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July/August Cover

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3 Days of the Condor, The Parallax View, and The Conversation: 1970s Cinema Mirrors the Ascendancy of America’s Conspiracy Obsession

Bernie Langs Turner: Listen. I work for the CIA. I’m not a spy. I just read books. We read everything that’s published in the world and we– we feed the plots– dirty tricks, codes into a computer, and the computer…checks … Continue reading

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Life on a Roll: The Cloisters Museum

Bernie Langs The Met Cloisters, an offshoot of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is located in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights. The museum boasts a first rate collection of European medieval art and architecture as well as outdoor garden … Continue reading

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2021 Virtual Pride Celebration

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June Cover

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Graduating Class of 2021

Megan E. Kelley Natural Selections would like to honor and celebrate the 2021 graduating class from The Rockefeller University. On Thursday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m., Rockefeller will hold its second virtual convocation and confer doctorate degrees upon thirty-three graduate … Continue reading

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Sisters with Transistors

Lana Norris Women have often been overlooked in the history of electronic music. Their mastery of new technology and alien sounds enabled them to innovate outside of traditional male-dominated structures, but even collaborations with John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Karl Stockhausen, … Continue reading

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Pets of Tri-I: Boba the axolotl

A few weeks ago, a new resident moved into my apartment. We are already a full house: four humans, one cat, 500ish worms, and possibly some undetected mice or roaches residing in the walls. So, when a perky little axolotl … Continue reading

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Image and Image: How Photographic Reproductions Enhance the Experience of Art

Bernie Langs Duccio di Buoninsegna and His School, by James H. Stubblebine, is a two-volume set of books examining the fascinating period of early Italian Renaissance art from 1285 up to about 1330. The second volume features over 500 black … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Aileen Marshall Father’s Day this year is June 20. Founded by a woman who was raised by her widowed father, it has been celebrated in this country on the third Sunday in June for almost a hundred years.  Despite its … Continue reading

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New York Rhymes: Haiku

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May Cover

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A Message From The Natural Selections Editorial Board

Several recent, widely publicized attacks on the Asian American community have spotlighted the rise in anti-Asian sentiment and racism in America. This is not a sudden or new development, but the result of years of pernicious racism. We wish to … Continue reading

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April Cover

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Politics Under the Microscope

Joanna Yeung Politics Under the Microscope (PUTM) is a student-led podcast by graduate students Joanna Yeung, Ellie Thompson, Naira Abou-Ghali, and Nina Glenn. PUTM aims to capture the thought process of policy makers as they respond to complex problems and to … Continue reading

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Earth Day

Aileen Marshall April 22, 2021 will be the 51st Earth Day. What started as an educational initiative in the United States has evolved into an annual global event to advocate for the environment. The roots of Earth Day go back … Continue reading

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Mindfulness for Skeptics: Is Meditation a Waste of Time?

Sean Wallace As an enthusiastic meditator, I am delighted that mindfulness is now a household word. An increased awareness of the benefits of meditation has led more people to try mindfulness practices to help combat stress, anxiety, and other afflictions, … Continue reading

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The Plot and the Process of Writing a Novella

Bernie Langs Over the past twenty-five years, I’ve written over two dozen novellas and abandoned about a dozen others mid-creation. Each writer has their own process, and it is the process itself that is so satisfying when creating fiction. Some … Continue reading

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Pets of Tri-I: Luna

Audrey Goldfarb This month I had the pleasure of meeting Luna, the incredibly sweet English cream golden retriever. She lives with her parents Tatsuya Araki, a Ph.D. student in the Victora Lab at The Rockefeller University, and Jingwen Zhou, a … Continue reading

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Natural Expressions: Poetry

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