MCAT CARS Practice Reading

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How to Practice Reading for CARS

Do your best to obtain the main points from each MCAT CARS practice article you read, and try to read multiple consecutive MCAT CARS passages—simulating 2017 MCAT CARS practice test […]

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks swam until he died. He believed swimming was instinctive, and that we must learn to walk but not to swim. Still, for many years he took a weekly […]

Diversity of Literature

In every field, the answer to the question of diversity tends to hinge on questions of representation. With the arts and media especially, there’s the question of seeing a version […]

Naples Musical Machine

Ulysses, if Homer is to be believed, was the first mariner to escape the temptations of the Bay of Naples. According to The Odyssey, Ulysses had heard of the bay’s […]

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins is one of the great minds of our time; yet in his just-published memoir, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, he notes that great minds […]

Personal Literary Anecdote

When a man fell into his anecdotage, it was a sign for him to retire from the world. —Benjamin Disraeli I generally distrust personal anecdote in literary criticism. It seems so […]

Instrument by Definition

The sounds produced by a fiddle are not always musical, but the fiddle is still nevertheless regarded as a musical instrument. However, if one uses sticks or car engines to […]

Academic's Literature

Academics are constantly encouraged to engage with the public more often, but this advice ignores the way that specialised knowledge already affects civic life. Specialisation has social importance, but often […]

Musical Biographies

This Christmas, booksellers are featuring several memoirs by rock musicians in their product queues. The authors are not all household names, yet new volumes by Elvis Costello (an English singer-songwriter, […]

Religious Conflict BC

Humans haven’t learned much in more than 2,000 years when it comes to religion and politics. Religion has led to social tension and conflict, not just in today’s society, but […]