Science and wonder have a long and ambivalent relationship. Wonder is a spur to scientific inquiry but also a reproach and even an inhibition to inquiry. As philosophers never tire of repeating, only those… Read More

The novel is a medium of endless permutations, but in the end there are three broad ways that it can be great. The first and lowest is on the level of sheer craft. Pride… Read More

Last November, Kanye West stopped by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design to deliver a three-minute manifesto on the state of architecture today. Standing atop a drafting table in the middle of the school’s… Read More

The following is an edited transcript of remarks delivered by Robert Pippin at High Concept Laboratories in Chicago on June 5, 2014. Professor Pippin and the other two panelists were asked to respond to The Point’s… Read More