What's on This Week

02.22.2015
Somewhere along the way, did we ruin poetry? Have the heartfelt angst of young lovers and the epic elegies of heroes become elitist and academic? But poetry is back, and we have...
02.22.2015
Unidentified Face
What’s the face of the future? Not flying cars and life on Mars… What’s the future of our faces? With new facial transplantation surgeries and the latest news about the NSA...

On Our Minds

Winter. I am getting sick of this winter. It’s hard to get around. I’m never outside. I hate scraping and shoveling. . . And, I’m cold. And most likely you are cold too.
Like many of you, we'll be tuning in to see who wins in this year's Academy Awards. Ever wonder how "The Oscars" got its name? Check out our interview with film scholar...
President Richard M. Nixon arrived in Beijing on Feb. 21st, 1972, marking the first presidential visit to the most heavily-populated country in the world. Nixon was also the...
When we think of slavery, many of us think of it as an historic trauma—something in the past that the nation"overcame" to become what it is today. But according to Edward...
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Since the publication of the essay "To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This," the world has been abuzz with Professor Aruthur Aron's 36 questions that can alledgely make people...

Love in 36 Questions

Since the publication of the essay "To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This," the world has been abuzz with Professor Aruthur Aron's 36 questions that can alledgely make people fall in love. These questions range from the seemingly innocuous—"What would constitute a 'perfect” day for you?'—to the deeply personal—"Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing?" We interviewed Aron as well as Mandy Lee Catron, the woman whose essay jumpstarted the current craze. In fact, the world appears so crazed that there are not just one, but multiple apps you can now download to try the questions with a friend or lover. But why stare at a screen when you could hear the questions themselves read aloud by a group of friends and colleagues here at To the Best of Our Knowledge?

You can download our 36 questions recording right here.