culture have occupied a shrinking proportion of our social mindshare. It’s time to mark and celebrate the death of the movie catchphrase.
The deserts of Morocco are wide and golden. Trust nearly 200 American college students to track down and guzzle whatever alcohol lurks in the sands of the Islamic kingdom.
Armed with personal histories and transfer credits, grads from ’88 to ’15 hold a fall-semester seminar on majors, dorms, and the types of roommates to avoid.
Little things people say can get stuck in your brain and become triggers, forcing you to relive moments you’d rather forget. Well, for aspiring linguists, it’s much, much worse.
In a small town with a withering economy, rebellion is choosing college over your job at the X-rated drive-in.
After a childhood in the country, awaking as a freshman in a college town, where the inhabitants are willing and strange.
Our man in Boston sits down with writer Andre Dubus III to discuss the differences between memoir and autobiography, Harvard and UMass students, and when it is inappropriate to send an email.
March Madness is not self-explanatory. To assist our coverage, a mother and son discuss over instant-message how college basketball works.
When Allen Ginsberg stayed with my family, we played video games and read together. But the harmony was broken when the yoga began. It wouldn’t be the last time.
Americans prefer “doing” to “knowing.” When will our universities wake up to reality? English majors everywhere: More budget cuts are coming, but prepare to smell great.
Faced with a deadline to choose her major, our writer hunts down interview subjects to learn where their studies got them, no matter her mother’s loathing of the liberal arts.
Everyone remembers their first, especially English professors. A professor confronts a student he busted for cheating—and who caused him to completely rethink plagiarism.