BEN TAUB ’14 wrote “Journey to Jihad,” the lead story in the June 1 issue of The New Yorker on European teenagers who join ISIS. Taub used money he received as a contestant on The Voice to fund reporting trips to the Turkish-Syrian border, he said in an MSNBC interview.
Influential photographer and emeritus professor EMMET GOWIN’s work is featured in a new exhibit, “Hidden Likeness ,” at The Morgan Library and Museum in New York City through Sept. 20. Peggy Fogelman, the Morgan’s acting director, said that Gowin’s art has “creative and often surprising linkages with Morgan objects of widely different eras and artistic disciplines.”
Even Google is open to manipulation, computer science professor ANDREW APPEL ’81 told The Christian Science Monitor in a story about a recent sabotage of Google Maps that caused users typing a racial epithet to be directed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. “The nature of those algorithms is that if enough people out there deliberately put two different words or phrases next to each other the algorithms will think that lots of people advocate those things,” Appel explained.
After the finale of Mad Men, series creator Matthew Weiner sat down for a talk with author and Princeton lecturer A.M. HOMES at the New York Public Library. Weiner revealed some of his literary inspiration for the show, including the journals of John Cheever and Frank O’Hara’s Meditation in An Emergency, according to The New York Timesâ story about the event.