Hearn Feldman: Art and ‘Avatar’

January 13, 2010
It’s an age-old story. Several age-old stories: a more technologically advanced and violent civilization invading the world of the nature-loving people who strive to live in balance with all things; an old love story of two people from enemy camps falling in love; goodness and purity triumphing over greed and selfishness; a hero from the »

Hearn Feldman: Defining liberal feminism

November 10, 2009
I consider myself a liberal feminist. This term comes with a lot of baggage. The trouble is, I don’t think I deserve the skepticism my self-claimed definition elicits. Feminism has long been associated with radicalism. Once it was a radical concept: political and social equality for women. Though these beliefs have become mainstream, people continue »

Hearn Feldman: The rat race to the top

October 23, 2009
It seems that every administration brings its own moral issue to the forefront of the nation’s mentality. Today health care is the new topic about which everyone wants to have an opinion. But as far as I can see, it’s merely a repeat of the same debate: who ought to benefit from society, and must »

Hearn Feldman: Reaching the core of liberal arts

October 9, 2009
Theater, my advisor told me, “is at the heart of a liberal arts education.” At the beginning of this year, I quit the theater studies major, decided that pursuing a career on the stage is not for me and turned my attention to research and teaching. And yet, I agree with my advisor. Yesterday, I »

Hearn Feldman: Colors of self-identification

September 25, 2009
I shopped a molecular anthropology class, and though I’m not taking it, one moment of that class stands out to me more clearly than any other from shopping period. The professor said a sentence that, strangely, our world still seems incapable of comprehending: “Race doesn’t exist.” “What do you mean?” A student at the back »

Hearn Feldman: Summer, unromantic

September 9, 2009
“What did you do this summer?” It’s the question that every returning Yalie asks and is asked hundreds of times in these first couple weeks back on campus. “Where did you go?” “What did you see?” “What did you learn?” These questions are borne of expectation and eagerness for interesting stories. Those I can supply: »