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Fanfarlo a band deserving of more acclaim

Although Fanfarlo may wear their influences a tad too proudly, they have a unique take on post-rock emotional fervor.

Humor & the Brain

Recent advances in brain imaging technology have provided us with a great deal of insight into the workings of the human mind. A recent study has focused on how the brain affects sense of humor. An ar...

Classic Film: The Stranger

Photo: Wikipedia.org Despite having directed multiple critically acclaimed films, Orson Welles only had one box office success, a post-war film noir called The Stranger. The film, released in 1946,...

Krugman on Health Insurance and Spain

This week New York Times published two great columns from Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman. The first column deals with the impact the recession has had on Spain. Spain has developed a massi...

A Serious Man

The Coen brothers' latest film was released on DVD a week and a half ago. A Serious Man was released to largely positive reviews last year. As a big fan of the Coen brothers, I was rather disappointed...

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert is perhaps the best known film critic in the world. He has helped shape the future of not only film criticism, but also the art of film itself through his very words. Esquire has just publ...

Sex Ratio & Dating

The ratio of women to men on college campuses (60/40) is rising. The NYTimes recently published an excellent article that explains what consequences this has on dating. Here is an excerpt: Needless t...

Incoherent Populism

James Surowiecki recently wrote an article for The New Yorker detailing the perils of the growing populist sentiment in America. Here's an excerpt: The electorate, we hear, wants Barack Obama to be m...

Introducing …

Welcome to The Augustan! I know you have some questions, so let's get to them right away. What is this? The Augustan is a blog about politics, art, and culture. What's with the name? This ...

A Guide to Indie in the Next Decade

Indie music has become increasingly popular throughout the decade and will likely only become more popular in the years to come.

Thomas Prieto

Contributing Columnist