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Daniel Kolitz

  • Politics
  • January 8, 5:19 PM

Was war ever more "civilized"?

Was war ever more "civilized"?

Can war be “civilized”? Is one era of mass organized armed conflict more “civilized” than the other? We asked experts to attempt to put this question into a historical perspective.

  • Events
  • December 11 2015, 11:54 AM

A Freaks and Geeks geek on becoming the M'Lady meme

A Freaks and Geeks geek on becoming the M'Lady meme

Following several standout roles as a child actor, Jerry Messing found himself at the peak of internet infamy for an unfortunate headshot as a 'poster-child of neckbeards.' This is his story.

The man who taught your cab driver how to navigate NYC
  • Life
  • December 8 2015, 2:06 PM
  • New York

The man who taught your cab driver how to navigate NYC

AJ Gogia runs his cab driving school like a strict headmaster. His charisma has landed him in the year's most acclaimed documentary and brought offers for a reality TV show, which he rejected.

The lingering effects of NYC's racist city planning
  • Politics
  • December 1 2015, 12:12 PM
  • New York

The lingering effects of NYC's racist city planning

While changing hearts and minds is essential for the end of racism, the infrastructure of cities will also have to be altered in order to have meaningful progress.

Meet the activist leading the lonely 'smokers' rights' movement
  • Politics
  • November 19 2015, 12:43 PM
  • New York

Meet the activist leading the lonely 'smokers' rights' movement

Audrey Silk, the founder of CLASH, is fighting for her right to smoke... anywhere she wants.

The universal language Hitler couldn’t kill is thriving on the internet
  • City
  • September 17 2015, 3:17 PM

The universal language Hitler couldn’t kill is thriving on the internet

Hopes&Fears talked to Esperanto expert Chuck Smith about the language's Utopian origins and the inadequacy of English as a universal language.

What ever happened to the Tunnel of Love?
  • City
  • July 10 2015, 12:55 PM

What ever happened to the Tunnel of Love?

Which generation of teens dry-humped on slow-moving indoor boat rides? Daniel Kolitz investigates the Tunnel of Love. Does it still exist? Did it ever?

Attention without choice: David Foster Wallace's Adderall novel
  • Drugs
  • June 16 2015, 1:13 PM

Attention without choice: David Foster Wallace's Adderall novel

Daniel Kolitz looks at the legacy of The Pale King, the original Adderall novel, and Obetrol, the original Adderall.